The End of Victory Culture: Cold War America and the Disillusioning of a Generation

The End of Victory Culture Cold War America and the Disillusioning of a Generation An absorbing and provocative New York Times autopsy of a once vital all American myth the cherished belief that elimination of a less than human enemy was necessary to achieve our national destiny An

  • Title: The End of Victory Culture: Cold War America and the Disillusioning of a Generation
  • Author: Tom Engelhardt
  • ISBN: 9781558495869
  • Page: 310
  • Format: Paperback
  • An absorbing and provocative New York Times autopsy of a once vital all American myth the cherished belief that elimination of a less than human enemy was necessary to achieve our national destiny An extraordinarily original work that places postwar American history in an entirely new perspective Anyone who wishes to introduce students to post 1945 American cultAn absorbing and provocative New York Times autopsy of a once vital all American myth the cherished belief that elimination of a less than human enemy was necessary to achieve our national destiny An extraordinarily original work that places postwar American history in an entirely new perspective Anyone who wishes to introduce students to post 1945 American culture should assign this wonderful book John Dower, MIT, author of War Without Mercy Absorbing and provocative New York Times Full of brilliancies, this tour de force is one of those rare books that can change the way we see Todd Gitlin, author of The Sixties A perfect book to use in twentieth century history courses Elaine Tyler May, author of Homeward Bound

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    1. What is the best way to sum up this book? A load of crap. The idea that the Vietnam era was the last to "play war" is so categorically untrue that it boarders on absurd. This book reads like yet another Baby Boomer insisting that his generation is the only one that matters. This book predates that other load of crap about the "Greatest Generation" written by another Boomer who finally realized that his parents weren't all that bad. Anyway, Engelhardt goes through post-war culture, demonstrating [...]


    2. An analysis of Cold War America and the American "war story." Engelhardt digests an enormous amount of US political history and pop culture with not only great insight but also well-crafted prose. A great antidote to the political rhetoric of our current era.


    3. I read two long chapters from this for a course I took this fall on Western imperialism and the media. It is some of the most provocative and compelling thinking I've encountered on 20th century American history and culture. Hopefully I'll soon read the remaining chapters.


    4. Gave this one a serious read, but came away with mixed feelings. The book contains solid descriptions of American cultural schisms during the early Cold War, the Vietnam War, and the Reagan era. The sense of militaristic exceptionalism that Engelhardt calls "victory culture" took a serious, and deserved, beating between 1945 and 1975. Some of Engelhardt's interpretations of major works of culture are flawed, omitting plot or formal details that would challenge his argument. Yes, "Star Wars" insp [...]


    5. My husband recommended I read this book after he suffered through many an over-analysis on my part of the TV show "Lost", which (among other things) depict a post-atomic-bomb view of America. This book argues that the jig was up on us as a nation after Vietnam in particular to think of ourselves as the good guys, winners, i.e a victory culture. He cites a litany of historical examples and also films to drive home this notion of the dissonance between the reality and the accepted truth that we we [...]


    6. Very good overview of America's war history as it has effected youth culture. Eerie in what this book (which ends at 1995) predicted for the next 15 years. Maybe more frustrating than eerie though Anyway, the Vietnam chapters were the hardest to get through without wanting to break something. That era is always difficult for me to fathom and process whenever I am forced to read about it. It scares me to think of the person I would have become had I had to live through it. Glad I will never know. [...]


    7. America is a made up place. A story made of stories. This is the story of those stories. Tom Engelhardt has put into words and examples and provided examples for things I've always felt in my gut. My only real complaint is that since it ends in 1993 (published 1995) it ends just as the story was starting to get really interesting.


    8. Totally mind-boggling in its critque of Western myths's effects on foreign policy. Also, totally and unrepeatably dense.


    9. I'm sorry, but sometimes I feel like he says things just to say them. However, it certainly assuaged my thirst for non-fiction.


    10. An intriguing look at the seemingly innocent hype of war in postwar America and the slow realization of America's less than honorable military ventures--particularly Vietnam.


    11. Was supposed to read this for an American literature course I took in university but never got around to reading it.


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