Jerry Lembcke

Jerry Lembcke

Jerry Lembcke is the author of nine books, including The Spitting Image: Myth, Memory, and the Legacy of Vietnam (NYU Press, 1998), Hanoi Jane: War, Sex, and Fantasies of Betrayal (UMass Press, 2010), and Dissenting POWs: From Vietnam's Hoa Lo Prison to America Today (Monthly Review Press, 2021). His The Cult of the Victim Veteran: MAGA Fantasies in Lost-War America came out with Routledge in July 2023. His opinion pieces have appeared in The New York Times, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle and The Chronicle of Higher Education. He has been a guest on several NPR programs, including "On the Media."

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