Course Description

ONLINE: If you came of age when the war in Vietnam was in the daily news, you may wonder how it all began. Would it surprise you to learn that crucial decisions that influenced the war were made by both President Kennedy and President Johnson in 1963? That was the year the United States' political and military policies in Southeast Asia took a sharp turn. Employing the research of John M. Newman, James W. Douglass and others, this course will examine how both of these presidents sought to deceive the American people to win an election. The entry into America's great political and military disaster of the late 20th century will be explored in this course, as will the Bay of Pigs incident, the Berlin Wall crisis and the Cuban missile crisis. | Lecture + Q&A.

Max enrollment: 24.

Class sessions are recorded.

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Section Title
Profiles in Deceit
Online - Zoom
1:30PM to 2:45PM
Apr 30, 2024 to Jun 04, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
Course Fees
Section Notes

Class sessions are recorded.

The recommended reading will be referenced in class.

Recommended reading:
John M. Newman, "JFK and Vietnam: Deception, Intrigue, and the Struggle for Power" (9780446516785)
James W. Douglass, "JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters" (9781439193884)

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