Vietnam: A Reassessment

When

February 25, 2000

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Where

New America

740 15th St NW #900

Washington, D.C. 20005

Mike Lind argues that for too long, American thinking about the Vietnam conflict has been hobbled by the rigid orthodoxies of the right and left. In his new book, he thoughtfully reconsiders the meaning of Vietnam from the post-Cold War vantage point, which offers insights inconceivable just ten years ago. Lind examines the Vietnam conflict in the context of the Cold War, and suggests that America has been learning the wrong lessons from Vietnam for twenty-five years. The conclusions of his groundbreaking book are provocative, and the implications for future American interventions abroad are significant.

Location

The New America Foundation
1630 Connecticut Ave., NW 7th Floor
Washington, DC, 20009


Participants

  • Michael Lind
    Whitehead Senior Fellow, New America Foundation and Author of What Lincoln Believed: The Values and Convictions of America's Greatest President