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online – The roots of MAGA in the lost war in Vietnam – Trump’s Appeal in ‘Lost-Cause’ America
November 29, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Some observers find Trumpist roots in the 1990s’ broadcasts of Rush Limbaugh and the political voice of Pat Buchanan. Jerry Lembcke looks deeper and sees the lost war in Vietnam as the spawning ground for Trumpism’s revanchist themes.
Jerry Lembcke is a Vietnam Veteran, author several books on the aftermath of Vietnam, and Associate Professor Emeritus at the College of the Holy Cross.
The photo on the book cover depicts Jane Fonda talking to a group of dissident POWs in Hoa Lo prison.