Monday, January 22, 2007

The Vietnam history you haven't heard The Vietnam history you haven't heard

Mark Moyar in a Christian Science Monitor article tells a bit about:The Vietnam history you haven't heard. The problem is that the history of that war was written during and soon after, and thus the historians writing it didn't have access to the sources that later historians do now, or can see the effects it had on the region.

Many now accept that the failure of the Democratic Congress to pay to fulfill promises made to the South Vietnamese govt. ended up costing millions of lives. But this article looks at much earlier years, and concludes that the historians who wrote that history also got it wrong, as reflected even today in the Conventional Wisdom, esp. about the outster of President Diem.

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