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endarkenment Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-05 09:41 AM
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39. The antiwar movement,
despite or perhaps because of all of its excesses forced the government to change course on vietnam, and to eventually give up and bail out.

You can make all sorts of assertions but you will find it difficult to prove anything about which tactics of the antiwar movement were beneficial and which were detrimental. An equally good argument, quite opposite to yours, can be made that flag burning, bomb throwing, rioting, etc. caused such a massive breakdown of the social fabric here that the corporate establishment got spooked and demanded an end to the war in order to retain control over the situation at home.
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