A War of Vague Reasonings
by Regis Boff
Vietnam, a war of vague reasonings, depended on an ardent patriotism that dwindled for many as the effort dragged on. Our people never, in their history, had to face full force, what misguided loyalties to purist ideas could do to them.
My generation and it’s academics judged nationalism to be the root disease that incited that cataclysm and opted to engineer a moral and civil model, the one that we are using today. It is more Greek than Roman. Both, alarmingly enough, were destroyed as much from the inside as from without.