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Oklahoma Humanities Magazine

Culture. Issues. Ideas.

Oklahoma Humanities magazine fosters conversation and new perspectives through articles, interviews, and beautiful color images. From public policy issues to cultural heritage, you'll find an engaging forum for new ideas and productive civil discourse.

Click here to read the complete Fall | Winter 2017 issue or link to individual articles below.

Making a Difference
      By Ann Thompson

Post | Social Media | Messages

Changing Lives
One Book at a Time

The Editor's Desk 
      By Carla Walker

Documenting the Vietnam War
A Conversation with Lynn Novick
      Interview by Carla Walker

Origins of the Vietnam War
Foreign Intervention has a Long History in Vietnam
      By Mark Atwood Lawrence

Private Doubts, Public Resolve, and Personal Ambitions
How Vietnam Became America's War
      By Fredrik Logevall

Vet Voices
      By Dan Glenn, Commander

A Disconnected Dialogue
American Military Strategy, 1964-1968
      By Gregory Daddis

Triangle of Allies
Vietnam, China, and the Soviet Union
      By Xiao-Bing Li

The American-Vietnam War by the Numbers
      Illustrated by Anne Richardson

Vietnam War Timeline

Donut Dollies, Nurses, WACs, and WAFCs
Women Who Served in the Vietnam War
      By Heather Marie Stur

Vet Voices
      By Lou Graul Eisenbrandt, 1st Lieutenant

Protesting Vietnam
Student Voices in a Time of War
      By Sarah Eppler Janda

Conscientious Objector
      By Thom Nickels

On True War
There's No Such Thing as a Good War Story
      By Viet Thanh Nguyen

Vietnam Redux: Retrieving Truths, Revising War
The Pitfalls of American Exceptionalism
      By Christian G. Appy

Vet Voices
      By Gary L. Smith, A2C

Telling Stories, Remembering War
Stories Help Us Make Sense of War and Heal From It
      By Mia Martini

Vet Voices
      By Terry P. Rizzuti, Sergeant

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial at 35
Controversy, Commemoration, and the Value of Coming Together
      By Gordon O. Taylor

Noteworthy from the Board of Trustees
      By Ken Fergeson