How Mad Men Fought Vietnam

Slate's Culture Blog
June 25 2013 5:37 AM

How Mad Men Fought Vietnam

For U.S. soldiers and their families, 1968 was the deadliest year of the Vietnam War, and this season of Mad Men reflected that. In this video essay, we explain the references and allusions Mad Men used to comment on this violent year—especially in its treatment of the Chevy account.

(Thanks to Amanda Marcotte, Kevin B. Lee, and Indiewire for the inspiration.)

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Forrest Wickman is a Slate staff writer. 

Chris Wade is a producer for Slate Video and occasional contributor to Brow Beat. Follow him on Twitter.

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