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E.1.c. South Vietnam - Buddhists

Opposition to the war within South Vietnam was demonstrated most dramatically by Buddhist monks, but students and academics also protested.

Halberstam, David, The Making of a Quagmire, [1965], (revised edition), London, Rowman and Littlefield, 2007, pp. 248

Includes helpful information on the Buddhist resistance in 1963, see especially pp. 194-243 in original edition.

Roberts, Adam, Buddhism and Politics in South Vietnam, World Today, Vol. 21, issue 6 (June), 1963, pp. 240-250

Account of the 1963 Buddhist revolt, its origins and aftermath. See also later article by Roberts assessing the political potential of the Buddhists: Roberts, Adam , The Buddhists, the War and the Vietcong World Today, 1966, pp. 214-222 . Both articles now available online: (but only via contributing libraries).

Thich Nhat Hahn, Lotus in a Sea of Fire, New York, Hill and Wang, 1967, pp. 128

Well known theorist of nonviolence puts the Buddhist case.