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The Best and the Brightest by David Halberstam
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Aug 17, 2011

really liked it

Chronicle of the decisions leading up to escalation of the war in Vietnam, beginning with JFK's election and ending with Nixon's election. It showed the tragic inevitability of the war, and f our failure, given the Cold-War atmosphere and "the system." Cietnam was a tar baby in that the more we tried to extricate ourselfes the more we stuck ourselves to it. It also shed light on the personalities of the amin players, their histories, etc.

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