Vietnam Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry

Episode 24 · April 20th, 2020 · 55 mins 59 secs

About this Episode

Jake and Phil are joined by novelist, essayist, and Penthouse Magazine national security columnist Matt Gallagher to discuss Gustav Hasford’s June 1987 article in Penthouse Magazine, Vietnam Means Never Having to Say Your Sorry. Due to coronavirus-related time constraints (we all have children who need minding), we are departing from our usual format and will just be discussing the manifesto.

The Manifesto:
Gustaf Hasford, Vietnam Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry

The Art:
Rambo, I guess?

Works mentioned:

Matt Gallagher and Roy Scranton, Fire and Forget

Matt Gallagher, Empire City

Gustav Hasford, The Short Timers

Full Metal Jacket

Rambo: First Blood Part II

Grover Lewis The Several Battles of Gustav Hasford

Matt Gallagher, Welcome to the Age of the Commando

Favorite War Films:
Gallagher: Kelly’s Heroes.
Jake: The Great Escape. Paths of Glory. The Big Red One.
Phil: Come and See. The Battle of Algiers.