Diem’s Final Failure

In Philip Catton’s Diem’s Final Failure, the author examines the government of President Ngo Dinh Diem in South Vietnam from 1954 – 1963 and argues that the conflict between the United States and the Diem government resulted from a “clash of visions” on the methods of modernization and nation building (Catton 2). Catton develops thisContinue reading “Diem’s Final Failure”

Stuck in the Middle: International Voluntary Services and the Humanitarian Experience in Vietnam, 1957 – 1971

On September 19, 1967, forty-nine members of the volunteer humanitarian group International Voluntary Services (IVS) resigned from their positions in a letter to President Lyndon B. Johnson stating that “to stay in Vietnam and remain silent is to fail to respond to the first need of the Vietnamese people – peace.”[1]  In this letter, theContinue reading “Stuck in the Middle: International Voluntary Services and the Humanitarian Experience in Vietnam, 1957 – 1971”

Antiwarriors – Melvin Small

Melvin Small is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.  He received his B.A. from Dartmouth University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.  Small is a noted scholar of the Vietnam War era focusing on the antiwar movement and on Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon.  AsContinue reading “Antiwarriors – Melvin Small”