Apocalypse Then: American Intellectuals and the Vietnam War, 1954-1975 by Robert R. Tomes

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

byRobert R. Tomes

Kobo ebook | October 1, 1998

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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.

Title:Apocalypse Then: American Intellectuals and the Vietnam War, 1954-1975Format:Kobo ebookPublished:October 1, 1998Publisher:NYU PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0814783406

ISBN - 13:9780814783405

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