The podcast Mechanical Freak, recently welcomed esteemed sociologist Jerry Lembcke to talk about how the memory of the Vietnam War was both recreated and used in the 1980s and 1990s to unify public sentiment against the liberatory movements of the 1960s. Lembcke reminded the audience that even in the creation of memory, there is a political struggle for the future that needs to be waged.
The tagline for the Mechanical Freak podcast is, “From Seattle, city of the future, the bleeding edge of Neoliberal dystopia…”, and the below is part of a multi-part series the hosts call “Ending the Myth.”
Listen above or at the podcast Mechanical Freak, and skip to 33 minutes in, when the hosts ask Jerry Lembcke about Dissenting POWs: https://www.mechanicalfreak.website/podcast/episodes/ending-the-myth-ep-24-memories-of-vietnam-w-jerry-lembcke
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