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21 September 2004 @ 09:39 pm
Last week in my Film & Culture class, I was buttonholed by someone after class to clarify the details of the lecture. Which didn't surprise me overmuch because even I, who know a great deal more about the 20th century history of Vietnam than most people, sometimes find the shifting allegiances of the WWII and post-WWII period a bit hard to keep track of. But I was a little disturbed when I had to explain that the Soviet Union was our ally during WWII.

This week, we had in sequence, the questions: what was the USSR? explain communism? and what's guerrilla warfare? To be fair, the last two of those questions were from the same, possibly airheaded, person, and the USSR may indeed require explanation for those who were barely more than toddlers when it collapsed. But my snarky mental comment was 'Behold the undecided voter in all their ignorant glory!'

It continues to be very enjoyable, though. Tonight we saw _The Quiet American_. An excellent film. And I got back my first test, 102/100.
Kennedy: Daisieskennedy on September 22nd, 2004 12:17 am (UTC)
<--- is jealous

I wanna go back to school and talk Cold War stuff too. Man.

Go you on your test!

Lauratavella on October 3rd, 2004 10:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks! It went well.

It's really quite fun to be back in school. I'm actually enjoying it more this time around.
Kennedykennedy on October 4th, 2004 07:16 pm (UTC)
Sweet! What are you majoring in if you are?
Randomnessr_ness on September 22nd, 2004 01:18 am (UTC)
'Behold the undecided voter in all their ignorant glory!'

Lauratavella on October 3rd, 2004 10:59 pm (UTC)
I'm mean, but perhaps accurate...