Jun 12

Rethinking America’s Duty

In the last unit we noted the rapid shift in national opinion from 1939-41, as Americans came round to embrace a leading role for America in world affairs. A quarter century later, opinion shifted a second time, as Americans came to question the ethics of intervention in Vietnam, a nation then emerging from French colonial rule.

In preparation for our fourth interdisciplinary forum, read “Long Time Gone,” an Iron Man story from 1975, and consider how writer Bill Mantlo reflects on the hero’s fictional history in Vietnam as a way of scrutinizing and critiquing America’s real-world history in that country.

In the comments below, post a question for your faculty to ponder in connection with our recent Vietnam-era readings.

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