Saturday February 22, 2020

Inequality is the flaw in the American dream

It is 40 years since the fall of Saigon. But since then, it is the US that has declined

2nd May, 2015
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Vietnam was a defining cultural and geopolitical moment for the US. Picture: AP

I can never listen to Bing Crosby singing White Christmas without remembering one of its most bizarre outings. It was the secret signal played on American forces radio for all US personnel to immediately evacuate Saigon as the North Vietnamese swept into the city. Last Thursday marked the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon and the end of the Vietnam war on April 30, 1975. The playing of White Christmas in that context was...

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