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