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Only in Print: The Tablet’s Coverage of the Vietnam War

The Tablet’s front page from June 18, 1964.

PROSPECT HEIGHTS – The Tablet’s coverage of the Vietnam War reflected the shifting tide of the American public and the Church worldwide. From a staunch anti-communism crusade to a call for peace and the cessation of all hostilities, the paper thoroughly reported the country’s and the Church’s changing point of view. 

In the mid-1960s when the first commitment of troops was being made to Southeast Asia, the typical response of Americans would have…

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