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Viet Thanh Nguyen
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Nguyen states that all wars are fought twice. What does he mean with this statement? What responsibility does he claim war survivors have to the dead?

This helps the student understand the foundation of Nguyen's later arguments.

Nguyen uses the term “the war” to refer to what Americans typically call the Vietnam War. Why does he use this term? What does this demonstrate about his view on war?

This helps the student understand Nguyen's view that wars do not have finite beginnings and ends. It also demonstrates that his arguments are applicable to all wars, not just the Vietnam War.

Compare and contrast the “ethics of remembering one’s own” and the “ethics of remembering others.” Why does Nguyen argue that both of these models are insufficient for a just memory?

This helps the student understand what other mnemonic models exists and why Nguyen believes they should...

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