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Deconstructing existentialism and the counterculture in The Gambler (1974) and Dog Soldiers/ Who’ll Stop the Rain (1978)
Colin Gardner

movie that Reisz originally had in mind’. 3 Many pundits also attributed the film’s box-office failure to negative political reaction against Vanessa Redgrave for her vocal antiwar stance (Middle America was still predominantly in favour of the Vietnam War in 1969). Despite her undeniably brilliant performance, which earned Redgrave a Best Actress Oscar nomination (she eventually lost to joint-winners, Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl and

in Karel Reisz
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Duy Lap Nguyen

, 248–9.  7 Foucault, Discipline and Punish, 222.   8 Spencer C. Tucker (ed.), Encyclopedia of the Vietnam War: A Political, Social, and Military History, vol. 3 (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 1998), 889.   9 Jean-Paul Sartre, “Preface,” in The Wretched of the Earth, ed. Frantz Fanon, trans. Constance Farrington (New York: Grove Press, 1963), 9. 10 Philippe Héduy (ed.), Histoire de I’lndochine. Tome I. La Conquête, 1624– 1885. Tome II. Le Destin, 1885–1954 (Paris: Henri Veyrier, 1983), 68. 11 Barnhart, “Violence and the Civilizing Mission,” 241. 12 Woodside

in The unimagined community
Testing the Memorandum of Understanding (1965–67)
Joseph Heller

could not attack. 14 At the same time, the escalating Vietnam War cast its shadow over the Cold War. Johnson needed to be persuaded, Israel suggested, that trust between the two countries had to be restored, perhaps in the form of the sale of Intruder planes. 15 Rodger Davies, Talbot’s deputy, admitted that only assurances of Israel’s security, with Egyptian acceptance, could persuade Israel to agree to

in The United States, the Soviet Union and the Arab– Israeli conflict, 1948– 67
Amnesty International in Australia
Jon Piccini

organisations that constituted Australia’s humanitarian/human rights community in the late 1950s and early 1960s, which Amnesty responded to and borrowed from. 10 It was this background that determined the two key areas of tensions that overcame the Australian sections in the 1960s: Indigenous rights and conscientious objection to service in the Vietnam War. Such conflicts reveal a divergence between

in Humanitarianism, empire and transnationalism, 1760–1995
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Nuclear weapons cooperation and the US–Australia alliance
Stephan Frühling and Andrew O'Neil

of obligation which America feels to Australia under ANZUS could be influenced by the contributions which Australia makes to the common defence’. 21 The Kennedy administration’s approach of bypassing SEATO on decisions concerning the US commitment to the Vietnam War effectively rendered the organisation moribund. 22 Australia’s decision to join the US-led coalition in Vietnam can

in Partners in deterrence
Joseph Heller

rifles, he cautioned. 48 Disarmament talks could not begin while the Vietnam War dragged on and until a permanent solution had been achieved in the Middle East. He claimed there would be no peace without an Israeli withdrawal from the territories it had captured. Johnson responded that the problem was a matter of justice, reminding Kosygin that he himself had publicly supported Israel’s right to exist at

in The United States, the Soviet Union and the Arab– Israeli conflict, 1948– 67
Philip M. Taylor

highly conducive to the effective deployment of its official propaganda lines. Rooted in a misperception of the past, it was to provide a template for the future. The deeply-felt myth that America had lost the Vietnam War because of a hostile and uncensored media resurfaced during Munitions_10_Chap25 289 4/11/03, 11:01 The New World Information Disorder 290 the Gulf War through the creation of a ‘media management’ system. This system was based upon some dubious assumptions other than the Vietnam Syndrome. One was a belief in the power of television to alter

in Munitions of the Mind
Jonathan Colman

sterling was renewed by the influx of $1 billion in credits from foreign central banks. 71 The Commonwealth Peace Mission on Vietnam A Foreign Office analysis from June 1965 examined the Vietnam War in the context of the Anglo-American relationship. It began by noting that British ‘direct involvement’ in Vietnam ‘is insignificant. Our major interest in the situation in Indochina is to see that it does not

in A ‘special relationship’?
Edward Ashbee

Vietnam War proved, at least partially, to be a turning point. Like other post-war military ventures, it had been an undeclared war and it was waged on the basis of presidential authority alone. However, the harsh realities of a military quagmire in South East Asia and the diminution of the powers of the president under the weight of the war’s growing unpopularity triggered increasing efforts to rein in presidential authority. In 1972, Congress passed the Case–Zablocki Act, which required the Senate and House Foreign

in US politics today (fourth edition)
Jean-François Caron

rules, the psychological consequences that soldiers very often encounter on the battlefield create situations that make them irresponsive to these moral norms. As this chapter will show, the My Lai massacre during the Vietnam War and more recently the war in Iraq are good examples of this. Therefore we also cannot ignore the prospect that capacity-increasing technologies might prevent the appearance of these psychological problems and contribute

in A theory of the super soldier