Daily Archives: February 27, 2018

What Went Wrong in Vietnam – New Yorker

In Lansdale’s counter-insurgency approach, soldiers were fighters but also salesmen. (Audio) “For almost thirty years, by means financial, military, and diplomatic, the United States tried to prevent Vietnam from becoming a Communist state. Millions died in that struggle. By the … Continue reading

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Caterpillar – Clayton Eshleman (1967- 1973)

“Caterpillar was started by Clayton Eshleman as a series of chapbooks by such writers as Jackson Mac Low, David Antin, Paul Blackburn and Louis Zukofsky. ‘The Caterpillar Glyph,’ an image of a small napalmed Vietnamese girl, was printed on the … Continue reading

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