Vietnam War

“The American invasion of Vietnam wasn’t a British war, not even a blunder of the British empire, but the Wilson government publicly supported the Americans, though it did manage to avoid—that time—sending troops as proof of their support.”  “What the Americans were doing in Vietnam was startlingly clear; everywhere people watched TV reports and read in newspapers of a world power napalming peasant villages in the hunt for an ill-equipped guerrilla army, in the name of US security.” ” If what America did wasn’t my fault, I had no doubt that it was my responsibility to stand against it.”  Jenny Diski, The Sixties; read her book for a vivid account of an anti-war march on the US Embassy in Grosvenor Square.

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