I’m currently reading the companion to Ken Burns’ new PBS series, The Vietnam War. It’s a huge book, and goes into excellent detail on the origins, details, and consequences of the conflict. Burns wrote an article for the Atlantic about how it was the beginning of America’s break in trust with its President, from Kennedy’s doubts to Johnson’s secret bombing to Nixon’s paranoid ranting. It’s eye-opening and sobering. Here’s an excellent review of the series from Vulture.