The Myth of the Spitting Antiwar Protestor
Jerry Lembcke's New York Times article explores and dispels the myth perpetuated in the Burns/Novick series that antiwar protestors spitting on returning veterans was a widespread occurrence. Lembcke is an associate professor emeritus at College of the Holy Cross, is the author of The Spitting Image: Myth, Memory, and the Legacy of Vietnam and Hanoi Jane: War, Sex, and Fantasies of Betrayal. In 1969 he was a chaplain’s assistant assigned to the 41st Artillery Group in Vietnam.
View his full piece here:
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