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.

3 thoughts on “What the Viet Nam War Really Cost Us

  1. bystander June 10, 2009 / 5:07 pm

    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 June 10, 2009 / 6:40 pm

    hilzoy’s grandpa signed, but “with reservations”

  3. Karen M June 10, 2009 / 7:48 pm

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

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