America Coming to Terms The Vietnam Legacy

America Coming to Terms  The Vietnam Legacy

Douglas Pike, an eminent authority on Southeast Asia and particularly on Vietnam, wrote: “Dr. Nguyen Anh Tuan is a highly respected economist and political thinker.

Author: Nguyen Anh Tuan

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462812707

Category: History

Page: 804

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Douglas Pike, an eminent authority on Southeast Asia and particularly on Vietnam, wrote: “Dr. Nguyen Anh Tuan is a highly respected economist and political thinker. Even perhaps for our purpose here, he is a man of great breadth of view, a philosopher in the true meaning of the word...” In America Coming to Terms, Dr. Nguyen Anh Tuan addresses himself to the central issue of the Vietnam War. This ambitious study seeks to place the U.S. involvement in Vietnam into the broader context of American and world history. The legacy of the Vietnam War remains a critical topic, particularly with the war in Iraq generating the specter of conflicting partisan politics in a deeply divided country. America’s involvement in Vietnam was misunderstood at the time and is still misrepresented now. As the Iraq War often invites comparisons with the Vietnam War, a full understanding of the U.S. experience in Vietnam is essential. More importantly, lessons learned from Vietnam can be applied to Iraq at present as well as to any U.S. conflict in the future. America Coming to Terms will help the American public to better understand the real legacy of the Vietnam War. It will provide Americans – liberal as well as conservative, Democrat as well as Republican – with substantive reasons to be united and to be proud of America. Most importantly, it will meaningfully impact the writing of American history for future generations and change for the better the world’s perception of the American people and of America. Steven Hayward, a most distinguished scholar wrote: “Revisionist historians two or three generations from now are likely to begin making the argument that the United States won the ultimate victory in the Vietnam War, and that it should be seen as the turning point in the Cold War...” In America Coming to Terms, Dr. Tuan set the record straight that – notwithstanding a number of mistakes that were committed – not only America won the Cold War but, ultimately, also won the Vietnam War.
Categories: History

America and the Pacific Rim

America and the Pacific Rim

Houseman compares and contrasts various levels of development within the region, emphasizing especially trade, security, and human rights issues.

Author: Gerald L. Houseman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0847680231

Category: History

Page: 228

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Recognizing the dawning of the Pacific century and its implications for the United States, this textbook explores the economic, political, and social development of the countries of the Asia Pacific and analyzes past, present, and future U.S. policy responses. Houseman compares and contrasts various levels of development within the region, emphasizing especially trade, security, and human rights issues. He concludes with recommendations for U.S. policymaking acknowledging the realities of shrinking political and economic influence in the post-Cold War era.
Categories: History

Coming to Terms with America

Coming to Terms with America

The position of the flag seems to define how the boy will be raised up— in a staunchly American fashion. ... that adorns the next word, le- Torah (to Torah), implying— as Jewish education at the time also did— that America comes first.

Author: Jonathan D. Sarna

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780827618794

Category: History

Page: 464

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Coming to Terms with America examines how Jews have long “straddled two civilizations,” endeavoring to be both Jewish and American at once, from the American Revolution to today. In fifteen engaging essays, Jonathan D. Sarna investigates the many facets of the Jewish-American encounter—what Jews have borrowed from their surroundings, what they have resisted, what they have synthesized, and what they have subverted. Part I surveys how Jews first worked to reconcile Judaism with the country’s new democratic ethos and to reconcile their faith-based culture with local metropolitan cultures. Part II analyzes religio-cultural initiatives, many spearheaded by women, and the ongoing tensions between Jewish scholars (who pore over traditional Jewish sources) and activists (who are concerned with applying them). Part III appraises Jewish-Christian relations: “collisions” within the public square and over church-state separation. Originally written over the span of forty years, many of these essays are considered classics in the field, and several remain fixtures of American Jewish history syllabi. Others appeared in fairly obscure venues and will be discovered here anew. Together, these essays—newly updated for this volume—cull the finest thinking of one of American Jewry’s finest historians.
Categories: History

The Way We Really Are

The Way We Really Are

Every family has distinctive resources and special vulnerabilities, and there are ways to help each one build on its strengths and minimize its weaknesses.The book provides a meticulously researched, balanced account showing why a ...

Author: Stephanie Coontz

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105019251946

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 238

View: 879

Presents an account of family life and diversity today, suggesting that every kind of family can build on its strengths and minimize its weaknesses
Categories: Family & Relationships

Coming to Terms with America

Coming to Terms with America

Others appeared in fairly obscure venues and will be discovered here anew. Together, these essays--newly updated for this volume--cull the finest thinking of one of American Jewry's finest historians.

Author: Jonathan D. Sarna

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780827618787

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 891

Coming to Terms with America examines how Jews have long "straddled two civilizations," endeavoring to be both Jewish and American at once, from the American Revolution to today. In fifteen engaging essays, Jonathan D. Sarna investigates the many facets of the Jewish-American encounter--what Jews have borrowed from their surroundings, what they have resisted, what they have synthesized, and what they have subverted. Part I surveys how Jews first worked to reconcile Judaism with the country's new democratic ethos and to reconcile their faith-based culture with local metropolitan cultures. Part II analyzes religio-cultural initiatives, many spearheaded by women, and the ongoing tensions between Jewish scholars (who pore over traditional Jewish sources) and activists (who are concerned with applying them). Part III appraises Jewish-Christian relations: "collisions" within the public square and over church-state separation. Originally written over the span of forty years, many of these essays are considered classics in the field, and several remain fixtures of American Jewish history syllabi. Others appeared in fairly obscure venues and will be discovered here anew. Together, these essays--newly updated for this volume--cull the finest thinking of one of American Jewry's finest historians.
Categories: History

The Post Darwinian Controversies

The Post Darwinian Controversies

The middle section of the book distinguishes the 'Darwinism' of Darwin himself amid the main currents of post-Darwinian evolutionary thought, and is followed by chapters which examine the responses to Darwin of twenty-eight Christian ...

Author: James R. Moore

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521285178

Category: Science

Page: 514

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The Post-Darwinian Controversies offers an original interpretation of Protestant responses to Darwin after 1870, viewing them in a transatlantic perspective and as a constitutive part of the history of post-Darwinian evolutionary thought. The impact of evolutionary theory on the religious consciousness of the nineteenth century has commonly been seen in terms of a 'conflict' or 'warfare' between science and theology. Dr. Moore's account begins by discussing the polemical origins and baneful effects of the 'military metaphor', and this leads to a revised view of the controversies based on an analysis of the underlying intellectual struggle to come to terms with Darwin. The middle section of the book distinguishes the 'Darwinism' of Darwin himself amid the main currents of post-Darwinian evolutionary thought, and is followed by chapters which examine the responses to Darwin of twenty-eight Christian controversialists, tracing the philosophical and theological lineage of their views. The paradox that emerges - that Darwin's theory was accepted in substance only by those whose theology was distinctly orthodox theology and of other evolutionary theories with liberal and romantic theological speculation.
Categories: Science

Next Year in Cuba

Next Year in Cuba

An immigrant from Cuba as a child, the author recounts growing up in Miami's Little Havana, his struggle to come to terms with American culture, his eventual estrangement from his family, and his feelings about his native country. Tour.

Author: Gustavo Pérez Firmat

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173001909924

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 274

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An immigrant from Cuba as a child, the author recounts growing up in Miami's Little Havana, his struggle to come to terms with American culture, his eventual estrangement from his family, and his feelings about his native country. Tour.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

American Foreign Relations Since 1600

American Foreign Relations Since 1600

10:41 Crapol, Edward P. "Coming to Terms with Empire: The Historiography of Late-Nineteenth- Century American Foreign Relations." In this perceptive essay, the author concentrates on materials written after 1980, responds to criticisms ...

Author: Robert L. Beisner

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781576070802

Category: History

Page: 2065

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Chronicles American foreign relations literature from colonial times to the present, with updated material on post World-War II.
Categories: History

Going to Tehran

Going to Tehran

A bold call for new thinking, the Leveretts' indispensable work makes it clear that America must "go to Tehran" if it is to avert strategic catastrophe.

Author: Flynt Leverett

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 9781429973342

Category: Political Science

Page: 496

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An eye-opening argument for a new approach to Iran, from two of America's most informed and influential Middle East experts Less than a decade after Washington endorsed a fraudulent case for invading Iraq, similarly misinformed and politically motivated claims are pushing America toward war with Iran. Today the stakes are even higher: such a war could break the back of America's strained superpower status. Challenging the daily clamor of U.S. saber rattling, Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett argue that America should renounce thirty years of failed strategy and engage with Iran—just as Nixon revolutionized U.S. foreign policy by going to Beijing and realigning relations with China. Former analysts in both the Bush and Clinton administrations, the Leveretts offer a uniquely informed account of Iran as it actually is today, not as many have caricatured it or wished it to be. They show that Iran's political order is not on the verge of collapse, that most Iranians still support the Islamic Republic, and that Iran's regional influence makes it critical to progress in the Middle East. Drawing on years of research and access to high-level officials, Going to Tehran explains how Iran sees the world and why its approach to foreign policy is hardly the irrational behavior of a rogue nation. A bold call for new thinking, the Leveretts' indispensable work makes it clear that America must "go to Tehran" if it is to avert strategic catastrophe.
Categories: Political Science