Vietnam and the White Man's Burden
"[T]hroughout The Road Not Taken, Lansdale is portrayed as an enlightened imperialist who uses his charm and empathy to befriend local leaders and then gently guide them, as would a tolerant parent, through the tribulations of political adolescence... Yet what if we take Boot’s claims about Lansdale and shift the lens of analysis to the Vietnamese themselves? How did local leaders view this supposedly modern-day Lawrence of Arabia?"
Lawrence, Mark Atwood, Gregory A. Daddis, Walter C. Ladwig III, Heather Marie Stur, and Jon Askonas. “Book Review Roundtable: Lost Opportunities in Vietnam.” Texas National Security Review (2018). Accessed May 14, 2018. https://tnsr.org/roundtable/book-review-roundtable-lost-opportunities-in-vietnam/
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