Posts Tagged ‘Vietnam War’

Except for the Bellbottoms, That Is

As a kid growing up in the 1960′s and 70′s, I really believed that America was rapidly becoming a better place, and the future looked bright.  In first grade and kindergarten, I attended a school in a nearby “ghetto” neighborhood, where the “War on Poverty” lured privileged white kids like myself by offering gym classes, [...]

Robert McNamara – R.I.P.

There are, really, no words adequate to describe the emotions surrounding military service in Vietnam. Tons of them have been used; reams of paper have taken the weight of those words; analysis has been deep and wide over more than forty years.  But as a veteran I think the great analysts on both sides of [...]