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The Cold War

Should We All Get on a Bus to Missouri in the Morning?

Stacy Bare | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics
Stacy Bare

I want this to end. I want to wake up tomorrow and have this be an ugly dream. I want to think that what I was told I went to fight for, and what I was told the 'terrorists' hated, my American way of life and freedom and such, is really what I went to fight for, but this, this is outrage.

Back in the U.S.S.R.

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 09.06.2014 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

In The Zhivago Affair, Peter Finn and Petra Couvée present a balanced, and, in my judgment, appropriately admiring portrait of Boris Pasternak.

The Getty Black Book

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 06.05.2014 | Arts
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

Several graffiti writers were approached and given an opportunity to go to the Getty Research Institute and examine the rare manuscripts, and to grant them the opportunity to be a part of the entire process, from birth to execution.

Classical Music 101b: There's Nothing to Worry About

John Mauceri | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
John Mauceri

The question that remains, and which I shall attempt to answer, is "What happened to classical music?"

First Nighter: "Massive Attack V Adam Curtis" Explains Today's World But Not Really

David Finkle | Posted 11.29.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Within minutes of Massive Attack V Adam Curtis beginning at the Park Avenue Armory, where it plays through Friday (October 4), I suspected it was goin...

The Diplomat

Senain Kheshgi | Posted 10.06.2013 | Sports
Senain Kheshgi

Growing up in 1980s America, we were inundated with images of life on the other side of the Iron Curtain. Everyday, news reports beamed stories of soldiers patrolling the Berlin Wall and Eastern European politicians spouting rhetoric against the United States.

To Bomb Iran, or Not: What Would Ike Do?

Tom Alderman | Posted 12.03.2012 | Books
Tom Alderman

If Iran is developing a nuclear weapon, should they be stopped before or after they may or may not have one? This is the scary, geo-political issue of the day involving the Middle East and therefore the world.

A Divisive Cold War Museum In Berlin

Reuters | Posted 10.28.2012 | Travel

By Sophie Duvernoy BERLIN, Aug 28 (Reuters) - More than two decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, differences over how to represe...

Memorial Day 2012: Putting a Face to the Sacrifices of So Many

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.25.2012 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

As we once again observe Memorial Day we remember and honor the more than one million American men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in all our wars, including more than 6,800 from our two most recent wars -- and counting.

Medieval Nightmare Finds a Home in the American Way of Making War

Paul Fitzgerald | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics
Paul Fitzgerald

Ten years ago this fall we sat in the walled garden of a bullet-pocked Kabul villa on a brilliant sunlit afternoon, interviewing American reporters about what they thought the prospects were for a U.S. success in Afghanistan now that the "war" was over.

Elevating Ike: An Audiobook Review

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.29.2012 | Books
Tom Alderman

If you're a hardcore Democrat, this audiobook could turn you around about the man.

Last Chemical Weapons Burned In Utah

AP | By PAUL FOY | Posted 01.19.2012 | Denver

STOCKTON, Utah -- Gary McCloskey may have destroyed more chemical weapons than any man alive, but he barely reacted when the final weapons from the wo...

America's Financial Armageddon and Afghanistan

Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould | Posted 11.19.2011 | World
Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould

After ten years of war, it seems Washington not only continues to lack a comprehensive understanding of Afghanistan, but it lacks an understanding of its own role in creating both the economic and political catastrophe it now faces.

PHOTOS: Cold War Spy Photos Featured In German Exhibition

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.18.2011 | World

Though these images look as if they could have taken from the set of an upcoming James Bond film, they actually represent something disturbingly more ...

Most Anticipated Indie Albums of 2011 (SLIDESHOW)

Marissa Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marissa Moss

Newsflash: there are other records coming out this year besides Lady GaGa. And some of them, in my opinion anyway, should be even more hotly anticipated.

1950s: The Not-So-Silent Generation

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

Fred Kaplan's enlivening 1959: The Year Everything Changed, argues that the '50s -- a decade that saw the invention of the microchip and the creation of explosive art -- has been misunderstood in hindsight.

Who Was Ronald Reagan?

Jason Saltoun-Ebin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Saltoun-Ebin

If you really love your country, like Reagan did, you want the best for it. And that means recognizing the mistakes as well as celebrating the successes. Anything less would not only be unpatriotic, but a degradation of the Reagan legacy.

Nuclear Bunker For Sale On eBay

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Nostalgic for Cold War hysteria? Now may be your chance to relive the glory days and own a terrifying piece of history with the purchase of a nuclear ...

Who Caused the End of the Cold War?

Joseph Nye | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph Nye

The end of the Cold War was a greater historical transformation than 9/11, but controversy persists about its causes.

The Red Dawn Remake: The Chinese Are Coming! The Chinese Are Coming!

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Disgrasian

Remakes are generally never as good as their originals, but what really worries me about the Red Dawn remake is that the foreign invaders this go-around are apparently going to be...Chinese.

Nuclear Proliferation: A Mother's Legacy

Christie Brinkley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christie Brinkley

I want to tell my children that I met the people who worked to free us all from the terror of nuclear weapons, the people who decided to change history and save history.

America's Shadow Government: Part Two

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

This database reportedly contains the names of Americans who, "often for the slightest and most trivial reason, are considered unfriendly, and who, in a time of panic, might be incarcerated."

America's Shadow Government: Part One

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

We are, for all intents and purposes, one terrorist attack away from having a full-fledged authoritarian state emerge from the shadows.

Batman and Robin (1949): Marching to a Bureaucratic Beat

Erik Lundegaard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erik Lundegaard

Batman is now less vigilante than establishment figure. He doesn't drop off crooks at the local precinct with bat stickers on their foreheads; now he hangs with Commissioner Gordon in his office and plots strategy.