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Fred Wilcox and the “legacies of chemical warfare in Vietnam” on Lenny Lopate

Fred Wilcox and the “legacies of chemical warfare in Vietnam” on Lenny Lopate

October 17, 2011

Vietnam War scholar Fred Wilcox talks about the effects of chemical warfare on the Vietnamese people and their environment. Even today, more than 3 million people—including 500,000 children—are sick and dying from birth defects, cancer, and other illnesses that can be directly traced to Agent Orange/dioxin exposure. Scorched Earth: Legacies of Chemical Warfare in Vietnam, the first book to examine long-term consequences of chemical warfare there, and the effects on future generations.

Listen to the interview here or download the audio.

Monday, October 17, 2011, Fred Wilcox will be in conversation with Noam Chomsky at Housing Works at 4pm.

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