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Cuban Missle Crisis

The Doomsday Clock

Noam Chomsky | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Noam Chomsky

American citizens face an enormous responsibility right at home. The undermining of functioning democracy is one of the contributions of the neoliberal assault on the world's population in the past generation. In Europe, the impact may be even worse.

New CIA Information On JFK's Assassination

Keith Thomson | Posted 09.17.2016 | Politics
Keith Thomson

Former CIA Director George Tenet believed the President's Daily Briefs to be so sensitive that none could be released for publication "no matter how old or historically significant it may be." Yet, yesterday, the CIA declassified and released every PDB produced during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. So what's in the PDBs?

JFK's Nephew: Fidel Castro Was 'An Amazing Guy'

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Wilkes-Edrington | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Christopher Kennedy Lawford, the nephew of the late former President John F. Kennedy, on Thursday described an encounter he had with Cuban dictator Fi...

Generation to Generation; Crisis to Crisis

John B. Kassel | Posted 12.29.2012 | Green
John B. Kassel

So what's an American Boomer to do? Wake up. Accept responsibility. Our resource-gobbling lifestyle has caused this mess. Suburbanization has wasted U.S. resources for two generations. Change it, now.

Thirteen Days and 50 Years Later, a Chance to Apply a Lesson Learned

Juliet Sorensen | Posted 10.19.2012 | World
Juliet Sorensen

Trafficking in conventional weapons threatens our collective mortality no less than nuclear arms. The most important lesson from the Missile Crisis is simple: peace is fragile. Having survived those 13 days 50 years ago, it's now our duty to remember its lessons.

"Bomb Power," or How the Atomic Bomb Ended a War, Increased Presidential Power and Eroded the Constitution

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

While the bomb ended World War II, it also started a chain reaction that exploded into America's permanent secret security state -- with emphasis on the word 'permanent.'

Robert McNamara and the 3.5 Miles not Taken

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

While it's an oversimplification to suggest McNamara was the primary artisan of Vietnam, we cannot diminish his tragic contribution to the war.