Tuesday, October 28, 2014

“Maybe the Vietnamese should send us some advisers.”

“Maybe the Vietnamese should send us some advisers.”  That line, from a column by Glenn Reynolds (aka “Instapundit”) certainly caught my eye.  I'm old enough to remember when Kennedy sent American military advisers to Vietnam, and I was in the U.S. Navy, taking South Vietnamese refugees on board our ship after the fall of Saigon.  That line has an emotional context for me.

So what's Mr. Reynolds talking about?  He's riffing on a study showing that just 70% of Americans believe people are generally better off under capitalism, with its attendant inequalities – but 95% of Vietnamese believe that.  Maybe we should take on some Vietnamese advisers!

The column makes some interesting points, and is well worth the read...

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