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.
To reserve a press seat, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or firstname.lastname@example.org
26 April 2006