The Vietnamese Refugees: Interview With An Expert

The Vietnamese Refugees: Interview With An Expert

Because it takes several weeks to “make up” and print Dissent, we had to arrange the interview below for early August, perhaps two months before you will be able to read it.We hope of course that this interview will become “dated” through an improvement of the refugee situation; we fear it will not. In any case, the information here provided is urgent— Ens.

It’s been said that U.S. participation in the Vietnam war ended in part because the war was brought into American living rooms on the evening news; it became an immediate, horrible presence. Yet, despite regular and shocking reports on the plight of the Indochina refugees, there is still little public outcry in the United States. Polls show the American people opposing the minimal step of doubling the U.S. quota of refugees admitted each month. We are still trying to forget the Vietnam experience, and the plight of the refugees is too grim a reminder….

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