Posted by: CJ | April 24, 2009

Trying to read Nixonland…

…but everytime I start reading about Vietnam I start getting apoplectic. We screwed up that badly in the 60’s and we still felt a need to go into Iraq? Really?

And not only that, but everytime I start reading about ways that Johnson overreached I want to throw the book and start yelling. Before the Storm was so much easier to read because conservatives were the ones making all the mistakes. Nixonland is going to be a lot harder to read.

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  1. You don’t know the half of it re Vietnam — to fully grasp the depth of our myopia and cultural ethnocentrism, check out Frances Fitzgerald’s Fire in the Lake.


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