The Ugly American Discussion Questions

William J. Lederer
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What was the Gulf of Tonkin incident in 1964, and how did it lead to the Vietnam War? What are the lessons to be derived from the Vietnam War? In what ways does the early 2000s conflict in Iraq resemble the Vietnam War and in what ways does it not? Give a classroom presentation in which you compare and contrast the Vietnam War and the conflict in Iraq.

As of 2005, what is the U.S. mission in the world, given that the cold war is over? Does the United States have a right to expect other countries to adopt democracy? Is democracy always the best form of government? Explain your position with examples.

In terms of an enemy that threatens the United States, what is the difference between international terrorism by a group such as Al Qaeda and Soviet communism? How does the fight against terrorism resemble...

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