by Ron Steinman
The media seldom covers the ongoing harm caused by Agent Orange because little of the story is "news." This is a failure of duty to inform the public about the callous use of the defoliant that may allow similar wartime ecological catastrophes in the future.
SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
by Elise Lemire
"By the time the law went into effect on Jan. 1, 1971, many returning service members decided to reject not only the commercialization of Memorial Day, but also the holiday’s traditional premise that it was noble to die fighting a war."
SOURCE: The New Republic
by Chris Lehmann
Joe Darda argues that the convergence of three cultural trends – the turn of the Vietnam veterans' movement away from antiwar politics and toward treating trauma, white ethnic identity politics, and the backlash to civil rights and feminism – birthed a potent strain of white male grievance politics in the 1970s that endures today.