“Why is Vietnam still poor?”

Below are a question asked by someone on Quora and an answer provided on 1 September 2016 by a young man who describes himself as born in Hanoi, now living in Sai Gon.  Quora is a self-described "question-and-answer site where questions are asked, answered, edited and organized by its community of users."  Its slogan is … Continue reading “Why is Vietnam still poor?”

The Fat Lady Finally Sings: Bob Kerrey Quietly Resigns from Fulbright University Vietnam Leadership Position

Below is an excerpt from my latest CounterPunch article about Bob Kerrey and Fulbright University Vietnam.  Think of it as the 2017 bookend to my 2016 CP article, Bob Kerrey and Fulbright University – What were they thinking?, published a month after the controversy erupted.  Follow this link to read it in its entirety.  MAA … Continue reading The Fat Lady Finally Sings: Bob Kerrey Quietly Resigns from Fulbright University Vietnam Leadership Position

Bob Kerrey & Fulbright University Viet Nam

Bob Kerrey’s appointment as chair of the board of trustees of Fulbright University Vietnam has raised questions due to Kerrey’s past war record, and risks tainting the whole project. “One simply cannot engage in barbarous action without becoming a barbarian... one cannot defend human values by calculated and unprovoked violence without doing mortal damage to … Continue reading Bob Kerrey & Fulbright University Viet Nam

Recent Interview with Chuck Searcy, International Advisor, Project RENEW

Here is a link to the Vietnamese version:  Cựu chiến binh Mỹ Chuck Searcy: “Phòng thủ vĩ đại nhất của Việt Nam chính là ý chí của người dân (Book Hunter Club) Why do you choose to return and live in Vietnam? It’s a choice I made, to accept an opportunity to come here as … Continue reading Recent Interview with Chuck Searcy, International Advisor, Project RENEW

Open Letter to Vietnamese & American Friends

Below is the English translation of an open letter written by Tôn Nữ Thị Ninh about Bob Kerrey's appointment as chairman of Fulbright University Vietnam's Board of Trustees.  Follow this link to read the original Vietnamese version:  Thư ngỏ của bà Tôn Nữ Thị Ninh gửi người Việt Nam và các bạn Mỹ   Mdm. … Continue reading Open Letter to Vietnamese & American Friends

“Fulbright University Viet Nam – Starting on the Wrong Foot”

Below is the English translation of a statement by Mdm. Tôn Nữ Thị Ninh, whom  I like, respect, and admire, about the appointment of Bob Kerrey, former Nebraska governor, US senator, New School president, and self-confessed war criminal, as chairman of the Fulbright University Vietnam (FUV) board of trustees.  Mdm. Ninh, Vietnam’s former ambassador to … Continue reading “Fulbright University Viet Nam – Starting on the Wrong Foot”

S. Brian Willson: Veteran, peace activist, & attorney-at-law

We are not worth more.  They are not worth less.  S. Brian Willson What makes Paying the Price so powerful is hearing the voices of so many veterans, women and men who know what war is and have had the courage to walk away. They invite us to remember – however much the national “security” … Continue reading S. Brian Willson: Veteran, peace activist, & attorney-at-law