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Goodnight Saigon

June 13, 2012

Pillow talk

Benjamin’s recent obsession with Billy Joel’s “Goodnight, Saigon” has led to a series of difficult questions about the Vietnam War.  As of yet, he hasn’t asked how Charlie and Baker left their childhood on every acre, but I suspect that one’s coming soon. “Do women fight in wars?” he asked tonight, after we had covered the length of the Vietnam War, the fact that – yes – soldiers do get to sleep during a war, the logistics of the sleeping…

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