“The sense of peoplehood is missing from the us-versus-them dichotomy,” Long Bui, an associate professor [of global and international studies] at the University of California, Irvine, said recently. Bui, a child of Vietnamese refugees, specializes in ethnic studies and media criticism; he’s written on the legacy of the Vietnam War. In an archival examination, CJR [Columbia Journalism Review] was disappointed to find that critical analyses like Bui’s were largely absent; lacking, too, were articles that provided nuanced views from Vietnam. “We have to hear those voices, and they were missing,” Bui said. … “There was no sense of the Vietnamese as Vietnamese people.”

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