Chapter 25 Questions

Chapter 25 Questions - conflict, both at home and abroad?...

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In 1984, writer Studs Turkel published his oral history of America during World War II entitled "The Good War". The title was meant to suggest that World War II, unlike Vietnam, was a war that was fought without any sense of moral ambiguity. In other words, most Americans during World War II never doubted that the goal of defeating fascism was the right one and were willing to sacrifice both at home and abroad in order to defeat Germany and Japan. Should World War II be considered "the good war"? Does this phrase obscure other, more unpleasant facts about the U.S.'s participation in this
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Unformatted text preview: conflict, both at home and abroad? In other words, were all of our actions just? Were the changes that occured as a result of the war beneficial for all Americans? Finally, what do you think of the essay's by historian Howard Zinn? Do you think that the current infatuation with the WWII generation detracts people from considering deeper, more troubling issues? http://online.sdccd.edu/webct/ContentPageServerServlet/Critical%20Thinking%20Essay%20Qu. .. of 1 1/25/2009 8:42 PM...
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