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Vietnam War
Opinion  /  Published 29.08.21

Spine Shine

In 1967, boxer and Olympian Muhammad Ali refused to be inducted by the United States army. The conscientious objector said, “I ain’t got no quarrel with them Viet Cong (the National Libera...
By Our Bureau, PTI

Opinion  /  Published 09.07.21

The passing of the Vietnam generation

Occasionally, an event takes place which illuminates in a flash of light the appalling injustice amidst which we live in this world every day of our lives. Such an event changes the way we look at the...
By Prabhat Patnaik

Books  /  Published 19.03.21

Inventing the future

The last one-third of Lepore’s book is the most devastating as she outlines with a considerable volume of facts and an array of opinions how this company attempted to use methods of psychologica...
By Paranjoy Guha Thakurta

World  /  Published 29.04.20

US Covid-19 cases cross 1 million

 The number of people infected by the coronavirus pandemic in the US crossed the one million-mark on Tuesday, while the fatalities spiked to over 58,300, exceeding the number of American soldiers...
By PTI in Washington

World  /  Published 21.10.19

Flowers on bayonets: Marching against a war

20th century American history is textured with people’s movements, a fact that most hegemonic narratives conveniently brush under the carpet. This can be best illustrated by a most gripping contempo...

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Opinion  /  Published 31.08.19

The comfort of discipline: an experiment

Fifty-two years ago, as protests against the Vietnam war were snowballing, the counter-culture gaining traction, young people rebelling against the roles assigned to them in matters to do with gender,...
By Samantak Das

World  /  Published 06.10.18

US general mulled using nukes in Vietnam

In one of the darkest moments of the Vietnam War, the top American military commander in Saigon activated a plan in 1968 to move nuclear weapons to South Vietnam until he was overruled by President Ly...
By David E. Sanger/New York Times News Service in Washington

Opinion  /  Published 19.03.20

The myth of war on terror

War should not be confused with counter-terrorism or with counter-insurgency. War needs definite and doable political objectives to succeed. Counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency themselves are pol...
By N.V. Subramanian

Opinion  /  Published 15.05.19

The responsibility of transferring power

History from the perspective of great powers is different, and especially so in the case of departing great powers. Wavell, the penultimate British viceroy in India, sought parallels in history on the...
By T.C.A. Raghavan

Opinion  /  Published 27.05.19

Great powers fight the most wars

“Great nations do not fight endless wars,” said Donald Trump in his State of the Union speech last February; but he was wrong. That’s exactly what they do. Great powers fight more wars than anyb...
By Gwynne Dyer


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