Author John Grant, a Vietnam War era veteran offers his reflections on his life during the Vietnam War. It’s rare an American writer references the Tale of Kieu, a narrative poem I read during my youth. I believed one day I’d also be going to Vietnam.
Luckily I didn’t, but my interests in reading about Vietnam beginning at a young age led me to know more than I should have as someone growing up working in textiles, plastics, and chemical mills. Grant sagely ends his article with a poignant assessment of modern American society and politcs.