Decades after the US retreat from Vietnam, the causes of the war and the outcome are still controversial if not murky, its lessons still not understood by US foreign policy makers. A comprehensive new book aims to clear away much of the detritus.
In an era of “forever wars,” it may be hard to imagine organizing among active duty military personnel or newly-minted veterans. Let’s hope that the many examples of grassroots activism described in Waging Peace prove inspirational and instructiv
Staff at a restaurant were discussing Trump's quick departure yesterday. "Trump left because the meeting was not successful," they said. But they added with relaxed assurance, "No problem; there will be other meetings. This will take some steps."
Historians debate to what extent the Treaty of Versailles was responsible for Hitler’s march to World War II, but there can be little doubt that the treaty ending the “War to End All Wars” continues to be a major factor in our “War Without End."
Veteran journalist Seymour Hersh has gotten a few things wrong over his career. But his memoir shows a reporter with broad and brave consistency, exposing one atrocity and cover-up by the forces of American imperial power after another.
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Joel Bleifuss, Marilyn Katz, Todd Gitlin, Don Rose, Rick Perlstein
In These Times
50 years after the infamous demonstrations, participants and historians reflect. What lessons does the battle of Chicago have for us today? We asked three veterans of 1968 and one historian of the period to revisit this 50-year-old debate.
Everybody's heard of the My Lai massacre, but not about the man who stopped it: Hugh Thompson, an Army helicopter pilot. He told the American troops, if they opened fire on the hiding Vietnamese civilians, he and his crew would open fire on them.