What the Viet Nam War Really Cost Us

The post I’ve been working on, Post-Industrial Politics, has been unavoidably detained. The crew has developed a touch of scurvy, we lost a topmast somewhere off Greenland, and almost half our casks of bully-beef have gone rotten.

Never fear, we’ll eventually reach port — Lord willing, etc. In the meantime, have a look at this:

The Triple Revolution

In the course of refreshing my memory for the new post, I went and dug it up after more than forty years. As an example of both the prescience and the foolishness of mid-Twentieth Century American liberalism, it would be hard to top.

I’ll have more to say about this later, but for now, it’s all hands aloft to shorten sail.


  1. bystander says:

    Gitlin, Hayden, Heilbroner, Meacham, Myrdal, Pauling… are familiar right off the bat. Probably going to have to bone up to follow this one.

    Sail safely home in the meantime.

  2. sysprog says:

    hilzoy’s grandpa signed, but “with reservations”

  3. Karen M says:

    Take all the time you need, William. We are not going anywhere… and it will be well worth the wait.