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An April Shower of Dominoes: 40 Year Anniversary of the End of the Vietnam War

April 30, 2015 marks the official end to the Vietnam War. April 1975 was as sobering month for the Washington crowd who foolishly hung on to the ideals of the Truman Doctrine. 449 more words

History & Culture

A generous peace

Japan will long be remembered as the perpetrator of the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, followed by years of astonishing cruelty against those it conquered. 476 more words


The history of Wall Street’s unspoken relationship to Nazi Germany: dragon teeth to be planted all over Europe again


  • Do modern Germany and perhaps other NATO allies still want Lebensraum (“living space”) and the “conquest of Lebensraum”? The land grabs underway in Africa and Asia demonstrate that this issue hasn’t gone away, and Russia is so much closer.
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Did you know the first hypocrites were actors in ancient Greece?

The word “hypocrisy” which is a much used political word these days was apparently born in the  1,708 more words


U.S. Involvement in the 1957 Lebanese Parliamentary Elections and 1958 Crisis

A frequent theme in U.S.-Middle East Relations is the heavy involvement of the United States in Middle Eastern State’s domestic affairs throughout the latter half of the 20th century. 1,890 more words


The Dulles Brothers, joint biography by Stephen Kinzer

C-SPAN interview with Stephen Kinzer, Author, “The Brothers” (November (2013)

Our guest is journalist and author Stephen Kinzer to discuss his most recent book titled, “The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War.” 68 more words


Of Counter-Factuals and Contingency

“But when fundamentals are doubted, as at present, we must try to recover the candour and wonder of the child; the unspoilt realism of and objectivity of innocence.

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