Another View of the Vietnam War

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Max Boot, military scholar and senior fellow at The Council on Foreign Relations and the author of The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam (Liveright, 2018), re-examines the life of the man who served as the model for "The Quiet American" and the U.S. defeat in Vietnam. Plus: he reflects on this essay he wrote late last year, called "2017 Was the Year I Learned About My White Privilege."

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