Category Archives: Vietnam War

The Price – Arthur Miller (1967)

“The Price is a two-act play written in 1967 by Arthur Miller. It is about family dynamics, the price of furniture and the price of one’s decisions. The play premiered on Broadway in 1968, and has been revived four times … Continue reading

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White House Plumbers

Security officer Frank Wills’ log of the Watergate Office Building. June 17, 1972. “The White House Plumbers, sometimes simply called the Plumbers, the Room 16 Project, or more officially, the White House Special Investigations Unit, was a covert White House … Continue reading

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195: Ramparts Press – Josh MacPhee

“I’m going to try to be a little less complete-ist than I’ve been in the past, hopefully making these posts a bit easier to compile. To that end, this is hardly the complete output of Ramparts Press, but a dozen … Continue reading

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Where’s the Revolutionary Punch? Richard Fariña’s Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up to Me at 50

Mimi and Richard Fariña, at the Newport Folk Festival in July 1965. “On May 23, 1958, Cornell University’s serene, gorge-encircled campus exploded in anarchic student demonstrations that presaged the widespread campus upheaval of the 1960s. Less disciplined and more inward-looking … Continue reading

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It’s Been 50 Years. I Am Not ‘Napalm Girl’ Anymore.

By Kim Phuc Phan Thi. “I grew up in the small village of Trang Bang in South Vietnam. My mother said I laughed a lot as a young girl. We led a simple life with an abundance of food, since … Continue reading

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West German student movement

Protest march in 1968 West Germany. “The West German student movement or sometimes called the 1968 movement in West Germany was a social movement that consisted of mass student protests in West Germany in 1968; participants in the movement would … Continue reading

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The War that Won’t Go Away – John Gregory Dunne (September 1986)

“Memorial Day, 1986. Laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, President Ronald Reagan paid special attention, in his remarks, to ‘the boys of Vietnam…who fought a terrible and vicious war without enough support … Continue reading

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“You Are Sometimes in the Trance of What Is Beyond You”: Upheaval, Incantation and Ed Dorn in the Summer of 1968

“I. Love in the Time of Barricade:  When the radical students at the University of Essex, in Colchester, England, voted to dismantle the structures of established power at their university in May 1968, they took up a continental, if not … Continue reading

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WIN magazine

“… This is the first issue of the War Resisters League’s newest expression of our oldest practice: nonviolence. Although this latest incarnation is new, WIN magazine is not. The Workshop in Nonviolence (WIN), a direct action group in New York … Continue reading

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The Decline and Fall of the Democratic Party – Murray Kempton (Nov. 1968)

“… We had arrived at 18th and Michigan, where the [national] guard and the police waited to say we could not go farther. The delegates had all found us and efficiently lined up behind Rev. Richard Neuhaus and me, since, … Continue reading

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