Tag Archives: Vietnam

Looking in The Mirror: How the US Only Sees Itself in Its Putin Propaganda

by Dr. Bill Wedin Yes.  In the famous words of Pogo: “We have met the enemy.  And he is us.” That’s how paranoia works.  We project onto a feared “other” our own unacceptable desires.  In Putin’s case, it’s our unacceptable … Continue reading

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Hilary Putnam: compassion and questioning as a guide to life

[Editor’s note: Mathematician and philosopher Hilary Putnam died last month. Dr. Putnam was an open critic of the Vietnam war. His fields of knowledge so wide ranging and eclectic, they deserve an obituary equally so. Below is Alan Gilbert’s essay … Continue reading

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Maya Lin: Separating Grief from Glory

by Joe Scarry Maya Lin’s Design Sketch for Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 1981. (More images here.) The post I intended to write was a riff on something I read in The Concise Untold History of the United States by Oliver Stone … Continue reading

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War “Hero” John Kerry is an Ass

by jay janson During the CNN Democratic Presidential Debate, earlier this week,  millions of simple-minded Americans listened to the now time worn touting of various candidates as heroes, for having “fought for their country in Vietnam.” Here is what former … Continue reading

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USA Celebrates Profitable Genocide 1776 Enslaving Africans to 2015 Destroying 6 Muslim Nations!

by jay janson Independence Holiday in the USA becomes a time when citizens tend to reflect on the nations two hundred and thirty-eight year history. It is a history typical of six European empires in the areas of genocide and … Continue reading

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