By Rick L. Nutt, Randall Balmer
A historic research of the how quite a few American spiritual teams answered to the Vietnam struggle, either in help and in competition.
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S. assumed following World War II and the Cold War gave rise to a more widespread analysis of the nation's selfunderstanding and foreign policy. " (Irony of American History, 5) 39 it was the ability of sin to delude individuals and communities with the conviction of their own goodness. Niebuhr saw that delusion as all too prevalent in the United States. S. and all other nations—his way of describing the exceptionalism of civil religion. That belief, he thought, would prove disastrous if unchecked.
Johnson remembered the charges of the Right against the Democrats that they had been soft on Communist infiltration in the United States—even in the State Department. Coupled with his own anticommunism, this awareness led him to overlook subtleties in the dynamics of ' 3See Paul M. J. and London: Transaction Books, 1980), 172-173, for an interesting assessment of this view in the late 1950s. S. decision prior to the Gulf of Tonkin because it made consideration of a reversal of our course much harder.
Henry David Thoreau's civil disobedience against the Mexican War, the debate regarding the disposition of the Philippines following the Spanish-American War, the disillusionment following World War I, and pacifist dissent from the nation's wars—especially World Wars I and II—serve as key examples. S. assumed following World War II and the Cold War gave rise to a more widespread analysis of the nation's selfunderstanding and foreign policy. " (Irony of American History, 5) 39 it was the ability of sin to delude individuals and communities with the conviction of their own goodness.
An Historical Study of United States Religious Responses to the Vietnam War: A Matter of National Morality by Rick L. Nutt, Randall Balmer