Documentary Series Review: ‘The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick’ (2017)

The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick Produced and Directed by: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick Written by: Geoffrey C. Ward Original Air Date(s): September 17-28, 2017 The Vietnam War drove a stake right into the heart of America. It polarized the country as it had probably never been polarized since beforeContinue reading “Documentary Series Review: ‘The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick’ (2017)”

Life in the Time of COVID-19: Stupidity and Craven Disregard for Public Health …Two Things That Irk Me

Today the U.S. reached another unhappy milestone in the novel coronavirus pandemic: as of 4:30 this afternoon, 78,469 Americans – young, middle-aged, and elderly; rich, poor, famous and not famous – have died from COVID-19 in a four-month period. By way of comparison, the bloodiest post-World War II conflict in U.S. history resulted in 58,220Continue reading “Life in the Time of COVID-19: Stupidity and Craven Disregard for Public Health …Two Things That Irk Me”

“These Times Try Men Souls…” Life in the COVID-19 Era

How will history remember how the United States and its government responded to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the first half of the year 2020? Will we – and the Administration of one Donald John Trump – be remembered as the Americans who faced a serious crisis with unity, determination, and courage? Or will we be consigned to the ash heap of history