by Terry Garlock Published on Wed Jan 30, 2019 in The Citizen, a Fayette County GA newspaper. Well into the autumn of my life, I am occasionally reminded the end is not too far over the horizon. Mortality puts thoughts in my head, like “What have I done to leaveContinue Reading

The ancient symbolic four-faced sandstone Bayon is thought by some Cambodians to represent simplicity, compassion, equanimity and wisdom, virtues lacking in those involved in the factional struggles of the communists in Cambodia. A symbolic Bayon for the Khmer Rouge would have only two faces, that of the barbaric and amoralContinue Reading

Panel Remarks Critique of the Ken Burns Vietnam Program Institute of World Politics Washington, DC 22 January 2017 Lewis Sorley From my perspective the Burns production had one objective, to reinforce the standard anti-war narrative that the Vietnam war was unwinnable, illegal, immoral, and ineptly conducted by the allies fromContinue Reading

This is a book review authored by VVFH member David Hanna. Land Wars: The Story of China’s Agrarian Revolution, by Brain DeMare; Stanford University Press, 2019 (e-book version), $15.69. Brian DeMare is a cultural historian and teacher of modern Chinese history at Tulane University in New Orleans. In his firstContinue Reading

A Critical Review by Nicholas Warr  Despite its recognition as a New York Times bestseller, the receipt of many awards, and the recognition and praise from the literary world Mark Bowden has received since the publication of Hue, 1968, this book is filled with way too many misconceptions, flaws, criticalContinue Reading