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Apocalypse Then : American Intellectuals and the Vietnam War, 1954-1975

By: Tomes, Robert R.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York : NYU Press, 1998Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (307 p.).ISBN: 9780814784358.Subject(s): Intellectuals -- United States -- Political activity -- History -- 20th century | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Influence | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Apocalypse Then : American Intellectuals and the Vietnam War, 1954-1975DDC classification: 959.704/3373 LOC classification: DS558 -- .T66 1998Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Apocalypse Then; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1: A Long Time in the Comin'; Chapter 2: Consensus and Commitment; Chapter 3: The Search for Order; Chapter 4: Skepticism and Dissent; Chapter 5: The Collapse of the Liberal Consensus, 1968; Chapter 6: The Twilight of Liberalism, 1969-1975; Notes; Bibliography; Index; About the Author
Summary: Prior to the Vietnam war, American intellectual life rested comfortably on shared assumptions and often common ideals. Intellectuals largely supported the social and economic reforms of the 1930s, the war against Hitler's Germany, and U.S. conduct during the Cold War. By the early 1960s, a liberal intellectual consensus existed. The war in Southeast Asia shattered this fragile coalition, which promptly dissolved into numerous camps, each of which questioned American institutions, values, and ideals. Robert R. Tomes sheds new light on the demise of Cold War liberalism and the development of the New Left, and the steady growth of a conservatism that used Vietnam, and anti-war sentiment, as a rallying point. Importantly, Tomes provides new evidence that neoconservatism retreated from internationalism due largely to Vietnam, only to regroup later with substantially diminished goals and expectations. Covering vast archival terrain, Apocalypse Then stands as the definitive account of the impact of the Vietnam war on American intellectual life.
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Apocalypse Then; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1: A Long Time in the Comin'; Chapter 2: Consensus and Commitment; Chapter 3: The Search for Order; Chapter 4: Skepticism and Dissent; Chapter 5: The Collapse of the Liberal Consensus, 1968; Chapter 6: The Twilight of Liberalism, 1969-1975; Notes; Bibliography; Index; About the Author

Prior to the Vietnam war, American intellectual life rested comfortably on shared assumptions and often common ideals. Intellectuals largely supported the social and economic reforms of the 1930s, the war against Hitler's Germany, and U.S. conduct during the Cold War. By the early 1960s, a liberal intellectual consensus existed. The war in Southeast Asia shattered this fragile coalition, which promptly dissolved into numerous camps, each of which questioned American institutions, values, and ideals. Robert R. Tomes sheds new light on the demise of Cold War liberalism and the development of the New Left, and the steady growth of a conservatism that used Vietnam, and anti-war sentiment, as a rallying point. Importantly, Tomes provides new evidence that neoconservatism retreated from internationalism due largely to Vietnam, only to regroup later with substantially diminished goals and expectations. Covering vast archival terrain, Apocalypse Then stands as the definitive account of the impact of the Vietnam war on American intellectual life.

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