W. D. Ehrhart  

ARTICLES and ESSAYS (excluding creative writing)

  "Welcome to the Shooting Gallery." LA Progressive, 4/2/21, https://www.laprogressive.com/welcome-to-the-shooting-gallery/. Also in New Hampshire Gazette, v265, #15, 4/9/21.  
  "Will You Settle for Returning to Politics as Usual?" LA Progressive, 3/23/21, https://www.laprogressive.com/politics-as-usual/. Also in New Hampshire Gazette, v265, #14, 3/26/21.  
  "Is This Who We Are?" VVAW Commentaries, 1/15/21, http://www.vvaw.org/commentary/?id=3936.  
  "Insurrection: Are We Really Surprised?" LA Progressive, 1/11/21, https://www.laprogressive.com/insurrection/. Also in New Hampshire Gazette, v.265, #9, 11/20/20.  
  "Biden's Election: Democratic Party's One Last Chance." LA Progressive,11/10/20: https://www.laprogressive.com/bidens-election/. Also in New Hampshire Gazette, v265, #5, 11/20/20.  
  "Why I'm Not Voting for Donald Trump." LA Progressive,10/12/20: https://www.laprogressive.com/why-im-not-voting-for-donald-trump/. Also in New Hampshire Gazette, v265, #3, 10/23/20.  
  "Trump & the Military: Is Anyone Really Surprised?" New Hampshire Gazette, v.265, #2, 10/9/20, https://www.nhgazette.com/2020/10/09/trump-the-military-is-anyone-really-surprised/.  
  "Smedley Darlington Butler: What a True American Hero Looks Like." New Hampshire Gazette, published in two parts: v.264, #22, 7/17/20 & v.264, #23, 7/31/20, www.nhgazette.com/. [Short version in LA Progressive, 7/5/20, http://www.laprogressive.com/true-american-hero/.]  
  "Racism: As American as Apple Pie." New Hampshire Gazette, v.CCLXIV, #21, 7/3/20; LA Progressive, 6/7/20, http://www.laprogressive.com/apple-pie/.  
  "Paul Fussell: A Remembrance." Vox Populi, 5/31/20, https://voxpopulisphere.com/2020/05/31/w-d-ehrhart-paul-fussell-a-remembrance/.  
  "A Letter to My Daughter." New Hampshire Gazette, v.CCLXIV, #18, 5/22/20; LA Progressive, 5/11/20, http://www.laprogressive.com/election-2020/.]  
  "From Pennridge to Vietnam: What I Knew and Didn't Know." VVAW Veteran, v.50, #1, Spring 2020, print & online: http://vvaw.org/veteran/article/?id=3863.  
  "Captain Crozier Deserves a Medal." New Hampshire Gazette, v.CCLXIV, #15, 4/10/20; LA Progressive, 4/5/20, https://www.laprogressive.com/captain-brett-crozier/.  
  "Bernie Sanders: Extreme Radical Socialist." New Hampshire Gazette, v.CCLXIV, #14, 3/27/20; LA Progressive, 3/20/20, https://www.laprogressive.com/radical-socialist/.  
  "Armistice Day vs. Veterans Day," BigCityLit, Fall 2019/Winter 2020, http://nycbigcitylit.com/guns-w-d-ehrhart/.  
  "Chiseled in Stone by God's Hand?" LA Progressive, 8/5/2019, https://www.laprogressive.com/repeal-2nd-amendment/; The New Hampshire Gazette, v.262, #24, 8/17/2019.  
  "A Foolproof Solution to Gun Violence in the US," LA Progressive, 8/4/2018, https://www.laprogressive.com; The New Hampshire Gazette, v.CCLXIII, #24, 8/16/2018.  
  "America's Modern Military: Who Serves & Who Doesn't," LA Progressive, 6/20/2018, https://www.laprogressive.com; The VVAW Veteran, v.48, #2, Fall 2018.  
  "The Tail Wagging the Dog," LA Progressive, 3/10/2018, https://www.laprogressive.com; New Hampshire Gazette, v.CCLXII, #14, 3/30/2018; The Index, (The Haverford School), v.LXXX, #7, April 2018; Peace in Our Time, v.4, #2, Spring 2018.  
  "God, Jesus and Vietnam," The New York Times, November 10th, 2017, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/10/opinion/god-jesus-and-vietnam.html.  
  "Samuel Johnson Was Right," The New Hampshire Gazette, v.CCLXII, #4, November 10th, 2017. Version also at LA Progressive, https://www.laprogressive.com/?s=Ehrhart (October 29th, 2017) under title "Standing Versus Kneeling."  
  "A True Spat-Upon Veteran Story," The New Hampshire Gazette, v.CCLXII, #1, September 29th, 2017. Versions also at LA Progressive, https://www.laprogressive.com/?s=Ehrhart (October 7th, 2017) and MR Online, https://mronline.org/2017/10/15/a-true-spat-upon-soldier-story/ (October 15th, 2017).  
  "Vietnam and the Sixties: A Personal History," Monthly Review, v.68, #7, December 2016, and online at http://monthlyreview.org/2016/12/01/.  
  "One Veteran's Opinion on the Kaepernick Controversy," Haverford School Index, October 2016, and online at http://havindex.com/index.php/2016/10/04.  
  "When the Chickens Came Home to Roost: The Vietnam War & the Sixties Generation," LA Progressive, https://www.laprogressive.com/60s-generation/, April 16, 2016.  
  "The American War in Vietnam: Lessons Learned and Not Learned," LA Progressive, https://www.laprogressive.com/, 5/17, 2015;Full Disclosure, Veterans for Peace, Spring 2016.  
  "They Want Enough Rice': Reflections on the Late American War in Vietnam" (abridged), Approaching 40 Years Since the End of the Vietnam War, Lecture & Discussion Report, Japan Women's University, Tokyo, December 4, 2015.  
  "Me and the Veterans of Foreign Wars," The VVAW Veteran, v45, #2, Fall 2015.  
  "The American War in Vietnam: Lessons Learned and Not Learned" (abridged), CPAS Newsletter, v.16, #1, September 2015, University of Tokyo Center for Pacific & Asian Studies, Japan.  
  "The American War in Vietnam: Lessons Learned and Not Learned," LA Progressive (laprogressive.com) May 17, 2015; Vietnam Full Disclosure (vietnamfulldisclosure.org), May 20, 2016.  
  "What Daddy Did in the War: 'Casey' Kehs Remembers World War II," Krieg und Literatur/War and Literature, Universitatsverlag Osnabuck, v. XX, 2014.  
  "With All My Heart, Dan," Per Contra, #27, 2013, http://www.percontra.net/issues/27/  
  "'That Damned Bad': Fragments from the Life of Robert James Elliott," American Poetry Review, v.42, #3, May /June 2013.  
  "Thank You for Your Service," Thanh Nien News, 8/24/2012, http://www.thanhniennews.com/commentaries/thank-you-for-your-service-5502.html; VVA Milwaukee Chapter #324, February 2013, http://www.vietnamvetschapter324.com/02-13.pdf.  
  "Paul Fussell: A Remembrance," Connections, William Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences, University of Massachusetts, Boston, June 2012.  
  "Dead on a High Hill," Revisiting 20th Century Wars - Neue Lesarten von Kriegen des 20 Jahrhunderts, Stuttgart: Ibidem-Vertag, 2012.  
  "O, Do Not Dream of Peace: American Poetry of the Korean War," The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century British and American War Literature, Edinburgh University Press, 2012.  
  "The Pity of War Poetry," on permanent dislay at the Wilfred Owen Story and Gallery, Birkenhead, Wirral, Merseyside, UK, opened March 2011.  
  "Samuel Exler: The Poet as Historian," War, Literature & the Arts, v.21, 2009.  
  "Words for John Balaban, " War, Literature & the Arts, v.20, #1&2, 2008.  
  "Knock Their Jocks Off, Boys!" Swarthmore College Bulletin, v. CV, #3, December 2007.  
  "Kenny & Me: A Story of War and Friendship." North American Review, v. 292, #1, 2007.  
  "Kenny & Me: A Story of War and Friendship." Main Line Life, September 13th, 2006 (abridged version).  
  "Gloria Emerson: A Remembrance." War, Literature & the Arts, v. 18, #1&2, 2006.  
  "James Magner, Jr., William Meredith & Reg Saner: Reluctant Poets of the Korean War." Cycnos v. 21, #2, 2004.  
  "Carrying the Ghost of Ray Catina," War, Literature & the Arts, v.16, #1&2, 2004.  
  "What's the Point of Poetry?" The VVAW Veteran, v.34, #1, Spring 2004.  
  "A Dirty and Murderous Joke: The Korean War Poetry of Keith Wilson." Revista de Estudios Norteamericanos, Numero 9, 2003.  
  "Rolando Hinojosa: Native Son Home from Asia." Proceedings of the Center for the Study of the Korean War, v.3, #1, 2003.  
  "A World That Is Not Just Ours." Swarthmore College Bulletin, v.C, #2, September 2002.  
  "Drawbridges on the Delaware: the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge." The Virginia Quarterly Review, v.78, #4, Fall 2002.  
  "Hell's Music: A Neglected Poem from a Neglected War." The Proceedings of the Center for the Study of the Korean War, v.2, #1, April 2002.  
  "'The Madness of It All': A Rumination on War, Journalism & Brotherhood." The Virginia Quarterly Review, v.78, #1, Winter 2002.  
  "David Dye and the World Cafe: Music with Latitude." Swarthmore College Bulletin, v.XCVIV, #2, September 2001.  
  "'In Cases Like This, There Is No Need to Vote': Korean War Poetry in the Context of American 20th Century War Poetry." The Colby Quarterly, v.XXXVII, #3, September 2001.  
  "William Childress: Korea Bound, 1952." Revista de Estudios Norteamericanos, Numero 8, 2001.  
  "Setting the Record Straight: An Addendum to the Life and Poetry of William Wantling." Poetry Wales, v.37, #1, July 2001.  
  "The Poetry of Bullets, or: How Does a War Mean?" The Proceedings of the Center for the Study of the Korean War, v.1, #1, April 2001.  
  "Above All, the Waste: American Soldier-Poets and the Korean War." Remembering the "Forgotten War": The Korean War Through Literature and Art. Philip West & Suh Ji-moon, eds. M.E. Sharpe, 2001.  
  "Pennridge High School and the Vietnam War." The Vietnam War on Campus. Marc Gilbert, ed. Prager, 2001.  
  Entries on William Childress, Rolando Hinojosa & Keith Wilson in the Encyclopedia of American War Literature. Mark Graves & Philip Jason, eds. Greenwood, 2001.  
  "Poetry of the Korean War." Encyclopedia of the Korean War: A Political, Social, and Military History. Spencer C. Tucker, ed. ABC-CLIO, 2000.  
  "From the Halls of Montezuma to the Chosin Reservoir." The Virginia Quarterly Review, v.76, #3, Summer 2000.  
  "Howard Fast's 'Korean Litany.'" War, Literature and the Arts, v.12, #1, Spring/Summer 2000.  
  "Forgotten War, Forgotten Words." Poetry Wales, v.34, #4, April 1999.  
  "Tugboats on the Delaware: Teresa McAllister." The Virginia Quarterly Review, v.75, #1, Winter 1999.  
  "'I Want to Try It All Before I Go': The Life and Poetry of William Wantling." American Poetry Review, November/December 1998.  
  "Soldier-Poets of the Korean War." War, Literature and the Arts, v.9, #2, Fall/Winter 1997.  
  "What Grace Is Found in So Much Loss?" The Virginia Quarterly Review, v.73, #1, Winter 1997.  
  "Military Intelligence." Swarthmore College Bulletin, v.XCV, #3, December 1997.  
  "The War and the Academy." The United States and Viet Nam from War to Peace. Robert M. Slabey, ed. McFarland, 1996.  
  "Who's Responsible? Bobbie Ann Mason's In Country, Popular Culture and the Gulf War." The Gulf War Did Not Happen: Politics, Culture and Warfare Post-Vietnam. Jeffrey Walsh, ed. Ashgate Ltd., 1995.  
  "Talking About Poetry: An Interview with Daniel Hoffman." Words to Create a World: Interviews, Essays, and Reviews of Contemporary Poetry. Daniel Hoffman. University of Michigan Press, 1993.  
  "The Play's the Thing: A Profile of Stephen Lang." Swarthmore College Bulletin, v.LXXXIX, #5, May 1992.
  "General Orders: An Interview with Vo Nguyen Giap." Gallery, February 1991.  
  "A Common Language: Vietnam Re-Visited." The Virginia Quarterly Review, v.67, #3, Summer 1991.  
  "Teaching the Vietnam War." William Joiner Center Newsletter, v.4, #1, July 1990.  
  "Soldier-Poets of the Vietnam War." Tell Me Lies About Vietnam. Alf Louvre & Jeffrey Walsh, eds. Open University Press, 1988.  
  "Los Norteamericanos y Centroamerica." Unwinding the Vietnam War. Reese Williams, ed. The Real Comet Press, 1987.  
  "Going Back: A Poet Who Was Once a Marine Returns to Vietnam." Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine, March 16, 1986.  
  "On the Poetry of Gary Metras." The Pikestaff Forum #6, Fall 1984.  
  "Waiting for the Fire: Vietnam War Poetry by Non-Vietnam Veterans." Poetry East, #9/10, Winter 1982/Spring 1983.  
  "An Interview with Natalie L.M. Petesch & the Prose Writings of Natalie L.M. Petesch." The Greenfield Review, v.10, #1 & 2, 1982.  
  "The United States Screw & Bolt Company." National Vietnam Veterans Review, v.2, #4, May 1982.  
  "Tom McGrath: A Political Poet." In These Times, February 22-28, 1978.  
  "Robert Lowell: Patrician Poet and Pacifist." In These Times, October 19-25, 1977.  
    Print: Commentaries on various subjects have been published over the years in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, Philadelphia Forum, Republic Monitor, London (Ontario) Free Press, Baltimore Sun, National Catholic Reporter, San Jose Mercury News, Reader's Digest, The Utne Reader, Present Tense, Sacramento Bee, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Chicago Tribune, Houston Post, San Diego Union Tribune, Vancouver Sun, San Francisco Examiner, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Daily Journal, San Francisco Daily Journal, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Newark Star-Ledger, Kleine Zeitung (Austria), Mt. Airy Independent, New Hampshire Gazette, Cortland Standard, VietWeek, and USA Today.  
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