Lessons of the Vietnam War

W.J. Astore Nick Turse has a fine op-ed in the New York Times, “For America, Life Was Cheap in Vietnam.”  In it he argues that for Americans involved in the Vietnam War, life was very cheap indeed – Vietnamese lives, that is.  Turse has written a powerful book, “Kill Anything that Moves,” that documents the…

The Real Meaning of the Korean War

Daniel N. White Books on war are too important to be left to generals, or for that matter to the usual war buffs.  I suspect that the entire cadre of American lefties who read seriously about war could fit handily into an SUV.  If so, Bruce Cumings might just occupy the driver’s seat.  His one-volume…

Reading Racecraft in Atlanta

Originally posted on Tropics of Meta:
The racists called and said they’re running out of race There’s a joke that everyone in New York who’s reading a book in public is just doing it to be seen reading that book.  This is not true in Atlanta, though, because no one here reads.  Part of it…