Book Review (Clemis)

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Book Review The book “Antiwarriors: The Vietnam War and the Battle for America’s Hearts and Minds” by Melvin Small explores the challenges and achievements of the media and anti-war demonstrations throughout the Vietnam War. Small describes the tactics of the anti-war protestors, the impact and pressure of these demonstration U.S. politicians and the media’s portrayal of the war to the people. However, Small’s overarching view of these “antiwarriors” was that though they hadn’t effectively put enough pressure on politicians and the U.S. government to end military involvement in the Vietnam War, their strides for change were both ambitious and endearing during the war. As aforementioned, Small realizes the demonstrators’ downfall in their ultimate goal to end US involvement in the Vietnam War but appraised them for putting a considerable amount of pressure on policy-makers to pull-out from Vietnam. Small mentions that “as 1965 came to a close, the antiwar movement had barely made a dent in Johnson’s public support” and that “a vast majority of those who participated in antiwar events, were primarily interested in the withdrawal of their troops” which was a major goal for the protestors during the war. 1
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