Conservative veterans in turn used this trend to build their political and cultural capital. They embraced and expanded narratives that insisted those returning from Vietnam were ignored or mistreated, reinforcing the notion that Vietnam was a unique war and that extraordinary measures would be required to move beyond it. Efforts to eradicate the qVietnam syndromeq through the creation of veterans programs ironically ensured the continued centrality of the Vietnam War in American political culture.A starting point is Alan Brinkley, aThe Problem of American Conservatism ... Princeton University Press, 2005); Lisa McGirr, Suburban Warriors: The Origins of the New Right (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2001); and Gary L. Schneider, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Fighting the Vietnam Syndrome: The Construction of a Conservative Veterans Politics, 1966--1984|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|