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The Lost Mandate of Heaven: The American Betrayal of Ngo Dinh Diem, President of Vietnam
Description: Ngo Dinh Diem, the first president of the Republic of Vietnam, possessed the Confucian “Mandate of Heaven”, a moral and political authority that was widely recognized by all Vietnamese. This devout Roman Catholic leader never lost this mandate in the eyes of his people; rather, he was taken down by a military coup sponsored by the U.S. government, which resulted in his brutal murder. Historian Geoffrey Shaw chronicles the Kennedy administration’s betrayal of this ally, which proved to be not only a moral failure but also a political disaster that led America into a protracted and costly war.
Geoffrey Shaw is the President of the Alexandrian Defense Group, a think tank on counterinsurgency warfare. He received his doctorate in history from the University of Manitoba and has written and spoken widely about US military involvement in Vietnam and the Middle East.
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