Mad Men Vietnam video essay: How Season 6’s Chevy storyline reflected a violent year at war.

How Mad Men Fought Vietnam

How Mad Men Fought Vietnam

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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.)


Forrest Wickman is Slate’s culture editor.

Chris Wade is a New York-based video and audio producer and an occasional contributor to Brow Beat.