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Vietnam War (1955-1975)

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  • A View From History

    A View From History
    As part of our 250th year of publication, I'll be posting selected historical cartoons from The Courant's files every Thursday. Henry McNulty, who is our informal historic authority on all things Courant, provides the explanation for the cartoons. Today'...
  • Review: 'I Am Ali' ★★★

    Review: 'I Am Ali' ★★★
    Boyish, sing-songy yet serenely wise, the voice is the thing in the latest Muhammad Ali documentary, "I Am Ali." Director Clare Lewins, who has worked extensively in British television, became aware of audio recordings Ali made in the 1970s — homey,...
  • Thoughts from Dr. Joe: Reflecting on the cost of war over the years

    The sun rested 30-degrees over Missionary Ridge and the fall colors of the trees at the bloody angle burst with red, purple and yellow hues, signaling fall. The magic of autumn had reached Gettysburg, Pa. Beautiful! The Lutheran Theological Seminary...
  • Dennis Hopper's personal collection to be on exhibit at USC

    Dennis Hopper's personal collection to be on exhibit at USC
    When the iconic actor, director and artist Dennis Hopper died in 2010 at the age of 74, his family discovered that he was something of a pack rat. "After he died, there were so many things we found — his film awards, his collection of movies he...
  • What the Free Speech Movement wrought -- it may surprise you

    What the Free Speech Movement wrought -- it may surprise you
    As a crowd gathered on Sproul Plaza to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Free Speech Movement, I noticed some kids hanging cutouts of blue Twitter birds from an old oak tree in front of Sproul Hall, the UC Berkeley administration building....
  • Obama still in office, but ex-aides' books and claws are already out

    Obama still in office, but ex-aides' books and claws are already out
     Former Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates was first to land a punch. Then former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton weighed in with a memoir that distanced herself from her president's foreign policy. And Tuesday, former CIA chief and Defense...
  • Deeply personal 'I Am Ali' scores an intimate knockout

     Deeply personal 'I Am Ali' scores an intimate knockout
    When you hear the name Muhammad Ali, certain iconic images inevitably spring to mind. There's Ali the fighter, standing over a fallen Sonny Liston after a stunning first-round knockout in 1965. There's Ali the firebrand, declaring his refusal to serve...
  • Sabaton Brings Its History-Lesson Metal To Hartford

    Sabaton Brings Its History-Lesson Metal To Hartford
    How do you make one of the most epic days in history more epic? Simple: write a metal song about it. With the title track of 2005's "Primo Victoria," Sweden-based power metal outfit Sabaton get inside the Allied Forces' heads as they invade Normandy in...
  • Chicago Dramatists announces 2014-15 season

    Chicago Dramatists announced its 2014-15 season on Tuesday. This is the playwright-centric theater’s first roster of work since the 2012-2013 season. Its last show was “Homecoming 1972” in May, 2013. Beginning in March is “The...
  • Paul Carpenter signs off on career as columnist who would not be pigeonholed

    Paul Carpenter's column would have played in the opinion space today where it has appeared every Sunday since 1989. With its quiet disappearance is how Paul chose to mark his retirement, effective this week. Bill White is taking over Paul's regular...
  • War re-enactors get no respect [Commentary]

    War re-enactors get no respect [Commentary]
    For the past 30 years, I've been urging my students to put themselves in the shoes of people who lived in the past. So why do we make fun of Americans who do that as a hobby? I'm talking about military re-enactors like Eric Frein, the 31-year-old man...