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.
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