The ‘Vietnam’ Series: Heartbreaking, Elucidating, and Lessons Not Learned

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From Shaun Mullen at The Moderate Voice:

The war at home — the marches, moratoriums, escalating civil disobedience and violence, Kent State and Jackson State, the few brave voices of opposition in Washington — is adeptly woven into the larger narrative, and the inescapable conclusion is that the war ended not because the politicians wised up, but because Americans people did.

In the end, there was unanimity on all sides that the war was a tragedy for which American politicians — notably the well meaning, conflicted and overwhelmed LBJ and the malevolent and traitorous Nixon — must bear the blame.

And then there is the enduring and perhaps most frightening lesson of Vietnam:

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