Roger L. Simon

Change, the Mind and Vietnam

In the latest installment of her fascinating series – “A mind is a difficult thing to change” – neo-neocon looks further into the period when the Boomer mindset was set in place.

So the investment in believing this particular “narrative” of Vietnam was huge for liberals. As the years went by, decades of beliefs, affiliations, and activities were added to the mix, and the stakes grew even higher. To have disbelieved it all at some later date would have meant facing a profound disillusionment, not just with institutions such as the press and the government, but with the self itself.