Vietnam's (meager) resources

Dhlazare at Dhlazare at
Tue Jun 2 11:09:24 PDT 1998

In a message dated 98-06-02 12:32:13 EDT, you write:


Why is it so hard to believe that the U.S. really *was* fighting Communism

in Vietnam? Why do we have to assume the war really was over some precious

natural resource? The domino effect may have been ludicrous in strictly

military terms, but if the U.S. hadn't spent the last 50 years destroying

socialist and nationalist revolutions (and the USSR), the world would be a

very different place.


I agree. It seems like crude materialism to reduce everything to a search for raw materials and the like, when broader political considerations were clearly paramount.

Dan Lazare


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