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2015 April

Whose Vietnam War? – NYTimes.com

Another quick feature on Vietnam:

“In America, I used to have to explain that “Vietnam” wasn’t just a war, but a country with a history, a culture and a people. Here the Vietnamese accuse me of being obsessed with the war — the American War, as they call it. It’s true that for me and many Americans, “Nam” is still on in some ways, with stubborn questions about what went wrong then and how the same mistakes are still being made, in Iraq and Afghanistan. But most Vietnamese I know look on the war as an important moment in their history that has been usurped as a propaganda ploy.”

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/04/30/opinion/whose-vietnam-war.html?referrer=

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