Notes from the Editors, July-August 2015

Authors

  • - The Editors

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-067-03-2015-07_0

Keywords:

War, Imperialism, Movements

Abstract

May's Review of the Month, "Honor the Vietnamese, Not Those Who Killed Them" by MR Associate Editor Michael D. Yates, has elicited many responses. One writer said that Yates had written the best, but perhaps the first, Marxist analysis of the war. Another praised Monthly Review for having the courage to publish this article. Still a third predicted that in the more distant future, humanity would embrace the essay's judgment and honor the Vietnamese people for their heroic struggle against the overwhelming might of the U.S. military.… In light of these comments, as well as the subject matter of this double issue of Monthly Review on imperialism, we thought it might be worthwhile to say something more about what the Vietnamese themselves naturally enough call the American War, with an eye toward drawing important lessons useful for contemporary radicals.

Published

2015-06-30

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Notes from the Editors