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Vietnam and the American Dream: from Saigon to Baghdad

No event in recent American history has arguably shaped the fate of the nation at home and abroad more than the Vietnam War, and overcoming its restrictive legacy has been a major aim of successive American presidents. This aim has been most recently and forcefully articulated by president George W Bush while waging a war in Iraq, an implication of which has been to bury the Vietnam 'syndrome' forever

Marilyn Young, professor of history at New York University, will give a public lecture at LSE on Wednesday 3 May.

Professor Odd Arne Westad, LSE, will chair this event.

Vietnam and the American Dream: from Saigon to Baghdad is on Wednesday 3 May 2006 at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

26 April 2006

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