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How did the Vietnam War change your perspective on authority?

How did the Vietnam War change your perspective on authority?

Senior Correspondent Philip Jenks says that for many, the Vietnam War represents the end of America's unwavering trust in its leaders. How did the Vietnam War change your perspective on authority? Do you think it left you with cynicism or healthy skepticism? Share your thoughts as we commemorate the 40th anniversary of the war's end.


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No Lasting Impact

No Lasting Impact

"The Vietnam War didn't change my perspective on authority, but it did change my opinion of that administration.

Different perspectives

Different perspectives

The Vietnam War didn't necessarily change Mike Corbett's opinion on authority, but it taught him that people didn't always agree with each other"It gave me a new perspective on the range of peoples opinions about authority," he says.

A Changed Life

A Changed Life

"The Vietnam War didn't change my perspective on authority, but it did change my perspective on life.

Far Worse Today

Far Worse Today

"I was in graduate school at the time.

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