Feb. 26: Christian Appy lecture: “American Reckoning”

  • Thursday, February 26, 7 pm: Christian Appy, author of “American Reckoning: The Vietnam War and Our National Identity”

How did the Vietnam War change the way we think of ourselves as a people and a nation? “American Reckoning” examines the relationship between the war’s realities and myths and its impact on our national identity, conscience, pride, shame, popular culture, and postwar foreign policy.
Drawing on a vast variety of sources from movies, songs, and novels to official documents, media coverage, and contemporary commentary, the author offers an original interpretation of the war and its far-reaching consequences.