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A Companion to the Vietnam War (Blackwell Companions to by Marilyn B. Young, Robert Buzzanco

By Marilyn B. Young, Robert Buzzanco

A spouse to the Vietnam struggle comprises twenty-four definitive essays on America's longest and such a lot divisive overseas clash. It represents the easiest present scholarship in this arguable and influential episode in smooth American background. Highlights problems with nationalism, tradition, gender, and race. Covers the breadth of Vietnam battle background, together with American battle guidelines, the Vietnamese point of view, the antiwar circulation, and the yankee domestic entrance. Surveys and evaluates the simplest scholarship on each very important period and subject. features a choose bibliography to lead additional learn.

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It seems clear that during the early stages of the conflict, when party strategists were debating how to combine political and military forms of struggle in the most effective way to bring about the collapse of the Saigon regime, Ho Chi Minh urged caution, warning that an overly aggressive posture could provoke the United States into a direct role in the South. At the same time, he consistently urged his colleagues to IN SEARCH OF HO CHI MINH 33 avoid damaging their close relations with either Moscow or Beijing.

Today, as the passions of the Vietnam War begin to subside and additional source materials become available in a variety of languages, there are grounds for modest optimism that a more definitive understanding of Ho Chi Minh's life and activities will become possible in the coming years. The main channel of information is issuing from Vietnam itself, where the field of Ho Chi Minh studies has become a veritable growth industry as the Hanoi regime has attempted to utilize his many achievements as a means of mobilizing popular support for its current policies.

This is not the place for a detailed examination of Ho Chi Minh's essential character. Suffice it to say that the real Ho Chi Minh was undoubtedly a much more fascinating, subtle, and complex individual than either the saintly figure portrayed by the Hanoi regime, or the shifty-eyed totalitarian presented by his adversaries. Although his public image was undoubtedly calculated for its effect and reflected an individual of considerable ego, his image of simplicity and incorruptibility is probably genuine.

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