Lien-Hang Nguyen, the Dorothy Borg Associate Professor in the History of the United States and East Asia at Columbia University, published an August 25, 2017 article in The New York Times’ Vietnam ’67 series titled “North Vietnam Had an Antiwar Movement Too” about the lesser known history of the antiwar efforts within North Vietnamese society.
“The antiwar movements in the United States and North Vietnam were not identical, but there were commonalities,” Professor Nguyen wrote. “Both antiwar scenes possessed a diverse array of actors. While historians are beginning to appreciate the heterogeneity of and understand the intersections between the various groups and organizations on the American side, we have not begun to unearth the multiplicity of voices and their interconnections on the Vietnamese sides. The other striking comparison is the governments’ response to the antiwar scenes in their countries. Both Hanoi and Washington resorted to extralegal measures to undermine and silence dissent.”
Professor Nguyen is author of the forthcoming book Tet 1968: The Battles That Changed the Vietnam War and the Global Cold War, which Random House will publish in 2018. She previously published the February 14, 2017 article in The New York Times‘s Vietnam ’67 series titled “Who Called the Shots in Hanoi?” The New York Times‘s Vietnam ’67 series presents articles by historians, veterans, and journalists about 1967 in Vietnam, a year that change the war and changed America.
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