1. Respond to the following in a Primary Post of at least 200 words.
What was Nixon’s “Madman Theory,” as he explained it to his aide in 1968? Did Nixon follow this theory in practice, or was this merely rhetorical? What impact might this outlook have had upon the way the Vietnam War was fought? Would one expect a similar strategy if the war were being fought in Europe, or would the United States have followed a more limited view of war? What about a war against an enemy with nuclear weapons?
2. Post your Primary Post to the discussion.
3. Review your classmates' Primary Posts.
4. Thoughtfully respond to a minimum of two classmates with 100 word Secondary Posts each.
5. Be sure to cite all sources (if used).