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Sarah J Thelen
2018 Unknown
How the United States Ends Wars
The Importance of Being Popular: Richard Nixon, Hennry Kissinger, and Domestic Support for the Vietnam War
Berghahn Books
Oxford, New York
In Review
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Facing an implacable, inflexible North Vietnam, President Richard M. Nixon opted to focus on a war he knew he could win: the battle for US public opinion. By rallying domestic support for both himself and his policies, Nixon and his aides hoped to convince the North Vietnamese that the United States would stay in Vietnam for as long as it took to achieve “peace with honor.” From the mobilisation of the Silent Majority to Nixon’s landslide re-election, the administration sought to end the Vietnam War – or at least US involvement – by ensuring that it could continue.
David Ryan, David Fitzgerald, John Thompson
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