Ed Moise: Walt Rostow
The obituary for Walt W. Rostow (Feb. 15) stated that in 1964 and 1965, Rostow had argued for"an intensive naval blockade of North Vietnam," and that President Lyndon Johnson had eventually adopted this measure. The latter statement is incorrect. It was not until 1972, long after Richard Nixon had replaced Johnson as president, that the United States imposed anything resembling a blockade on North Vietnam.
Edwin E. Moise
Professor of History
comments powered by Disqus
- Did Salmonella Kill Off the Aztecs?
- Jewish history is under siege in the middle east and these volunteers are risking their lives to protect it
- 'Amazon should stop selling Holocaust denial books'
- National Museum of African American History and Culture Reaches Milestone of 1 Million Visitors
- What Makes a President Great? Clipping? Sipping? Slashing?
- Historian and Antiwar Activist Marilyn Young Dies at 79
- Trump Chooses Historian H.R. McMaster as National Security Adviser
- Holocaust Historian Deborah Lipstadt Explains Why People Believe Trump's Lies
- Princeton’s Harold James warns World War Three is now a "serious threat”
- Israeli schools' history lessons create good soldiers, says pundit