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The Fog Of War: Eleven Lessons From The Life Of Robert S. McNamara

This excellent look at the Secretary of Defense Robert S  McNamara is not about him it is from him. In his own words he reveals the very personal side of his time spent as the Secretary of Defense during the Cold War and the Viet Nam War. 18 more words

History

Rubles and Coupons and Krugerrands? In Russia? Yuck!

I love East Europe, but the currency is a total nightmare.  granted, the last time i was in Europe they had just started with the euro.   891 more words

East Europe

History Makes The Monument

 I disliked this monument… but the history, incredible!

Firstly, there needs to be some context to my dislike. The first week in April 2014, twenty-five students from Bangor University and myself boarded a coach at 11pm to travel overnight to London. 1,761 more words

Architecture

Che Dream Believers, or What a Day for a Che Dream

At Free Cheese this seems to be the summer of the Sacred Cow. Coincidentally, the Summer of the Sacred Cow is the name of a little Indian restaurant downtown that I drunkenly stumbled into one night and tried to order a cheese steak. 1,616 more words

Holidays, Hoxha and The File On H

As we are on holiday in Albania, it seemed only right to read something by Ismail Kadare. Kadare is Albania’s foremost living writer and winner of the inaugural International Man Booker Prize in 2005. 1,056 more words

Book Review

The Red Scare

In 1947 there started a whole new chapter of The Cold War tensions. The House of Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) was a committee of the U.S. 221 more words

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Cuban Missile Crisis

It was known to President John F. Kennedy that the Soviets had missile bases set up in Cuba for the purpose of defensive weaponry. He had stated that if the Soviets ever introduced offensive weapons, the “gravest issues would arise.” On October 16th, 1962 American U-2 planes flying over Cuba produced high altitude photographs of Soviet soldiers secretly setting up nuclear-armed missiles within Cuba. 264 more words

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