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Random Thought of the Day

I may have mentioned this before at some point, I’m not quite sure. Regardless, here it is:

2000’s “Thirteen Days” is one of my favorite movies for several reasons I can’t truly explain. 43 more words


“Thirteen Days” by J.J. Cale

Thirteen days on a gig in the south
We’ve got enough dope to keep us all around
We’ve got two girls dancin’ to bring in a crowd… 131 more words

Thirteen Days by Robert F. Kennedy

Here’s another school book. This is what happens when you’re an English major and History minor. It’s incredibly short, so it didn’t take that long to read, which is a huge plus. 127 more words


Coming this week: The November Man

Opening this week is names that you probably are not familiar with, but may surprise you, that being The November Man.

Distributed by Relativity, it’s a spy thriller starring former James Bond character Pierce Brosnan. 177 more words

Seeking Courageous Leadership

“Every day the sun comes up, it says something about us.” This statement was made by Kevin Costner, playing Special Assistant to the President Kenneth O’Donnell, toward the end of the movie Thirteen Days, which is about the Cuban missile crisis. 249 more words

Politics Monday

[Deja Vú - quando os filmes imitam a realidade]

Foram dos dias mais marcantes da história actual, quando se pensava que a III Guerra Mundial iria começar – e esses treze dias da administração Kennedy são contados neste filme de forma profissional. 473 more words


The Influence of Domestic Politics on The Cuban Missile Crisis

On Monday 22nd October, 1962, President John F Kennedy addressed the nation on television to announce a decision to place a quarantine around the island of Cuba, a decision that was in reply to the “secret, swift, and extraordinary build-up of Communist missiles on the island”[1] and one that would threaten to take not just the United States but the entire world to “the abyss of nuclear destruction and the end of mankind.”[2] This resolution was a result of six days of intensive, stress-ridden meetings that considered the consequences of each response to the Soviet placement of nuclear missiles on the island of Cuba, a mere 93 miles from the coast of Florida. 4,179 more words

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