Mark Moyar, Historian of Vietnam, Finds Academe Hostile To A Hawk. 

By Gary Shapiro

Issues relating to hiring and promotion are “a constant complaint from those on the conservative spectrum in academe,” the president of the National Association of Scholars, Stephen Balch, said.

In saying Vietnam was winnable, Mr. Moyar is “profaning one of the holy of holies,” Mr. Balch said. Senator Webb, a Democratic opponent of the Iraq war, and scholar William Stueck, a liberal, have endorsed Mr. Moyar’s book, “Triumph Forsaken” (Cambridge), which was the subject of a conference at Williams College. A conference is a signal honor for a young scholar.

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