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The Never Ending War about the Vietnam War

The Vietnamese, Richard John Neuhaus declared in 1969, were “God’s instruments for bring[ing] the American empire to its knees.” Then a Lutheran minister speaking at a thee-day anti-war meeting assembled by Clery and Laity Concerned About the Vietnam War (CALCAV) in Washington, DC, Neuhaus later became a key architect of a movement to rebuild American moral authority in the shadow of Vietnam. In April 1971, following the trial and conviction of Lt. William Calley, the only American soldier convicted of a crime in the My Lai massacre, Christian theologian Reinhold Niebuhr told New York Times reporter Robert McFadden, “I think Read more