Examining the Myths of the Vietnam War



Day Three -- Wednesday, July 28, 2004

11. 0830-1015 -- Session 11 -- What other outcome was there? – What were the facts and the human consequences that happened in southeast Asia after our departure? Did the anti-war movement and the premature US withdrawal aid the Communists in taking over the South? What were the effects of Watergate? Twenty-first Century warfare in 1972. [Dr. Robert Turner]

12. 1030-1215 -- Session 12 -- The Culpability of the Media How can the public trust the institutions which have proven so unreliable in the past and continue to display profound bias to be their primary source of information about the malfeasances of government? To what extend should “arranging the minds” of the enemy, our troops, our nation and other nations, as T. E. Lawrence described, by a part of our national defense? [Dolf Droge and Charles Wiley]

13. 1315-1500 -- Session 13 -- Teaching the Vietnam War: What should be done to ensure the full facts are told? How does it impact on us today? Who tells the story? What should be done? Teaching materials and sources, Academic Bill of Rights [Bill Laurie/Jane Hamilton-Merritt/Jim McLeroy]

14. 1515-1700 -- Session 14 -- POW/MIA issue – Fact, Fiction and Spin [Bill Bell/Jay Veith]

15. 1800-2100 -- Session 15 -- The Vietnamese Point of View Was this a civil war as portrayed by the media? What happened after the war? Human Rights issues re religion and ethnic minorities. [Nguoi Viet Hai Ngoai/Bill Bell]


"If you believe everything you read, better not read." --- Japanese proverb