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The roots of 1960s activism and the making of the British left
Celia Hughes

1960s. Sabby Sagall was born in September 1937. His parents were Russian Jews who had fled to Britain in the mid-1930s. He explained how his childhood understanding of living in an unstable world was compounded by the developing impetus of international events he witnessed in the 1960s. You had a sense, in the mid-1960s, of a world that was falling apart, that had been reconstructed, you know, and on all sides you looked you had the Vietnam War and the anti-Vietnam War movement, the VSC, the civil rights movement in the United States, you had, you know, massive

in Against the grain
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State terrorism, deceptive organisation and proxy
Emmanuel-Pierre Guittet

as implemented during the Vietnam War, in Central America and then in Iraq has also revealed a rich underbelly of amoral strategies that have left in their wake a recurring pattern of serious human rights violations including murder and torture. 6 More recent and rigorous archival research has undermined the idea that Britain used only the minimum necessary force and with the utmost discrimination during the wars of decolonisation in the two decades after 1945. 7 The

in Counter-terror by proxy
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Leslie C. Green

contrary to the 1929 Convention’s provisions. As regards the Vietnam War, the National Liberation Front informed the ICRC that ‘it was not bound by the international treaties to which others besides itself subscribed. . . . [T]he NLF, however, affirmed that the prisoners it held were humanely treated and that, above all, enemy wounded were collected and cared for.’ 10 Since 1945 the majority of

in The contemporary law of armed conflict
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Jérôme aan de Wiel

­studied the Irish government’s attitude towards the conflict in Vietnam in ‘Irish Perspectives on the Vietnam War’.16 He concludes that the Irish had become far less idealistic as they used to be and that they largely adopted a pro-American stance, more reflective of NATO member states than of a neutral country. It certainly was a reflection of Ireland’s tough ­ anti-Communist stance. The country might well have been ­neutral but was definitely pro-NATO as Taoiseach Seán Lemass had made clear in the 1960s when his government made the decision to apply for ­membership of

in East German intelligence and Ireland, 1949–90
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Piers Robinson, Peter Goddard, Katy Parry, Craig Murray, and Philip M. Taylor

perspective, however, is not shared by all. For some, news media are beasts to be tamed during war which, if left unchecked, can cause public demoralisation and military failure. President Nixon (1978: 350) gave the following assessment of US coverage of the Vietnam War: The Vietnam War was complicated by factors that never before occurred in America’s conduct of war . . . More than ever before, television showed the terrible human suffering and sacrifice of war. Whatever the intention behind such relentless and literal reporting of war, the result was a serious

in Pockets of resistance
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Marie Mulvey-Roberts

traced to the effects of the English Reformation, Spanish Inquisition, the French Revolution, Caribbean slavery, Victorian medical malpractice, European anti-Semitism and warfare from the Crimean up to the Vietnam War. These forces of institutional terror have served as incubators for historical monstrosities, which will be mapped onto a number of literary and film texts. Chapters are organised around Horace Walpole

in Dangerous bodies
Johanna Söderström

independence, and in Colombia to constitutional reform (among other things), whereas the Vietnam War was generally perceived as a defeat for the US forces, and a politically controversial and morally unjust war at that. This resulted in protests against the war around the country (and even globally). Yet, as Wagner-Pacifici and Schwartz also argue, questions of “courage, self-sacrifice and honor” infuse the Vietnam War like other wars ( 1991 , p. 376). Thus, the Vietnam veterans in particular were constrained in relation to the question of what was achieved, and ultimately

in Living politics after war
The international links of the Australian far right in the Cold War era
Evan Smith

movement against the Vietnam War, the far right started to mobilize to combat this social change and to push against the incremental reforms of the Liberal government after Menzies’ retirement in 1966 (such as the gradual weakening of the “White Australia Policy” and the backing of the referendum on Aboriginal rights in 1967). This reaction against the domestic politics of the Liberals (which saw a succession of four prime ministers between 1966 and 1972) played out against the global political backdrop of the Cold War and the process of decolonization across Africa and

in Global white nationalism
Piers Robinson, Peter Goddard, Katy Parry, Craig Murray, and Philip M. Taylor

functions at the broadest level, structuring frames of reference that are shared by journalists, policy-makers and the public at large. Ideological imperatives weave their effect in two ways: As well as promoting particular justifications for the substance of foreign policy, they also help to marginalise or exclude alternative positions that might destabilise the dominant official frames that justify the substance of foreign policy-making. The ideology of anti-communism and the case of the Vietnam War serve to illustrate this effect. In that example, journalists and

in Pockets of resistance
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Passing and writing in The White Boy Shuffle and The Human Stain
Sinéad Moynihan

physical and psychical debility that, as a process, it may itself lead to ‘suicidal despair’ (p. 20). However, a written document – as evidence or testimony – can function as a means of exposing and avenging foul play which has led to death (the murder of Iris Silk, as Coleman perceives it). By the end of the novel, ironically, it is Zuckerman who seeks, through the act of writing, to ‘clear [Coleman’s] name’ and ‘criminalize’ his murderer. The most poignant juxtaposition of text and death in the novel is the Vietnam War Memorial. Unlike other

in Passing into the present