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

1st Edition

Seth Offenbach

April 2, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 224 Pages
ISBN 9780367209544 - CAT# K419256


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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 US 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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