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By Robert R. Tomes

Prior to the Vietnam warfare, American highbrow existence rested very easily on shared assumptions and infrequently universal beliefs. Intellectuals mostly supported the social and monetary reforms of the Nineteen Thirties, the conflict opposed to Hitler's Germany, and U.S. behavior in the course of the chilly struggle. through the early Nineteen Sixties, a liberal highbrow consensus existed.

The struggle in Southeast Asia shattered this fragile coalition, which speedily dissolved into a number of camps, every one of which wondered American associations, values, and beliefs. Robert R. Tomes sheds new gentle at the death of chilly battle liberalism and the advance of the recent Left, and the regular progress of a conservatism that used Vietnam, and anti-war sentiment, as a rallying element. Importantly, Tomes presents new facts that neoconservatism retreated from internationalism due mostly to Vietnam, basically to regroup later with considerably reduced targets and expectations.

Covering titanic archival terrain, Apocalypse Then stands because the definitive account of the impression of the Vietnam struggle on American highbrow existence.

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