Đạo đức chung của xã hội

Chào các bạn,

Nếu lấy cách người ta sống chung chung trong xã hội để nhận xét, thì người Việt chúng ta có trình độ đạo đức trung bình rất thấp. Đây là những chuyện rất hiếm hoi tại nhiều quốc gia khác:

– Xe lật là người dân chạy vào hôi của.

– Có người dừng xe lo giúp nạn nhân trên đường, có người khác cướp xe của người cứu hộ.

– Hoa trong chậu trong sân nhà mình, có kẻ vào bưng trộm trong đêm. Tiếp tục đọc “Đạo đức chung của xã hội”

The Vietnam War: Reasons for Failure – Why the U.S. Lost

Interviewing James William  Gibson, author of the famed book The Prefect War.

In this groundbreaking book, James William Gibson shatters the misled assumptions behind both liberal and conservative explanations for America’s failure in Vietnam. Gibson shows how American government and military officials developed a disturbingly limited concept of war — what he calls “technowar” — in which all efforts were focused on maximizing the enemy’s body count, regardless of the means. Consumed by a blind faith in the technology of destruction, American leaders failed to take into account their enemy’s highly effective guerrilla tactics. Indeed, technowar proved woefully inapplicable to the actual political and military strategies used by the Vietnamese, and Gibson reveals how U.S. officials consistently falsified military records to preserve the illusion that their approach would prevail. Gibson was one of the first historians to question the fundamental assumptions behind American policy, and The Perfect War is a brilliant reassessment of the war — now republished with a new introduction by the author.

(Introduction of The Perfect War on Amazon.com)

Have you ever seen so many elephants?


Update: June, 18/2017 – 09:00

National heroes: Somewhere in the Central Highlands around 1963 as captured in a still frame by journalist Wilfred Burchett on a visit to the liberated zones of South Việt Nam. Photo courtesy of George Burchett

by George Burchett

In April 2015, I was invited by the Cercle des Francophones (Francophone Association) of Hà Nội to present the film Loin du Vietnam (Far from Việt Nam) at the Hà Nội Cinémathèque. The film was made collectively  in 1967 by some of the great names of new French cinéma: Joris Ivens, William Klein, Claude Lelouch, Agnès Varda, Jean-Luc Godard, Chris Marker and Alain Resnais, in support of Việt Nam’s resistance to US aggression.

I was familiar with the film, but decided to do some extra research for the occasion. Tiếp tục đọc “Have you ever seen so many elephants?”