Cassandra sed Phoenix: Odysseus in Vietnam

Presented by Douglas Valentine.  Douglas Valentine is author of The Phoenix Program, a meticulously researched, ground-breaking history of the CIA’s complex ‘neutralization program’ used in Vietnam; the comprehensive, two-volume history of United States drug policy from 1900 through 2010, The Strength of the Wolf (1900-1968) ,  The Strength of the Pack (1968-2010) and The Hotel Tacloban. Valentine’s unique oeuvre of books and articles includes the widely acclaimed, With Our Eyes Wide Open, an anthology of international poets who ‘bore witness,’ translating personal accounts of war and related atrocities to art, and, A Crow’s Dream, a collection of his own poetry, published by Oliver Arts and Open Press.


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input from a pipeline). While in some ways similar to an editor which permits scripted edits (such as `ed'), 
`sed' works by making only one pass over the input(s), and is consequently more efficient. But it is `sed''s
ability to filter text in a pipeline which particularly distinguishes it from other types of editors.  
--GNU 'sed' manual.


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