The lessons and legacies of Vietnam in 1968, the year the war turned, are many. What endures above all, however, is a sense of tragedy, the bewilderment of a people who cannot understand to this day what they did wrong.
Andrew Rotter is Charles A. Dana Professor of History at Colgate University, where he has taught since 1988. He has written widely on U.S.-Asia relations in the 20th century. His book Empires of the Senses will be published 2019 by Oxford University Press.
Posts by Andrew Rotter
Eleven original essays exploring Baldwin’s elusive terrain between private and public, self and history