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Of Love, the Moon, and Dirty Tricks

(1968-1974)

In This Chapter

The counterculture movement

Landing of Apollo 11 on the moon

Nixons foreign-policy breakthroughs

Crisis of national trust: Pentagon Papers and Watergate


Who were the victims of the Vietnam War? Two, perhaps three million Indochinese died, and 58,000 American lives were lost. Many thousands more were wounded, some disabled for life. U.S. Vietnam veterans were not welcomed home with parades but were looked on with guilt and suspicion. By some Americans, veterans were seen as baby killers; by others, they were regarded as damaged goodsyoung men who may have escaped physical wounds but who bore psychological scars that made adjustment to civilian life difficult if not impossible.

The fact is that all America was a victim of the war, which had created a riftto use a term from the era, a credibility gapbetween citizens and government. Vietnam killed human beings, and it also killed trust.


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