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Art Layton

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Oct 8, 2003, 7:51:44 PM10/8/03
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I have an opportunity to purchase THIS IS VIETNAM: THE DEFINITIVE
DOCUMENTATION OF HUMAN DECISIONS edited by Gareth Porter and
Stuart Loory. Looking for feedback about this book for someone who
collects fiction and non-fiction about Vietnam. Ed Moise, any
thoughts?

Art Layton
Stamford CT
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Ted Gittinger

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Oct 9, 2003, 6:21:16 AM10/9/03
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"Art Layton" <sheb...@optonline.net> wrote in message
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> I have an opportunity to purchase THIS IS VIETNAM: THE DEFINITIVE
> DOCUMENTATION OF HUMAN DECISIONS edited by Gareth Porter and
> Stuart Loory. Looking for feedback about this book for someone who
> collects fiction and non-fiction about Vietnam. Ed Moise, any
> thoughts?

I am not Ed Moise by a long shot, but my view is that the book
indeed has collector value, but little else. Gareth Porter is not
a first choice for objective scholarship. Maybe not even a
second choice.

ted

Dai Uy

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Oct 11, 2003, 9:02:05 PM10/11/03
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"Ted Gittinger" <tgitting...@austin.rr.com> wrote in message
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> Gareth Porter is not
> a first choice for objective scholarship. Maybe not even a
> second choice.
>
> ted

"The Khmer Rouge Canon 1975-1979: The Standard Total Academic
View on Cambodia" http://jim.com/canon.htm by Sophal Ear describes
Gareth Porter's academic credibility. Scroll down to footnote
[65] and read the next several paragraphs. I don't believe that
Mr. Porter has ever publicly acknowledged his erroneous analysis
or his Maoist bias.

-Dai Uy

Art Layton

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Oct 13, 2003, 8:22:56 PM10/13/03
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Thanks for the input and link. Didn't Porter later admit his
mistakes with that book?

Art Layton
Stamford CT

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