Tag Archives: Cold War
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 :
NATO: An obituary
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 :
Is a new Cold War upon us?
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 :
Pete Seeger: ‘To Everything, There Is a Season’
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
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
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
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
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
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
Above, John Bolton: a neocon looks backward. Below, Barack Obama with Russian president Dmitry Medvedev. Photo by Dmitry Astakhov / AFP / Getty Images.Obama’s nuclear gambit:Cold warrior Bolton says he gave too much These views never made much sense during … finish reading Obama’s Nuclear Gambit : Savvy or Softy?