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The Vietnam War : The Anti-War Movement - Walter L. Hixson

The Vietnam War

The Anti-War Movement

By: Walter L. Hixson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 20th June 2000
ISBN: 9780815335351
Number Of Pages: 344

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The Vietnam War generated controversy long after the guns went silent in Southeast Asia. At first, a consensus emerged that the war had been a tragic 'mistake' in US foreign policy. But with the revival of the Cold War under President Ronald Reagan, who proclaimed that the Vietnam conflict had been a 'noble cause', revisionists began to reinterpret the history and meaning of the war. As a new conflict emerged in Central America, some argued that the lesson of Vietnam was to avoid direct involvement in such struggles, while others insisted that the US could not afford to be paralyzed by a 'Vietnam syndrome' equating all intervention with failure. Among the additional lessons and legacies of the war was its impact on the men who fought in Vietnam. For complex reasons, explored by authors in this volume, powerful myths about Vietnam veterans emerged in postwar American culture.

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ISBN: 9780815335351
ISBN-10: 0815335350
Series: United States and the Vietnam War. Significant Scholarly Articles, 5.
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 20th June 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.63
Edition Number: 1