By Seth Jacobs
A diplomatic and cultural historical past, America’s Miracle guy in Vietnam attracts on executive documents, presidential libraries, inner most papers, novels, newspapers, magazines, video clips, and tv and radio publicizes. Jacobs exhibits intimately how, within the Fifties, U.S. policymakers conceived of chilly conflict anticommunism as a campaign during which american citizens had to mix with fellow Judeo-Christians opposed to an adversary risky as a lot for its atheism as for its army may. He describes how racist assumptions that Asians have been culturally unready for democratic self-government predisposed americans to excuse Diem’s dictatorship as helpful in “the Orient.” by means of focusing recognition at the function of yankee spiritual and racial ideologies, Jacobs makes an important contribution to our realizing of the disastrous dedication of the U.S. to “sink or swim with Ngo Dinh Diem.”
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America’s Miracle Man in Vietnam: Ngo Dinh Diem, Religion, Race, and U.S. Intervention in Southeast Asia (American Encounters/Global Interactions) by Seth Jacobs