Inspired by the “Bed-In for Peace” that John Lennon and Yoko Ono held in 1969, this is a “Bed-In” review of the book Misalliance: Ngo Dinh Diem, the United States, and the Fate of South Vietnam by Edward Miller.
This bed-in is held by two imaginary people, Ron Lemon and Koko Matcha. The book they discuss, however, is real.
The clips from the actual “Bed-In for Peace” are from the film, “Bed Peace.”
Many thanks to Yoko Ono for making this valuable historical source available on YouTube.
The historical footage of South Vietnamese President Ngô Đình Diệm comes from the British Pathé video archive.
Much of the narration at the beginning is a reading of the description of the book.
The purpose of this video, like the others that will appear in this series, is to cross/transgress/ignore the boundary between the worlds of academic knowledge and popular culture. Doing so, we think, opens up a space for new questions to arise and for people to see academic knowledge in new ways.