War and Anti-war

Survival at the Dawn of the 21st Century

Author: Alvin Toffler,Heidi Toffler

Publisher: Little Brown & Company

ISBN: 9780316850247

Category: Political Science

Page: 302

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Two leading futurists analyze war in the past, offer insight into modern conflicts, and examine the future face of war based on the idea that forms of war and of economic activity are parallel. 150,000 first printing. $150,000 ad/promo. Tour.

Canada and the New American Empire

War and Anti-war

Author: George Melnyk

Publisher: University of Calgary Press

ISBN: 1552381307

Category: History

Page: 253

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Noted academics, politicians, and activists examine Canada's decision not to support the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq. Each contributor opposes the U.S. action and discusses how Canadais non-involvement might affect the future of Canadian-American relations. Included in this collection are never before published essays from high-profile contributors such as: Scott Ritter, former UN weapons inspector; Douglas Roche, Liberal senator; and Rev. William Phipps, former moderator of the United Church of Canada. With Contributions By: Colleen Beaumier Arthur Clark Trudy Govier Robert Hackett Jim Harding Mel Hurtg Imtiaz Hussain Tareq Y. Ismael Jacqueline S. Ismael Donn Lovett George Melnyk Joyce Patel Satya R. Pattnayak Bill Phipps Scott Ritter Douglas Roche David Swann

War and the Ivory Tower

Algeria and Vietnam

Author: David L. Schalk

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803293434

Category: History

Page: 258

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In War and the Ivory Tower, David L. Schalk explores the public role of the intellectual in times of national crisis. He compares American responses to the Vietnam War with French responses to the Algerian War, finding many similarities in the way intellectuals voiced their outrage at the policies of their governments. At a time when national crises abound but protest is out of fashion, and intellectuals are possibly a dying species, this book presents a needed reexamination of what it means for intellectuals to speak out on issues of international importance.

The Korean War and The Vietnam War

People, Politics, and Power

Author: Britannica Educational Publishing

Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing

ISBN: 1615300473

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 304

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In the 1950s and 1960s and on into the 1970s, the United States was involved in two wars fought far from home—one in aid of South Korea against the neighboring Communist North Korea, and a second waged through the jungles of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. Both of these military engagements were a reaction to what the United States feared as being Communist takeovers, and were surrounded by a strong degree of political controversy. This book explores both wars in detail to help readers understand why the conflicts occurred and what their lasting effects have been.

Opposition to War: An Encyclopedia of U.S. Peace and Antiwar Movements [2 volumes]

Author: Mitchell K. Hall

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440845190

Category: History

Page: 846

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How have Americans sought peaceful, rather than destructive, solutions to domestic and world conflict? This two-volume set documents peace and antiwar movements in the United States from the colonial era to the present. • Provides an unrivaled complete description of peacemaking efforts in the United States that leads readers to consider how future wars might be prevented • Draws on the expertise of more than 130 scholarly experts to examine the entirety of American history, from the colonial era to modern times • Reveals the multiple religious and secular motivations of peace seekers in the United States • Examines how war and those who oppose war have been portrayed in popular media over the centuries

Krieg dem Kriege

Neu herausgegeben vom Anti-Kriegs-Museum Berlin Mit einer Einführung von Gerd Krumeich

Author: Ernst Friedrich

Publisher: Ch. Links Verlag

ISBN: 3862843963

Category: History

Page: 320

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Ernst Friedrichs 1924 zum ersten Mal erschienenes Buch "Krieg dem Kriege" ist ein Meilenstein der Friedensliteratur und der Friedenspädagogik. Das durchgehend viersprachig (Deutsch / Französisch / Englisch / Holländisch) gedruckte Werk wurde weltweit hundertausendfach verkauft und erregte wegen der drastischen Bilder von verstümmelten Soldaten und der klaren antimilitaristischen Sprache großes Aufsehen und viel Anstoß. Mehreren Generationen junger Menschen hat nicht zuletzt "Krieg dem Kriege" die Schrecken des Krieges vergegenwärtigt. Die Neuauflage im Ch. Links Verlag macht dieses wichtige Werk wieder zugänglich und erschließt es durch eine fundierte historische Einleitung von Gerd Krumeich für die Gegenwart. Eine biografische Skizze Ernst Friedrichs von seinem Enkel Tommy Spree informiert erstmals ausführlich über das bewegte Leben des Verfassers von "Krieg dem Kriege".

Pathways to Pacifism and Antiwar Activism among U.S. Veterans

The Role of Moral Identity in Personal Transformation

Author: Julie Putnam Hart,Anjel N. Stough-Hunter

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498538649

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

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This book examines the journeys of 114 veterans as they seek to make sense of their military experiences and their new post service pacifist and/or antiwar identity. Focusing on the identity change process, the book reveals the powerful role of moral authenticity in living a life of well-being after military service.

The Vietnam Antiwar Movement

Author: Walter L. Hixson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815335344

Category: History

Page: 328

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Political opposition to US intervention in Vietnam eventually became the central issue of the conflict. Hawks and Doves hotly debated the issue in Congress, policy forums, schools, churches, and often in the streets as well. Combined with the civil rights movement, and the emergence of a counter-culture the antiwar movement contributed to a deeply divided nation. Both Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard M. Nixon found it impossible to ignore the widespread dissent. The antiwar movement encouraged both to seek a negotiated settlement of the Vietnam conflict. In Hanoi, the Vietnamese communists had anticipated the growth of dissent in the West, which they counted on as part of their overall strategy of victory in guerilla war. The scholars writing in this volume analyze the role of the peace movement, its evolution, implications, and legacies.

Issues of War and Peace

Author: Nancy Gentile Ford

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313311963

Category: History

Page: 333

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Emphasizes the events of lesser-known battles from the Revolutionary War to the Persian Gulf War, and includes information about the origins of each conflict, differing opinions, and the political, economic, and social impacts.

Against the Vietnam War

Writings by Activists

Author: Mary Susannah Robbins

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742559141

Category: History

Page: 289

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The protest movement in opposition to the Vietnam War was a complex amalgam of political, social, economic, and cultural motivations, factors, and events. Against the Vietnam War brings together the different facets of that movement and its various shades of opinion. Here the participants themselves offer statements and reflections on their activism, the era, and the consequences of a war that spanned three decades and changed the United States of America. The keynote is on individual experience in a time when almost every event had national and international significance.

Gespräche über ein Leben mit John F. Kennedy

Mit einem Vorwort von Caroline Kennedy

Author: Jacqueline Kennedy

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455850111

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

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Eine der unvergesslichen Frauen des 20. Jahrhunderts erinnert sich an die Ehe mit John F. Kennedy und ihre - privaten wie öffentlichen - Erfahrungen. Ein Resümee, fast 50 Jahre unter Verschluss gehalten: vom Aufstieg eines Weltpolitikers bis zum dramatischen Ende, dem Attentat in Dallas. In tiefster Trauer über den Verlust ihres dreieinhalb Monate zuvor ermordeten Mannes empfängt Jacqueline Kennedy Anfang März 1964 den Historiker Arthur M. Schlesinger und gewährt ihm sieben Interviews, insgesamt sechseinhalb Stunden lang. Sie gibt ihm überraschende Einblicke in Kennedys Wirken als Senator und späterer Präsident der USA, erzählt von ihren Gesprächen mit ihm, von ihrer Rolle in seiner politischen Karriere. Sie wirft interessante, von feinem Gespür zeugende Schlaglichter auf Begegnungen mit bedeutenden Männern und weltbewegende Ereignisse wie die Kubakrise. Und auch private Belange rücken in den Blick, etwa der Glaube ihres Mannes, die Verbundenheit der Kennedy-Brüder und ihr eigenes Hineinwachsen in die Rolle der First Lady.

Chronicles of a Two-Front War

Civil Rights and Vietnam in the African American Press

Author: Lawrence Allen Eldridge

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826272592

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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During the Vietnam War, young African Americans fought to protect the freedoms of Southeast Asians and died in disproportionate numbers compared to their white counterparts. Despite their sacrifices, black Americans were unable to secure equal rights at home, and because the importance of the war overshadowed the civil rights movement in the minds of politicians and the public, it seemed that further progress might never come. For many African Americans, the bloodshed, loss, and disappointment of war became just another chapter in the history of the civil rights movement. Lawrence Allen Eldridge explores this two-front war, showing how the African American press grappled with the Vietnam War and its impact on the struggle for civil rights. Written in a clear narrative style, Chronicles of a Two-Front War is the first book to examine coverage of the Vietnam War by black news publications, from the Gulf of Tonkin incident in August 1964 to the final withdrawal of American ground forces in the spring of 1973 and the fall of Saigon in the spring of 1975. Eldridge reveals how the black press not only reported the war but also weighed its significance in the context of the civil rights movement. The author researched seventeen African American newspapers, including the Chicago Defender, the Baltimore Afro-American, and the New Courier, and two magazines, Jet and Ebony. He augmented the study with a rich array of primary sources—including interviews with black journalists and editors, oral history collections, the personal papers of key figures in the black press, and government documents, including those from the presidential libraries of Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Gerald Ford—to trace the ups and downs of U.S. domestic and wartime policy especially as it related to the impact of the war on civil rights. Eldridge examines not only the role of reporters during the war, but also those of editors, commentators, and cartoonists. Especially enlightening is the research drawn from extensive oral histories by prominent journalist Ethel Payne, the first African American woman to receive the title of war correspondent. She described a widespread practice in black papers of reworking material from major white papers without providing proper credit, as the demand for news swamped the small budgets and limited staffs of African American papers. The author analyzes both the strengths of the black print media and the weaknesses in their coverage. The black press ultimately viewed the Vietnam War through the lens of African American experience, blaming the war for crippling LBJ’s Great Society and the War on Poverty. Despite its waning hopes for an improved life, the black press soldiered on.

The Uncensored War

The Media and Vietnam

Author: Daniel C. Hallin

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520065437

Category: History

Page: 285

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Vietnam was America's most divisive and unsuccessful foreign war. It was also the first to be televised and the first of the modern era fought without military censorship. From the earliest days of the Kennedy-Johnson escalation right up to the American withdrawal, and even today, the media's role in Vietnam has continued to be intensely controversial. The "Uncensored War" gives a richly detailed account of what Americans read and watched about Vietnam. Hallin draws on the complete body of the New York Times coverage from 1961 to 1965, a sample of hundreds of television reports from 1965-73, including television coverage filmed by the Defense Department in the early years of the war, and interviews with many of the journalists who reported it, to give a powerful critique of the conventional wisdom, both conservative and liberal, about the media and Vietnam. Far from being a consistent adversary of government policy in Vietnam, Hallin shows, the media were closely tied to official perspectives throughout the war, though divisions in the government itself and contradictions in its public relations policies caused every administration, at certain times, to lose its ability to "manage" the news effectively. As for television, it neither showed the "literal horror of war," nor did it play a leading role in the collapse of support: it presented a highly idealized picture of the war in the early years, and shifted toward a more critical view only after public unhappiness and elite divisions over the war were well advanced.

Literarische Verarbeitungen des Krieges vom 17. bis zum 20. Jahrhundert

"eine uber die Masen erbärmliche Zeit"

Author: Claudia Glunz,Thomas F. Schneider

Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH

ISBN: 389971637X

Category: History

Page: 263

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Kriegserfahrungen lassen sich auf vielfaltige Art beschreiben. Ob nun in Briefen, Chroniken, Romanen oder Kurzgeschichten - die Berichte vom oder uber Krieg bieten historisch und literarisch Interessierten auf unterschiedlichste Weise eindrucksvolle Zeugnisse personlicher Erfahrungen und/oder kunstlerischer Verarbeitungen. Die Beitrage dieses Bandes befassen sich mit Zeugnissen uber den Dreissigjahrigen Krieg ebenso wie mit Beschreibungen der Erfahrungen des Zweiten Weltkrieges oder literarischen Werken aus der Ruckschau der Nachkriegszeit. Erganzt werden die Beitrage durch Rezensionen sowie eine Bibliographie 2006 erschienener literatur-, sprach-, geschichts-, film- und kunstwissenschaftlicher Studien.

War and State Terrorism

The United States, Japan, and the Asia-Pacific in the Long Twentieth Century

Author: Mark Selden,Alvin Y. So

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742523913

Category: History

Page: 293

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Tracing the course of conflicts throughout Asia in the past century, this groundbreaking volume is the first to explore systematically the nexus of war and state terrorism. Challenging states' definitions of terrorism, which routinely exclude their own behavior, the book focuses especially on the nature of Japanese and American wars and crimes of war. This rare comparative perspective examines the ways in which state terror leads to civilian casualties, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. In counterbalance, they discuss anti-war movements and international efforts to protect human rights. This interdisciplinary volume will resonate with readers searching for a deeper understanding of an era dominated by war and terror.

Drogen

Die Geschichte eines langen Krieges

Author: Johann Hari

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104035687

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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»Hari vereint präzise Recherche mit einer zutiefst menschlichen Erzählung. Dieses Buch wird eine dringend notwendige Debatte auslösen.« Glenn Greenwald Der Krieg gegen die Drogen gilt inzwischen als gescheitert, der Handel mit Drogen ist ein blühendes Geschäft, alle Maßnahmen gegen den Konsum sind weitgehend erfolglos. Woran liegt das? Der britische Journalist Johann Hari begibt sich auf eine einzigartige Reise – von Brooklyn über Mexiko bis nach Deutschland – und erzählt die Geschichten derjenigen, deren Leben vom immerwährenden Kampf gegen Drogen geprägt ist: von Dealern, Süchtigen, Kartellmitgliedern, den Verlierern und Profiteuren. Mit seiner grandiosen literarischen Reportage schreibt Hari sowohl eine Geschichte des Krieges gegen Drogen als auch ein mitreißendes und streitbares Plädoyer zum Umdenken. »Hervorragender Journalismus, packend erzählt.« Naomi Klein »Phantastisch!« Noam Chomsky

Peace and Freedom

The Civil Rights and Antiwar Movements in the 1960s

Author: Simon Hall

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812202139

Category: History

Page: 280

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Two great social causes held center stage in American politics in the 1960s: the civil rights movement and the antiwar groundswell in the face of a deepening American military commitment in Vietnam. In Peace and Freedom, Simon Hall explores two linked themes: the civil rights movement's response to the war in Vietnam on the one hand and, on the other, the relationship between the black groups that opposed the war and the mainstream peace movement. Based on comprehensive archival research, the book weaves together local and national stories to offer an illuminating and judicious chronicle of these movements, demonstrating how their increasingly radicalized components both found common cause and provoked mutual antipathies. Peace and Freedom shows how and why the civil rights movement responded to the war in differing ways—explaining black militants' hostility toward the war while also providing a sympathetic treatment of those organizations and leaders reluctant to take a stand. And, while Black Power, counterculturalism, and left-wing factionalism all made interracial coalition-building more difficult, the book argues that it was the peace movement's reluctance to link the struggle to end the war with the fight against racism at home that ultimately prevented the two movements from cooperating more fully. Considering the historical relationship between the civil rights movement and foreign policy, Hall also offers an in-depth look at the history of black America's links with the American left and with pacifism. With its keen insights into one of the most controversial decades in American history, Peace and Freedom recaptures the immediacy and importance of the time.

America, the Vietnam War, and the World

Comparative and International Perspectives

Author: Andreas W. Daum,Lloyd C. Gardner,Wilfried Mausbach

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521008761

Category: History

Page: 371

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This book presents new perspectives on the Vietnam War, its global repercussions, and the role of this war in modern history. The volume reveals 'America's War' as an international event that reverberated all over the world: in domestic settings of numerous nation-states, combatants and non-combatants alike, as well as in transnational relations and alliance systems. The volume thereby covers a wide geographical range-from Berkeley and Berlin to Cambodia and Canberra. The essays address political, military, and diplomatic issues no less than cultural and intellectual consequences of 'Vietnam'." -- Half t.p.

Global Peace and Anti-nuclear Movements

Author: Badruddin

Publisher: Mittal Publications

ISBN: 9788170998877

Category: Antinuclear movement

Page: 273

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This Book Presents In-Depth Observation And Analysis Of Global Peace Movement Organizations, Both In Historical As Well As Contemporary Dimmension.