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The Vietnam War Was No Mistake: John Marciano’s book reviewed in the LA Progressive

The American War in Vietnam: Crime or Commemoration?

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

Reviewed by Yale Magrass

John Marciano has written an absolutely essential book to counter the prevailing myth that the American invasion of Vietnam must be commemorated as a ‘noble cause’ of which all Americans need to be proud. We should not question that everyone who crossed the Pacific to kill and die there, as the embodiment of all that is great about America, has to be honored for their patriotic dedication and sacrifice. At least since Vietnam, if not much earlier, joining the military has been called ‘service,’ a selfless act for a higher good. ¶ Marciano points out that the call for honoring participants in the war does not include the hundreds of thousands who protested in opposition….”

Read the entire review in the LA Progressive

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