Tag Archives: Vietnam War

Bill Moyers Journal on LBJ’s Path to War

“The origins of the Vietnam War lie in 1945, when the British ignored Ho Chi Minh’s declaration of independence and restored French rule to the country. After a protracted conflict with Ho Chi Minh’s nationalist forces and a massive defeat … Continue reading

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Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam

“The Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam was a massive demonstration and teach-in across the United States against the United States involvement in the Vietnam War. It took place on October 15, 1969, followed a month later by a … Continue reading

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First Kill – Coco Schrijber (2001)

Michael Herr “What is the psychology of war? Do soldiers become murderers when they enjoy killing? Is war beautiful? Are all humans capable of monstrous acts? FIRST KILL examines these and other questions, as it explores what war does to … Continue reading

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Central Park be-ins

Central Park Zoo, New York City, 1967 “In the 1960s, several ‘be-ins’ were held in Central Park to protest against various issues such as US involvement in the Vietnam War and racism. This park was a place where all of … Continue reading

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United States v. O’Brien (1968)

“United States v. O’Brien, 391 U.S. 367 (1968), was a decision by the Supreme Court of the United States, which ruled that a criminal prohibition against burning a draft card did not violate the First Amendment‘s guarantee of free speech. … Continue reading

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Joseph Conrad – Heart of Darkness (1899)

“Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best novels of all time, Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness was originally published as a three-part serial story in Blackwood’s Magazine in 1899, then later as a novella in the 1902 collection Youth: … Continue reading

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Attack on Camp Holloway

Pleiku area and Engineer Hill “The attack on Camp Holloway occurred during the early hours of February 7, 1965, in the early stages of the Vietnam War. Camp Holloway was a helicopter facility constructed by the United States Army near … Continue reading

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