War and the Ivory Tower: Algeria and Vietnam by David L. SchalkWar and the Ivory Tower: Algeria and Vietnam by David L. Schalk

War and the Ivory Tower: Algeria and Vietnam

byDavid L. SchalkPreface byBenjamin Stora, George Herring

Paperback | January 1, 2006

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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.
David L. Schalk is Kenan Professor of History, emeritus, at Vassar College. Benjamin Stora is a professor of Maghribi history at the National Institute of Oriental Civilizations and Language in Paris. His works include Algeria, 1830–2000: A Short History. George C. Herring is the Alumni Professor of History at the University of Kentuck...
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Title:War and the Ivory Tower: Algeria and VietnamFormat:PaperbackDimensions:260 pages, 7.98 × 5.32 × 0.64 inPublished:January 1, 2006Publisher:UNP - Nebraska PaperbackLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0803293437

ISBN - 13:9780803293434

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“With its noble aim of permitting ‘amnesty without amnesia,’ Schalk’s scrupulously researched, extensively annotated, and yet readily accessible study is strongly to be recommended to all those with an interest in the history of these two conflicts.”—Modern and Contemporary France
- Modern and Contemporary France