The Vietnam War Archive

Throwback Thursday: The Quiet American by Graham Greene

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At its heart, The Quiet American is the story of a struggle between extreme cynicism and idealism—the juxtaposition of intentions and actions, the disconnect between the native and the foreigner.

Story vs. History: Competing Ambitions in Viet Thanh Nguyen’s THE SYMPATHIZER

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Like many Gen-Xers, I don’t know as much as I should about the Vietnam War. Sure I’ve heard stories—from an uncle who cleared land mines, from a middle school teacher ravaged by Agent Orange.