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Tag: Vietnam War
  • Consider the Following: The Case for Not Withdrawing Forces in Foreign Intervention

    Note: This blog post argues under the lens of a Devil’s Advocate and does not reflect the views of the writer, Richard Pham, or YAL as an organization. Counter-arguments, critiques, questions, or comments are highly encouraged. A Personal Story Hundreds of protesters shouted at the video-store owner as he walked toward his store in embarrassment, …

  • Les Misérables, the Berkeley Riots, and College Activism Today

     Anyone who hasn’t seen the musical film Les Misérables starring Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe is highly encouraged to do so.  Even if one isn’t a fan of musicals, this particular story offers a plethora of historical gems and political insights to the audience.  My focus in this message is the film’s stylized portrayal of …

  • Bob Dylan Still Has it Right

    Bob Dylan was known for his protest music in the 1960s and was very vocal about civil rights, and the Vietnam war.  He sang many songs about peace but his song Masters of War really sticks out as one of his best when it comes to war.   Dylan was an icon to the youth of …

  • A Dangerous Mistake We Shouldn’t Make Again

    A lot of people have justified the extrajudicial killing of Anwar al-Awlaki by saying it was basically an aberration – a unique situation where we needed to wipe out a terrorist threat and the guy we targeted just happened to be an American citizen. Surely these assassinations are not going to become a new trend, …

  • How WWI Led to the Federal Reserve

    With gold prices now hitting record highs, more and more people are starting to invest in the metal as a source of stability. And why not? For thousands of years, people have put their trust in gold. In fact, until 1914, nearly every major currency in the world was backed by gold, when it was …

  • Serving the Nation ≠ Serving the State

    While discussing my summer plans recently, the subject of a large rally of Vietnam veterans which is scheduled to occur in DC over the Memorial Day weekend rather oddly came up.  I noted that I thought it was a silly event to have, because although many of the individual veterans are undoubtedly people worthy of …