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J. William Fulbright, Vietnam, and the Search for a Cold War Foreign Policy - Randall Bennett Woods

J. William Fulbright, Vietnam, and the Search for a Cold War Foreign Policy

Paperback Published: 29th June 1998
ISBN: 9780521588003
Number Of Pages: 304

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J. William Fulbright was the longest serving and most powerful chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He was also the most prominent, and the most effective, of the first American critics of the Vietnam War. Fulbright's criticism was particularly galling and damning to Lyndon Johnson because Fulbright was a principled internationalist who could not be dismissed as an ideologue. Fulbright used hearings by the Foreign Relations Committee as a forum in which to advance his powerful critique of the war. This book is an abridgement of Randall Woods' prize-winning biography of J. William Fulbright. This edition presents the full story of Fulbright's role as one of the leading congressional opponents of the Vietnam War.

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"The publication of the book is a welcome event, not least because it may bring Woods's remarkable account of Fulbright and his times to a new audience. Moreover, the book is highly relevant in its treatment of a still unresolved issue - the question of who shapes and controls U.S. foreign policy." Journal of Cold War Studies

Taking the stage
Cuba and Camelot
'Freedom's Judas-Coat'
Of myths and realities
Avoiding Armageddon
Texas hyperbole
The hearings
The politics of dissent
Widening the credibility gap
The price of Empire
Nixon and Kissinger
Of arms and men
Sparta or Athens?
A foreign affairs alternative
Privileges and immunities
The invisible wars
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ISBN: 9780521588003
ISBN-10: 0521588006
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 29th June 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.89 x 15.37  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Type: Abridged