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Mon, May 2, 2016

Claiming the lives of over three million combatants and civilians alike, the Vietnam War was met with intense public resistance and embodied in no less than the unyielding protests of youth, including the fallen students of the Kent State University massacre.

Commemorating this tragedy, 46 years ago this week, as well as those who lost their lives in the harrowing war itself, Paul and Jordan speak with Vietnam War veteran, Bill Lawson.  Today a distinguished philosophy professor, Bill shares his experience on the war's frontlines, what it  taught him about race and politics in America, and starting life again after war.     

  

Learn more about Bill and his work in philosophy at:  http://www.memphis.edu/philosophy/people/bios/bill-lawson.php  

 

Episode #22 - Vietnam Vet: Bill Lawson
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NSA documents suggesting that the Gulf of Tonkin incident may have been self-sabotage:

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Newly Declassified National Security Agency History Questions Early Vietnam War Communications Intelligence

Newly Declassified National Security Agency Documents Show Analysts Made "SIGINT fit the claim" of North Vietnamese Attack National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 132 - Update For more information contact: John Prados - 202/994-7000 Washington, D.C., 1 December 2005 - The largest U.S.

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