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Cold War – Iron Curtain falls

:: This is part two in the Cold War Series. For part one click here. Keep following the blog to know about Cold War as it happened. 1,057 more words


366 Poems: May 5th, 2016

The Walls

I saw three walls go up in a century–

one red, one grey, one black…

The red one came up invisibly,

with its height being built only by words, 186 more words


The Apothecary by Maile Meloy

Published: 2011

Genre: middle grade fantastical historical fiction

Length: 353 pages

Setting: London, 1952

Font: Adobe Caslon

Interest: I chose it for our American History Club meeting on the Cold War (even though it’s set in London). 392 more words

Book Review

Why Have So Many C.I.A. Directors Been Roman Catholics?

In the May 6 issue of The Catholic Herald, I analyze the history of Roman Catholics in the Central Intelligence Agency:

The United States is a country in which – with the recent exception of the Supreme Court – Catholics have never dominated the highest offices.

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Foreign Affairs

MOVIE REVIEW | The Right Stuff (1983)

In a nutshell, Bored & Dangerous says: “Basically a commercial for America.”

“The first American into space is not going to be a chimpanzee. I want test pilots!” 467 more words


America’s Biggest of All Big Lies

By Eric Zuesse | Strategic Culture

On April 26th, Reuters headlined from Romania, «‘We’re Not Here to Provoke,’ Say US Pilots on Putin’s Doorstep», and gave as an example:  1,337 more words