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The Conservative Movement and the Vietnam War

The Other Side of Vietnam, 1st Edition

By Seth Offenbach


200 pages

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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 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Other Side of Vietnam

Section I: Conservatives and the Vietnam War

1. The Long 1964

2. United by Strategy

Section II: Problems

3. Dissent of the Libertarians

4. Negative Conservatism

5. The Problem of Richard Nixon

Section III: Redemption

6. Christianity and Conservatism

Conclusion: From Goldwater to Reagan

About the Author

Seth Offenbach is Assistant Professor of History at Bronx Community College in the City University of New York system.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in American History

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century