New podcast - Vietnam and the Vietnam war
Dr Sean Fear, Lecturer in International History, features as a guest on the Real Clear Values Podcast with Tom English, discussing his research on Vietnamese history and the Vietnam war.
Sean works with Vietnamese-language archival materials, memoirs, and print media, enabling him to present valuable perspectives that are often absent in English-language scholarship, documentaries and movies about the war.
In this episode he discusses the Vietnamese historical origins of the conflict, before moving on to the South Vietnamese state's failure to win legitimacy in the eyes of its constituents, and the role that that played in the denouement of the war.
The podcast is detailed and insightful, and aims to challenge conventional wisdom about the war by highlighting its overlooked complexities.
You can listen to the first episode using any of the below platforms: