Here's my latest essay for CounterPunch. Here's the first paragraph to whet your appetite for more (or not). Note: 17 minute read. During a recent trip to Boston, I saw this delusional expression screaming at me in large red, white, and blue letters from the side of a passing cement truck. For the uninitiated, it’s … Continue reading They Hate US ‘Cause They Ain’t US!
I recently talked with a Vietnamese student who had studied in the US and was back home. When I asked him about the experience of living there, one reply really stood out: people are free and equal. That answer jump-started my interior monologue, which quickly went into overdrive. The first reply was Which people, in … Continue reading Vietnamese Student (Mis)Perceptions of the USA