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 dragged on into its second decade with no perceptibleend in sight, and American casualties mounted along with its atrocities, young men wh  of their student status found themselves increasingly in jeopardy as graduation approached, and the promised end to hostilities failed to mat criminate massive bombing with both explosives and napalm reaching new heights. The hatred for the authority of national leaders whose pl  false spread to a distrust of students for all traditional authority figures, causing students to question the authority of all those in positions of he President and Joint Chief s of staff to college and university administrations and parents, students began to question the way things were d easons behind collective and individual behavior patterns. Students, now being called on to kill and die, wanted to know the truth, free of ca l arguments were dismissed as meaningless, hope would be born for a new world free of tradition's savage competition, hatred for others and  enslavement we would see the error of the old ways and people everywhere could live in peace. The idea encompassed every sort of freedom , and sexual, and religious biases, from the arrogance of power, and stupidity, and from disregard for the environment and life. The Calvinist nonymous with righteousness was challenged by students who were its potential victims by being inculcated into the system's meanness of sp re greeted by administrative repression against anything but "business as usual" on campus, and in the White Houses of both Johnson, and ult rown increasingly querulous as our own corpses and maimed returned from the battlefields of Viet Nam. Finally, when Hai Phong Harbor was aviest bombing of civilians since World War II unleashed, campuses erupted and unarmed students were fired on and killed at Jackson State a , and the National Guard on the other.                               
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University of Miami         English Department        History Department        University of Miami Libraries The Postwar Impact of Vietnam Harvard Sitikoff F ollowing the end of America’s combat role in Vietnam in 1973, and the subsequent fall of Saigon to the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) in 1975, the often prophesied and much feared resurgence of McCarthyite Red-baiting, the bitter accusations of "who lost Vietnam?" barely transpired. Rather than massive recriminations, a collective amnesia took hold. The majority of Americans, it appeared, neither wanted to talk or think about their nation's longest and most debilitating war--the only war the United States ever lost. That forgetfulness gave way in the early 1980s to a renewed interest in the war: Hollywood, network television, and the music industry made
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