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Massive devastation/No remorse: VVA Veteran Books in Review II looks at The American War in Vietnam

The American War in Vietnam: Crime or Commemoration?

The American War in Vietnam: Crime or Commemoration?
198 pp, $18 pbk, ISBN: 9781583675854
By John Marciano

Reviewed by Henry Zeybel

“During a soliloquy in Julius Caesar, Brutus says, ‘The abuse of greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power.’ His words clearly apply to John Marciano’s book, The American War in Vietnam…. Whereas Brutus speaks of Caesar’s use of power, Marciano addresses the misuse of the Noble Cause principle espoused by the United States in the Vietnam War. ¶ Marciano, a Professor Emeritus at the State University of New York at Cortland, relates this principle to America’s employing military power in general—and in particular to what he calls the ‘staggering human and ecological losses’ resulting from ignoring remorse relative to the Vietnam War….”

Read the review at The VVA Veteran

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