By Robert R. Tomes

Prior to the Vietnam warfare, American highbrow lifestyles rested very easily on shared assumptions and sometimes universal beliefs. Intellectuals principally supported the social and fiscal reforms of the Nineteen Thirties, the battle opposed to Hitler's Germany, and U.S. behavior throughout the chilly conflict. by way of the early Sixties, a liberal highbrow consensus existed.

The struggle in Southeast Asia shattered this fragile coalition, which swiftly dissolved into a number of camps, each one of which wondered American associations, values, and beliefs. Robert R. Tomes sheds new gentle at the death of chilly warfare liberalism and the improvement of the hot Left, and the regular progress of a conservatism that used Vietnam, and anti-war sentiment, as a rallying aspect. Importantly, Tomes offers new facts that neoconservatism retreated from internationalism due mostly to Vietnam, in simple terms to regroup later with considerably decreased ambitions and expectations.

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

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