Francis X. Winters
Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
Washington, DC 20057
Tel / voice (202) 687-5916
April 30, 2000!
25th anniversary of the fall of Saigon:
The lessons of Vietnam
The first review of The Year of the Hare: America in Vietnam,
January 25-February 15, 1964 by a Vietnamese scholar is excerpted here.
The author, Ton That Thien is professor emeritus at the University of Hue.
"Provocative. Packs [an] intellectual wallop."
--Joseph J. Ellis, Chicago Tribune
"An enthralling and sardonic study of the events and personalities
surrounding the ouster and assassination of Ngo Dinh Diem."
"Illuminates the uneasy blend of idealism and hardheaded realism underpinning
U.S. political culture. An insightful look at the process of crafting
foreign policy in a democracy."
"Winters has written a provocative book. . . . His biographical sketches
of Rusk and Diem make the book a worthwhile read . . .
for any student interested in the Cold War and American liberalism."
--Journal of American History
The Year of the Hare: America in Vietnam, January 25, 1963February 15, 1964
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Professor of ethics and international affairs and member of the Core Faculty at the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. Intellectual interests: the ethics and dynamics of the Cold War. On the logic and apocalyptic risks of the nuclear deterrance strategy of the European (NATO and Warsaw Pact) nations, he coedited and coauthored: Ethics and Nuclear Strategy? (Orbis, 1977) He has been a member of the Council of Foreign Relations since 1986.