Tag Archives: Cold War

Murray Polner :
The Vietnam War: An American crime

Vietnam was ‘the wrong war in the wrong place at the wrong time.’ By Murray Polner | The Rag Blog | October 12, 2017 Our government has no right to send American boys to their death in any battlefield in … finish reading Murray Polner :
The Vietnam War: An American crime

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David P. Hamilton :
NATO: An obituary

Who will follow the capitalist class clown car into future military adventures to protect the profits of fossil energy tycoons? By David P. Hamilton | The Rag Blog | July 23, 2017 PARIS — NATO died recently. Over the past … finish reading David P. Hamilton :
NATO: An obituary

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Tom Hayden :
The Cold War that threatens democracy

The new Cold War doctrine is that democratically elected nationalist or socialist leaders are new dominos threatening the fall of a U.S.-controlled order. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | March 20, 2014 While the first Cold War was … finish reading Tom Hayden :
The Cold War that threatens democracy

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Tom Hayden :
Is a new Cold War upon us?

From the residue of the old Soviet Union, a new nationalist, nuclear-armed, resource-rich Russia has risen to challenge Western claims of triumphalism. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | March 5, 2014 Haven’t the Republicans, the neoconservatives, and the … finish reading Tom Hayden :
Is a new Cold War upon us?

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Steve Russell :
Pete Seeger: ‘To Everything, There Is a Season’

Asked by HUAC if he had sung for Communists, Pete replied: ‘I have sung in hobo jungles, and I have sung for the Rockefellers, and I am proud that I have never refused to sing for anybody.’ By Steve Russell … finish reading Steve Russell :
Pete Seeger: ‘To Everything, There Is a Season’

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Harry Targ : STEM and the Tyranny of the Meme

The STEM ‘crisis’ and the ‘fear of falling behind’ meme. The tyranny of the meme: Commies, the arms race, and now STEM The threats of the United States falling behind some fictional adversaries is a similar ‘meme’ to those that … finish reading Harry Targ : STEM and the Tyranny of the Meme

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Harry Targ : From the Bay of Pigs to the Missile Crisis / 3

Front page of New York Daily News, October 23, 1962. From the Mitchell Archives.The Cuba story, Part 3:The Bay of Pigs to the missile crisis The Cuban missile crisis suggests that the United States would go to any extreme, even … finish reading Harry Targ : From the Bay of Pigs to the Missile Crisis / 3

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BOOKS / Christine Shearer : How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth

Merchants of Doubt:How a handful of scientistsobscured the truth Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway uncover the history of a small group of Cold War scientists and advisers who battled anything, including scientific research, that might threaten their vision of American … finish reading BOOKS / Christine Shearer : How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth

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Cold War Redux : Dissident, Criminal, Contractor, Spy

Image from Today’s Financial Times.Cold war redux:What’s in a name… Dissident, political prisoner, contractor, spy, criminal? All depends: Which side are you on? By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / July 21, 2010 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called … finish reading Cold War Redux : Dissident, Criminal, Contractor, Spy

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U.S. in Afghanistan : 1979-2009

Afghanistan: Mujahedin in 1984. Photo from U.S. Foreign Policy in Perspective.The thirty years war:The United States in AfghanistanBy Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / December 27, 2009 When the Soviet Union sent 85,000 of its troops to Afghanistan in … finish reading U.S. in Afghanistan : 1979-2009

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History as Politics : Remembering the Berlin Wall

Man straddles Berlin Wall in 1989. Photo from photosfan.com.History as politics, Politics as history: Remembering the Berlin Wall By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / November 9, 2009 …you are Americans and are meant to carry liberty and justice … finish reading History as Politics : Remembering the Berlin Wall

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Politics of Fear : A Historical Perspective

Harry Truman delivers his “Truman Doctrine” speech to Congress on March 12, 1947. Photo from Truman Presidential Museum and Library.The politics of fear:A basic tool of reaction By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / August 23, 2009 “Scare hell … finish reading Politics of Fear : A Historical Perspective

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