Miller Center Forum: Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived: Virtual JFK

MARC J. SELVERSTONE moderated this Virginia Festival of the Book event, a discussion with JAMES G. BLIGHT and JANET M. LANG of Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies about their new book, Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived: Virtual JFK (Rowman & Littlefield, 2009). Blight and Lang co-direct critical oral history projects on the Cuban Missile Crisis, the collapse of U.S.-Soviet ditente in the Carter-Brezhnev period, and the Vietnam War. They served as advisers to Errol Morris’ Academy Award-winning documentary film, The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara. Blight is the author of a dozen books on the recent history of U.S. foreign policy, and Lang is also an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at Boston University’s School of Public Health.

The forum took place at the Miller Center of Public Affairs on March 20, 2009.