Catch-22 Catch-22 question


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which war?


Two things occur to me here. The first is that Catch 22, although set in WWII, is not 'about' war in the same sense that the other books are; it could just as easily be 'about' Korea or Vietnam if you make the relevant adjustments.

Secondly, to directly address Lawrence's question, I would be very surprised if the answer was Vietnam. The clue, as they say, is in the name; WORLD War Two. If you confine your question to the US, Lawrence, then you might well get more answers as from Austin and Gordon, but more generally, Vietnam was an American war, not a world war.

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Austin Brown Vietnamese had been fighting as long as they could remember and that's why it was an unwinnable wart for the U.S. The French were there before us and ...more
Dec 11, 2014 03:51PM

I read more from Vietnam than WWII. I've read Platoon, Semper-Fi-do-or-die, Dispatches and several more. WWII not so much. They're more out of date for me personally.


I read more about ancient wars.

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Lawrence Arnow You mean Roman Wars, going back to Biblical times?
Feb 01, 2015 03:00PM · flag

Same as me. I like the timeframe of Vietnam better.


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