The Conservative Movement and the Vietnam War: The Other Side of Vietnam

1st Edition

Seth Offenbach

Routledge
Published March 21, 2019
Reference - 200 Pages
ISBN 9780367209544 - CAT# K419256
Series: Routledge Advances in American History

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Summary

The Vietnam War was the central political issue of the 1960s and 1970s. This study by Seth Offenbach explains how the conflict shaped modern conservatism. The war caused disputes between the pro-war anti-communists right and libertarian conservatives who opposed the war. At the same time, Christian evangelicals supported the war and began forming alliances with the mainstream, pro-war right. This enabled the formation of the New Right movement which came to dominate U.S. politics at the end of the twentieth century. The Conservative Movement and the Vietnam War explains the right’s changes between Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan.

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