UNIT 25 NOTES

UNIT 25 NOTES - Introduction to Journalism Dr Fred Blevens...

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1 Introduction to Journalism Dr. Fred Blevens Unit 25: Dissident Press X, Vietnam Context of Conflict ± After WWII, we’re right, they’re wrong ± Us or Them takes hold ± China falls to communist revolution ± Korean War claims 54,000 Americans ± Early 1950s: Truman sends aid to French ± French leave by 1954, splitting Vietnam ± Eisenhower sends first military advisers ± Kennedy increases adviser contingent ± LBJ escalates troops to 700,000+ ± Media were cheerleaders until the Tet Offensive ± WWII vets saw it as an extension of the Great War ± 58,000 Americans die in the war ± Only a few sounded the alarm Dorothy Day ± Founded Catholic Worker in 1933 ± Committed to social justice in New York City ± Still publishes today ± No paid advertising ± Her principles: ± Racial equality ± Individual responsibility ± Committed to teachings of God and the Catholic Church ± 1954: First to oppose the budding conflict ± A third of rubber in our car tires came from Vietnam ± Military-industrial complex favored war for profit ± Focused on poor and powerless in Vietnam
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This note was uploaded on 06/05/2011 for the course MMC 3602 taught by Professor Suris during the Spring '10 term at FIU.

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