‘What Did You Do In The War, Professor?’

Historians have failed to help Americans understand what the war was all about. So charges this scholar, author, and Vietnam veteran.

Instead of fading away, as some thought it would, interest in the Vietnam War seems to be growing steadily. Last year all three networks devoted hour-long specials to the tenth anniversary of the end of the war, with weighty pronouncements on the meaning of it all. Newspaper columnists published similar pieces on the same subject. The Washington Post “Book World” devoted most of an issue to books about Vietnam, all of which had appeared during the previous few months.Read more »