Tag: Vietnam

Vietnam Not Remembered

Ken Burns’ Vietnam War: An Object Lesson in the Failures of the Objective Lens  REED RICHARDSON Reposted by permission from Fair.org  In Ken Burns’ introduction to The Vietnam War, bombs fly back into airplanes and flames leap off of houses into flamethrowers. If journalism resigns itself to being a “first draft of history,” Ken Burns’ popular PBS documentaries, …

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Waiting outside the haircutter’s shop (Poem)

Waiting outside the haircutter’s shop Waiting outside the haircutters’ shop For the women to come open up A little tabby cat homed in on me Seduced my hand with perfect trust Yielded to my thumb in her ears Permitted herself to be picked up Purred when I scratched her belly Oh, how lovely the curl …

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Mississippi Newsletter February 19, 1965

1208 Trinity Jackson, Miss Feb. 19, 1965 Dear Friends, We enclose this time a flyer which we wrote for distribution to Jackson students, but which we thought you would find interesting.  Last Tuesday we travelled to Issaquena county to get first-hand information — the press has blacked it out completely — and came away very …

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