Iraq and the Lessons of Vietnam with Marilyn Young, Lloyd Gardner, Anthony Arnove and Jan Barry.
The New Press and International Affairs at The New School present a conversation with preeminent historians of the Vietnam War, Marilyn B. Young and Lloyd C. Gardner, editors of Iraq and the Lessons of Vietnam, as they draw out the connections between the Vietnam War and the Iraq War - and the many lessons that went unlearned by U.S. foreign policy makers, even as they have been obsessed with overcoming the "Vietnam Syndrome."
Anthony Arnove, author of Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal, and Jan Barry, founder and first president of Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW), also join the panel.
Anthony Arnove is a literary editor, agent and activist. He is a freelance editor, writer, and activist based in Brooklyn. He is on the board of directors of Haymarket Books, and is active in the National Writers Union and International Socialist Organization.
Arnove is particularly well-known for his books on the Iraq war and occupation of Iraq. Arnove is the author of the new book Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal, which toured the country in spring 2006 as part of the New Press's End the War Tour.
He is also the editor of Iraq Under Siege, the co-editor with Howard Zinn of Voices of a People's History of the United States. He writes frequently for left-wing publications; he is a featured author at ZNet and serves on the editorial board of the International Socialist Review.
Jan Barry is a poet, author, and staff writer for The Record of Bergen County, NJ. He lives in Montclair, NJ, where he and his late wife, Paula, raised two sons in a memorable household of numerous dogs and cats, piano-playing mother-in-law, house guests who often stayed for years, and sundry and assorted visitors.
Lloyd C. Gardner
Lloyd C. Gardner is one of America's leading diplomatic historians. He is the Charles and Mary Beard Professor of History at Rutgers University, where he has taught since 1963. A specialist in 20th Century foreign policy, Gardner has held several national fellowships, including two Fulbright Professorships in England and Finland, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He is author or editor of 15 books on American foreign policy.
Marilyn Young, a distinguished historian, has carefully studied the Vietnam War. She is professor of history at New York University and author of many books, including Transforming Russia and China and The Vietnam Wars.