Category Archives: Lyn. Johnson

Peace March, 1966

“March 31, 1966. I live on 103rd Street near Central Park West, one of the very few whites in a block of Negroes and Puerto Ricans. Garbage strews the streets and children play in it. Their elders view the scene … Continue reading

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What Was the Vietnam War About?

A group of South Vietnamese army soldiers and an American soldier with two captured Vietcong suspects, in Plaines des Joncs, South Vietnam. “Was America’s war in Vietnam a noble struggle against Communist aggression, a tragic intervention in a civil conflict, … Continue reading

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The Fantasy World of US Empire

American helicopters hover above armed U.S. soldiers, preparing to lift them from combat back to their base in Tay Ninh. “In US social memory, the Vietnam War is typically imagined to have been a civil war between two sides: South … Continue reading

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A Private’s Perspective: Oliver Stone & Vietnam

Stone as a G.I. in Vietnam in 1968. “In 1976—eight years after returning home from his tour in the Vietnam War, five years after graduating from film school at New York University, and two years before Michael Cimino’s The Deer … Continue reading

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Long, hot summer of 1967

A man is taken into custody in Detroit. “The summer of 1967 was a season divided by emotion. For the bohemians in San Francisco, it was the Summer of Love: an embrace of free love, psychedelics, and rock ‘n’ roll. … Continue reading

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What I Saw in Vietnam – H.d.s. Greenway

“They were burning brush, as they always do in the dry season, when my plane came in over the Vietnamese coast at dusk. Descending into Saigon, I could see fires burning below me, and in my naïveté I thought I … Continue reading

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Hearts and Minds (Vietnam)

“Hearts and Minds (Vietnam) or winning hearts and minds refers to the strategy and programs used by the governments of Vietnam and the United States during the Vietnam War to win the popular support of the Vietnamese people and to … Continue reading

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