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After Vietnam free pdf Efforts to understand the impact of the Vietnam War on America began soon after it ended and continue into the 21st century. Here, four scholars focus on different elements of the war's legacy, while in a final chapter, former Defense Secretary, Robert S. McNamara, ponders modern foreign policy issues. In the book's opening chapter, Charles E. Neu explains how the Vietnma War changed Americans' sense of themselves: challenging widely held national myths, the war brought frustration, disillusionment and a weakening of Americans' sense of their past and vision for the future. Brian Balogh argues that Vietnam became such a powerful metaphor for turmoil and decline that it obscured other forces that brought about fundamental changes in government and society. George C. Herring examines the post-war American military, which became obsessed with preventing "another Vietnam". Robert K. Brigham explores the effects of the war on the Vietnamese, as ageing revolutionary leaders relied on appeals to "revolutionary heroism" to justify the Communist Party's monopoly on political power. Finally, Robert S. McNamara, aware of the magnitude of his errors and burdened by the war's destructiveness, draws lessons from his experience as one of the major architects of the conflict, with the aim of preventing wars in the future.

About Charles E. Neu

Charles E. Neu is a professor and chair in the Department of History at Brown University. He is the author of The Troubled Encounter: The United States and Japan and An Uncertain Friendship: Theodore Roosevelt and Japan and the editor of The Wilson Era: Essays in Honor of Arthur S. Link. Contributors: Brian Balogh, University of Virginia- Robert K. Brigham, Vassar College- George C. Herring, University of Kentucky- and Robert S. McNamara, former president of the Ford Motor Company, secretary of defense, and president of the World Bank.

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Author : Charles E. Neu
Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press
Data Published : 16 June 2000
ISBN : 0801863279
EAN : 9780801863271
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 192 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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