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opposition to Vietnam

Who Protests War?

In the recent issue of the Chronicle Review, Penny Lewis has a brief essay on the subject of her latest book entitled, Hardhats, Hippies, and Hawks: The Vietnam Antiwar Movement as Myth and Memory (ILR Press, 2013).  Her argument seeks to correct the misplaced emphasis on liberal elites as the engine of the antiwar movement.  Rather, Lewis contends, “the notion that liberal elites dominated the antiwar movement has served to obfuscate a more complex story. Working-class opposition to the war was significantly more widespread than is remembered, and parts of the movement found roots in working-class communities and politics.”  Lewis Read more