Protests against the Vietnam war are spreading across America.
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The years 1966 and 1967 saw the growth of draft resistance organizations and continueddemonstrations against the war. Students were enraged to find that colleges would suspendstudent activists and then report to the military draft boards the names of those studentsin order to have them immediately drafted. The myth of the neutrality of the universitywas being cracked, and students held sit-ins against military recruiters and Dow ChemicalCompany, the company that manufactured napalm. The U.S. State Department sent a team ofspeakers around to college campuses; they were often met by hundreds of jeering studentsand sometimes were driven off the stage by hostile chanting and booing. In August of 1967,a massive demonstration, perhaps a half million, marched in New York City. The fall sawmany more demonstrations, including hundreds being beaten and gassed in Madison,Wisconsin. SDS was still not the leader of the campus movement, but SDS chapters wereforming on many campuses. The summer of 1967 also saw urban rebellions against racistpolice terror in one hundred U.S. cities. The Detroit rebels held major parts of the cityfor a week, and thousands of troops had to be diverted from going to Vietnam in order toput down the rebellion. Clearly, militant actions such as these could damage the wareffort much more than peace marches ever could.
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My own view is that the Western leaders were responsible for protecting democratic values that we enjoy today while the Soviet leadership’s ideology, aggressive and expansionist intrusions were mainly responsible for the development of the Cold War....