Portside Snapshot - September 24, 2017



Burns and Novick’s Vietnam War: Doesn’t Give Peace Movement a Chance

Maurice Isserman
Dissent Magazine
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s Vietnam War, the 18-hour PBS documentary, is bleak. Unfortunately, this perspective is applied equally to antiwar protesters and policymakers, creating a film that is both antiwar and anti-war movement. The popular movement to end the war was one of the truly redemptive stories of the Vietnam War. Yet, Burns and Novick offer at once a thorough indictment of the war, and a dismissal of most of the people who committed themselves to ending it.

Draining the Swamp

Julian C. Chambliss
Boston Review
Moreover, Trump’s relationship to Mar-a-Lago and his pursuit of victory there at all costs reveal a regressive vision of community, one that resonates deeply with Florida’s history. For almost 150 years, wealthy outsiders have fought an anemic state over who gets to enjoy paradise.

There is Life After Uber

Sam Levin
The Guardian
After London stripped the service of its license, stories from Austin, Alaska and Denmark offer a preview of what could be next for the city’s transportation.




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