It’s the fortieth anniversary of Apocalypse Now’s voyeuristic adventure to the dark side of human nature. But the real victims of the Vietnam War are forgotten in its cheap thrills.
Matthew Lau is an assistant professor of English at Queensborough Community College, City University of New York. He is the author of the forthcoming book Sounds Like Helicopters: Classical Music in Modernist Cinema.
Fifteen years after his death, Stephen Jay Gould’s ideas have never been more vital.