The Veneer of Civilization (June 1968-May 1969)
Public support for the war declines, and American men of draft age face difficult decisions and wrenching moral choices. After police battle with demonstrators in the streets of Chicago, Richard Nixon wins the presidency, promising law and order at home and peace overseas. In Vietnam, the war goes on and soldiers on all sides witness terrible savagery and unflinching courage.
A decorated Army veteran talks about the young men of the Vietnam War.
A journalist witnesses a violent clash between police and protesters in Chicago.
On November 15, 1969, half a million gathered in Washington, D.C., to protest the war.