Dr. George Wald In Lafayette

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Dr. George Wald In Lafayette
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Dr. George Wald In Lafayette. - Nobel Laureate from Harvard University, George Wald, speaks about the social and economic aspects of the Vietnam War, including the role of students in protesting United States involvement. He begins with a brief discussion of racism, particularly prejudice against Blacks, and goes on to address the problems of teaching college students when they question the prospects for the future. One of the major problems, he continues, is the Vietnam War. He enumerates the problems raised by United States involvement: war crimes, massive bombing, loss of a generation to death in a meaningless war, campus anti-colonial protests, cost of the war in monetary and human terms, expansion of the war into Laos, Vietnamization under Nixon, cost of military hardware, and the United States expenditure on the war compared to the GNP of Southeast Asia. Wald concludes with an assessment of US-USSR arms developments and their impact upon the world. - RECORDED: Lafayette, California. BROADCAST: KPFA, June 1970.

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