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Published by Johns Hopkins University Press in Baltimore .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • United States,
  • United States.

Subjects:

  • Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- United States.,
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-219) and index.

StatementDavid W. Levy.
SeriesThe American moment
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDS558 .L47 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 229 p. ;
Number of Pages229
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1272106M
ISBN 100801851130, 0801851149
LC Control Number95003385

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In the years after World War II, American foreign policy pursued ideals of justice, freedom, and democracy while seeking at the same time national security and the containment of international communism. In The Debate over Vietnam, David Levy examines the bitter national discussion that eventually raged over the propriety, the necessity, and the morality of that involvement. In The Debate over Vietnam, David Levy examines the bitter national discussion that eventually raged over the propriety, the necessity, and the morality of that involvement. Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first. In The Debate over Vietnam, David Levy examines the bitter national discussion that eventually raged over In the years after World War II, American foreign policy pursued ideals of justice, freedom, and democracy while seeking at the same time . In The Debate over Vietnam, David Levy examines the bitter national discussion that eventually raged over the propriety, the necessity, and the morality of that involvement. Sign up for more information on JHUP Books.

Brand new Book. David Levy's widely acclaimed Debate Over Vietnam examines the bitter national discussion that raged over the propriety, the necessity, and the morality of America's longest war. Levy begins with a brief history of Vietnam under foreign rule and recounts the growing American military presence--and the increasing reaction it /5(17). Additional Physical Format: Online version: Levy, David W., Debate over Vietnam. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, © (OCoLC)   In this deftly researched book, George Bogaski demonstrates how the debate over the Vietnam War formed a unique lens into the dynamics and tensions of American Protestantism. Drawing upon a rich background in diverse Protestant settings, Bogaski crafts a theologically-informed and sociologically astute narrative.4/4(1). The nature of American objectives in Vietnam has also been a subject for debate, as has the strategy used to obtain whatever objectives might have been in mind. In fact, one can hardly discuss the war without becoming involved in some kind of controversy. The debate over the war has made ordinary discourse about it very difficult.

Opposition to United States involvement in the Vietnam War began with demonstrations in against the escalating role of the United States in the Vietnam War and grew into a broad social movement over the ensuing several years. This movement informed and helped shape the vigorous and polarizing debate, primarily in the United States, during the second half of the .   "This book is about the past and continuing debate over the causes of United States involvement in the Vietnam War. It brings together readings that best exemplify the widely varying answers that historians, political scientists, social scientists, policymakers, journalists, and novelists have given to the essential question of American involvement: why did the U.S. . Home > The Debate over Vietnam > Reviews "Levy's brief but wide-ranging book offers an overview of the major cultural issues, foreign policy concerns, social movements, and political anxieties that shape debates in the United States surrounding the Vietnam War.". The main reason for the U.S. support of South Vietnam was the so-called Domino Theory. If Vietnam went Communist, then Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, etc would all go Communist much like a row of dominoes lined up end to end. If the first one is knocked over, then it will take the next one down and so on and so forth.