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Vietnam and the American political tradition : the politics of dissent

Author: Randall Bennett Woods
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume is intended to demonstrate how opposition to the war in Vietnam, the military-industrial complex, and the national security state crystallized in a variety of different and often divergent political traditions. Indeed, for many of the figures discussed, dissent was a decidedly conservative act in that they felt that the war threatened traditional values, mores, and institutions, even though their  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Randall Bennett Woods
ISBN: 0521811481 9780521811484 0521010004 9780521010009
OCLC Number: 49386371
Description: vii, 324 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Anti-imperialism in U.S. foreign relations / Frank Ninkovich --
World War II, congress, and the roots of postwar American foreign policy / Randall B. Woods --
The progressive dissent: Ernest Gruening and Vietnam / Robert D. Johnson --
"Come home, America": the story of George McGovern / Thomas J. Knock --
Congress must draw the line: Senator Frank Church and the opposition to the Vietnam War and the imperial presidency / David F. Schmitz --
Dixie's dove: J. William Fulbright, the Vietnam War, and the American South / Randall B. Woods --
Advice and dissent: Mike Mansfield and the Vietnam War / Donald A. Ritchie --
The reluctant "volunteer": the origins of Senator Albert A. Gore's opposition to the Vietnam War / Kyle Longley --
A delicate balance: John Sherman Cooper and the Republican opposition to the Vietnam War / Fredrik Logevall --
Friendly fire: Lyndon Johnson and the challenge to containment / H.W. Brands --
Richard Nixon, congress, and the war in Vietnam, 1969-1974 / Robert D. Schulzinger.
Responsibility: edited by Randall B. Woods.
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This volume is intended to demonstrate how opposition to the war in Vietnam, the military-industrial complex, and the national security state crystallized in a variety of divergent political  Read more...

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