TITLE

ECHOES OF THE PAST

AUTHOR(S)
Pendergrast, Dell F.
PUB. DATE
May 2008
SOURCE
Foreign Service Journal;May2008, Vol. 85 Issue 5, p50
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article comments on the U.S.' preconceptions about democracy and freedom and the lessons that the government could have learned in Vietnam and implemented in Iraq. The author recounts his experiences with Vietnamese citizens and their opinion about the American attitude and fixation on democracy and nation-building. He believes that Americans, who have a unifying ideology, face difficulty in accepting that religion, ethnic affiliation and family can control human behavior.
ACCESSION #
33007016

 

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