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With his book, "Living and Dying," Robert Jay Lifton, said the point he wanted to make clear is that individuals have to confront death in order to live well. Lifton also talks about deniers of death and their numbing feelings. Social change with regards to death, explained Lifton, will need to occur.
In his book, "Home From the War: Learning from Vietnam Veterans", Robert Jay Lifton reflects on what he's learned from talking with soldiers who came home from the Vietnam War. For some men, guilt and betrayal were common issues -- guilt in what they had done while in Vietnam and betrayal of what their superiors and the government had told them about the war itself.
First Lieutenant Louis Font discusses the events and thought process that led to becoming conscientious objector to the Vietnam War as a recent West Point Military Academy graduate. He also talks about daily life at West Point; part 1.
Eqbal Ahmad and Muhammad Yunus discuss the current state of East and West Pakistan with Studs Terkel. Topics of discussion include current food shortages, United States intervention in South and Southeast Asia, military rule in Pakistan, cultural differences between East and West Pakistan, and the human toll resulting from the military government, disease, and natural disasters. Includes an excerpt of a recording of Shanta Gandhi telling a story about an audience member’s response at the end of a play she performed during the Bengal Famine.(Wav ID: 1863201-3-1, 3-2, 3-3)