Category Archives: Nixon

Everybody Is Crying About Vietnam – Vietnam War Blues

“On today’s program we spotlight blues and gospel songs dealing with the Vietnam war. All of the research for this show comes from two Guido Van Rijn books: President Johnson’s Blues and The Nixon and Ford Blues with some of the songs … Continue reading

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The Vietnam War Is Over. The Bombs Remain.

Bombs, Agent Orange and the Lethal Legacy of Bombs in Quang Tri “Shading my eyes from the bright sun, I stared into the bomb crater amid the verdant rice paddies. While it had been nearly 50 years since the last … Continue reading

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1968: The season of planting is not the season of harvest

“French intellectuals of a certain age tend to divide their lives into two parts – ‘before May’ and ‘after May’. Philosopher Jacques Rancière defined May 1968 as a political moment which ‘signals the very essence of politics.’ Twenty years later, … Continue reading

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The American Who Predicted Tet

“The Tet offensive, which began 50 years ago today and is remembered as the turning point of the Vietnam War, caught Americans by surprise. One of the few who saw what was coming was Edward Lansdale, the legendary covert operative … Continue reading

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Leon Golub: Raw Nerve

Gigantomachy II, from 1966. ‘He was an artist, historian and an advocate for social justice – he wanted to suss out oppression and throw it all into his paintings.’ “New York artist Leon Golub wrote an essay about art in … Continue reading

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Võ Nguyên Giáp

“Võ Nguyên Giáp (Vietnamese: [vɔ̌ˀ ŋʷīən zǎːp]; 25 August 1911 – 4 October 2013) was a Vietnamese general in the Vietnam People’s Army and a politician. Võ Nguyên Giáp is considered one of the greatest military strategists of the 20th century. … Continue reading

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Vietnam Veterans Against the War

“Some 25 members of the Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW) picketed the federal courthouse in Denver Monday.” They were protesting indictments against six southern members charged with conspiracy to disrupt the Republican National Convention. July 16, 1972 “Vietnam Veterans … Continue reading

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