Coming to Terms with the Past by Honoring Historical Truth: The Case of Fulbright University Vietnam


Here’s my latest essay about Fulbright University Vietnam.  Below is an excerpt from the conclusion to whet your appetite (or not).

Education is one way to heal the past, assuming it is objective, comprehensive, and truthful. FUV has yet to live up to its billing as a university with a mission grounded in the liberal arts. If it is ever to truly become an independent international university, it must jettison the US exceptionalist mindset that infuses so much of its thinking and actions at the highest levels. If not, lingering suspicions of the institution as a US Trojan horse bent on molding Viet Nam into the United States’ image will continue to simmer.

Shalom (שלום), MAA