Roundtable discussion led by Jim Marshall
As the Vietnam war ripped apart Southeast Asia, it also eviscerated the American psyche and drove this country crazy with pain. To a generation of Americans, it is ancient history, as distant as World War II was to their parents; the war ended over 40 years ago, but it still smolders in the thoughts of those who remember it firsthand. This program features a variety of perspectives, including those who went to Vietnam because they thought it was their patriotic duty, and those who resisted the draft on moral grounds.
Moderator Dr. James D. Marshall is a retired Professor of Language and Literacy Education at the University of Georgia. He received his PhD in Language, Literacy, and Culture from Stanford University.
The program is one of a series of events co-sponsored by BoomAthens Magazine and Reflecting, Sharing, Learning, and was recorded at the Athens-Clarke County Library in Athens Georgia on April 7, 2018.