IAAS Conference Gavin Wilke – The Publication of Dissent: the Pentagon papers, the American media and the Vietnam War

The relationship between media and govt during the Vietnam War. The war was going badly for president Johnson, he did not seek re-election after his first term. He is replaced by Nixon.

Daniel Ellsberg publishes the Pentagon Papers. 677 page book. Within a week 500,000 copies had been sold. It exposed an extraordinary level of deception and incompetence surrounding the U.S. govt’s handling of the Vietnam War. New York Times, 11 July 1971

American media gains influence in its commentary on the war.

 

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One Response to IAAS Conference Gavin Wilke – The Publication of Dissent: the Pentagon papers, the American media and the Vietnam War

  1. Pingback: 11.30-13.00: Panel 4b – Politics and Policy: New Perspectives on the American Past « Irish Association for American Studies: Cork 2012

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