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Re: The Bridge at No Gun Ri - A Book Review
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Sent: Sunday, September 09, 2001 4:08 PM
Subject: Re: The Bridge at No Gun Ri - A Book Review
> In a message dated 9/9/01 11:29:05 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> << Unfortunately those reservations are going to have to extend to the
> original book, unless somebody can show me specific political, operational
> tactical similarities.
> Trish >>
> Hi Trish-
> Good for you!
> I'm not a historian but I, as well as most of our members, I'm sure
> the things you point out. Learning them when we were growing up. Maybe
> the exception of John2 and Ys, which seriously make me doubt any
> they may have had. The many buzz words the authors of the book use give
> away immediately.
> I certainly won't be reading that book but in a way I am disappointed.
> wish the writer could have been objective about the events. But I guess
> wouldn't have served his interests.
Well . . . . I am not sure that I wouldn't ever read the book. I simply
wouldn't read it based upon a flawed review. I am always open to a reasoned
argument. We don't always have the same cultural or historical perspective
and my point was merely that if you are going to dismiss or embrace an
argument, there ought to be valid reasons for doing it.
Besides, I could propose X and Y, be wrong on X and right on Y. It is only
my credibility that is impeached, not the validity of Y.