The continuing images of the Black Lives Matter protests in cities and towns all across America has taken me back to a time when I was a young high school English and history teacher in Central Ohio.

It was late April in 1970 when America’s collective frustration and pent-up anger was erupting over the never-ending war in Southeast Asia. At that time President Nixon made the decision to extend his scorched earth policy to Cambodia thus sending American troops across that border in an effort to destroy enemy sanctuaries there.

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