Friday, April 3, 2009 – Noon
Wisconsin Veterans Museum, 30 W. Mifflin Street, Madison WI. 608.267.1799 http://museum.dva.state.wi.us/
Robert Brigham, Professor of History and International Relations, Vassar College
Lecture and discussion
For Lyndon Johnson, fighting communism in Vietnam was part and parcel of his vision for global reform through modernization. He believed that modernization would shore up the shaky government in Saigon and help consolidate its power, ultimately allowing the government to assume responsibility for the public welfare. Join Dr. Brigham as he recounts Johnson’s intended modernization projects in South Vietnam and their projected impact on a populace whose admiration he desperately sought.