[sixties-l] Vietnam Vets and Spit

From: Marty Jezer (mjez@sover.net)
Date: Fri Sep 08 2000 - 17:14:49 CUT

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    There is an important article on Vietnam Vets and the phony allegation that
    anti-war protestors spit on them. The article is at TomPaine.com

    It's called MEDIA MYTH: Vietnam Vets and Spit
    A Sociologist Reports

    The author, Jerry Lembcke, is an associate professor of Sociology at Holy
    Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts, and the author of
    The Spitting Image: Myth, Memory, and the Legacy of Vietnam
    (NYU Press 1998). He's also a Vietnam Vet.

    I recommend both the book and the TomPaine.com article.

    Marty Jezer

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