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Did America Commit War Crimes in Vietnam?

Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, center, participating in a tribunal that determined the United States had violated human rights and international law in Vietnam. “On Dec. 1, 1967, the last day of the International War Crimes Tribunal’s second session, … Continue reading

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The Four Stages of the Antiwar Movement

Antiwar demonstrators in Washington in October, 1967. “The Vietnam antiwar movement, famous for its sound and fury, deserves credit for more. We were the first mass movement against a war in American history and one of its great moral crusades, … Continue reading

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The Best and the Brightest – David Halberstam (1972)

“The Best and the Brightest, Pulitzer Prize winner David Halberstam’s latest, most important and impressive book, sets out to discover why America got involved in the worst and messiest war in our history. ‘What was it about the men, their … Continue reading

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Dispatches – Michael Herr

“Despite every other kind of progress, humanity still lives and dies in conditions of either war or peace, a truth reflected in our literature. There is still a place for a great war book such as Dispatches. Like its precursors, … Continue reading

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The Moral Case for Draft Resistance

A clergyman joining those burning draft cards at Arlington Street Church in Boston, October 1967. “On Monday, Oct. 16, 1967, Americans gathered by the thousands in cities and on campuses all over the country for the first ‘Stop the Draft’ … Continue reading

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The Vietnam War: 1945 – 1975 – New-York Historical Society

“The New-York Historical Society presents a groundbreaking exhibition on one of the most controversial events of the 20th century: the Vietnam War. Populating a 3,000-square-foot gallery with interpretive displays, digital media, artwork, artifacts, photographs, and documents, the exhibit provides an … Continue reading

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Battle of Huế

“The Battle of Huế (also called the Siege of Huế), was one of the bloodiest and longest battles of the Vietnam War. In February 1968, in the South Vietnamese city of Huế, 11 battalions of the Army of the Republic … Continue reading

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