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Vietnam War (1955-1975)

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  • A.J. Langguth dies at 81; foreign correspondent and historian of wars

    A.J. (Jack) Langguth, a former foreign correspondent, longtime USC professor and historian of wars whose book on the Vietnam conflict was widely admired for a narrative sweep that gave serious weight to the perspectives of ordinary North Vietnamese and...
  • On Theater: 'Beat' earns its foot-tapping

    On Theater: 'Beat' earns its foot-tapping
    Recall any decade in American history over the latter half of the 20th century and chances are you'll conjure up some music to go with it. Each decade has its own definitive sound. This was the reasoning behind "The Beat Goes On," an original show...
  • The 2016 Republican presidential nomination: Whose turn? [Commentary]

    The 2016 Republican presidential nomination: Whose turn? [Commentary]
     For more than 60 years with hardly a break, the Republican Partyhas chosen as its standard-bearer someone who has been able to claim it's his turn. Not since military hero Dwight D. Eisenhower defeated Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio, whose supporters so...
  • Datebook: Artsy video games, Herzog's pix, Kara Walker and the Broad

    Datebook: Artsy video games, Herzog's pix, Kara Walker and the Broad
    A video game inspired by the influence of the Vietnam War in our culture, the photographs of Werner Herzog, the drawings of a witchy woman and a German documentary about a convicted art forger. Not to mention Kara Walker and Ava DuVernay in conversation,...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...