The general narrative about our involvement in Vietnam is one of shame, opposition and bloodshed based on an accepted lie. Not all of that is strictly true.
The Americans have pursued terrorism since 2001, but what they’ve really achieved is a great crusade without end, both in lives lost, and profit gained.
Today we salute those who travelled to war, not to fight it, but to entertain those who did. For some, it was no less dangerous.
With 600 million euro now raised to fix the Notre Dame, it’s clear that we’ve illuminated a serious flaw in our thinking, and in our collective empathy.
This morning, Donald Trump visited Iraq. While we may nitpick at his reasons why, the fact that that war is still raging should drag our focus.