America's Miracle Man in Vietnam: Ngo Dinh Diem, Religion, Race, and U.S. Intervention in Southeast Asia

  • Title: America's Miracle Man in Vietnam: Ngo Dinh Diem, Religion, Race, and U.S. Intervention in Southeast Asia
  • Author: Seth Jacobs
  • ISBN: 9780822334408
  • Page: 132
  • Format: Paperback
  • America s Miracle Man in Vietnam Ngo Dinh Diem Religion Race and U S Intervention in Southeast Asia America s Miracle Man in Vietnam rethinks the motivations behind one of the most ruinous foreign policy decisions of the postwar era America s commitment to preserve an independent South Vietnam under
    America s Miracle Man in Vietnam rethinks the motivations behind one of the most ruinous foreign policy decisions of the postwar era America s commitment to preserve an independent South Vietnam under the premiership of Ngo Dinh Diem The so called Diem experiment is usually ascribed to U.S anticommunism and an absence of other candidates for South Vietnam s highest offiAmerica s Miracle Man in Vietnam rethinks the motivations behind one of the most ruinous foreign policy decisions of the postwar era America s commitment to preserve an independent South Vietnam under the premiership of Ngo Dinh Diem The so called Diem experiment is usually ascribed to U.S anticommunism and an absence of other candidates for South Vietnam s highest office Challenging those explanations, Seth Jacobs utilizes religion and race as categories of analysis to argue that the alliance with Diem cannot be understood apart from America s mid century religious revival and policymakers perceptions of Asians Jacobs contends that Diem s Catholicism and the extent to which he violated American notions of Oriental passivity and moral laxity made him a attractive ally to Washington than many non Christian South Vietnamese with greater administrative experience and popular support A diplomatic and cultural history, America s Miracle Man in Vietnam draws on government archives, presidential libraries, private papers, novels, newspapers, magazines, movies, and television and radio broadcasts Jacobs shows in detail how, in the 1950s, U.S policymakers conceived of Cold War anticommunism as a crusade in which Americans needed to combine with fellow Judeo Christians against an adversary dangerous as much for its atheism as for its military might He describes how racist assumptions that Asians were culturally unready for democratic self government predisposed Americans to excuse Diem s dictatorship as necessary in the Orient By focusing attention on the role of American religious and racial ideologies, Jacobs makes a crucial contribution to our understanding of the disastrous commitment of the United States to sink or swim with Ngo Dinh Diem.

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    1. A large part of my research for my new novel involves learning about Vietnam in the late 1950s/early 1960s, in particular the role of the U.S. in the rise of Ngo Dinh Diem to power. From this book I was expecting a history of the man. Instead, I discovered an absolute gem of a study about the significance of religion in politics in the 1950s, and the influence of religion on choosing a leader to back for South Vietnam. I started highlighting passages of interest, and realized I was highlighting [...]

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    2. I'll write what I wrote about "Descent Into Chaos" -- The U.S. made about every possible blunder and wrong choice in dealing with this region, mostly because of hubris and lack of knowledge of the culture.

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    3. Bold research and excellent analysis of how religion and race shaped US foreign policy in Asia. All history students, and many others, should read this book.

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    4. This is as much an evaluation of the course Professor Jacobs taught as it is the book. Fascinating course at BC and an interesting book that came with it.

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    5. Interesting and well written.

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