Ben Kiernan

Robin Gerster reviews 'Việt Nam: A History from earliest times to the present' by Ben Kiernan

Robin Gerster
25 May 2017

‘Vietnam Vietnam Vietnam, we’ve all been there.’ The American reporter Michael Herr thus concluded his celebrated work Dispatches (1977), confident that his readers understood what he meant, even if most of them had never set foot in the country. The very word possessed an almost incantatory power. In the United States, as in Australia, opposition to ... More