Tag Archives: Soviet Union
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?
Turf Accountant, a betting parlor in Belfast, Northern Ireland, August 7, 1990. Photo by Michael James from his forthcoming book, Michael Gaylord James‘ Pictures from the Long Haul. Pictures from the Long Haul:Playing baseball in the USSR and drinking Guinness … finish reading Michael James : Baseball in Moscow and ‘Turf Accountant’ in Belfast
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
To Russia with love:A Rag Blog interview with Steven Halliwell What Russia shows us is that there’s no easy fix. Getting to a common global discussion is the biggest challenge of the 21st century. By Jonah Raskin / The Rag … finish reading INTERVIEW / Jonah Raskin : Steven Halliwell, To Russia With Love
Walter Schneir’s ‘Final Verdict’:New book on Rosenbergs fails to deliverBy Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / November 6, 2010 [Final Verdict: What Really Happened in the Rosenberg Case by Walter Schneir; Preface and Afterword by Miriam Schneir (Melville House, … finish reading BOOKS / Jonah Raskin : Schneir’s ‘Final Verdict’ on Rosenbergs Offers No Such Thing
Soviet troops leaving Afghanistan, 1988. Photo by Mikhail Evstafiev / Wikimedia Commons.Part 12: 1987-1992A People’s History of Afghanistan By Bob Feldman / The Rag Blog / June 21, 2010 [If you’re a Rag Blog reader who wonders how the Pentagon … finish reading Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan /12
Deputy Premier Hafizullah Amin (on right) is shown in this series of frames swearing his allegiance to Premier Noor Mohammad Taraki in 1979, shortly before arranging to have him assassinated. Image from BBC.Part 10: 1979-1981A People’s History of Afghanistan By … finish reading Bob Feldman : A People’s History of Afghanistan /10
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
Global survey on free market capitalism:Majority say fix it or ditch it By James Robbins / November 9, 2009 Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, a new BBC poll has found widespread dissatisfaction with free-market capitalism. In … finish reading BBC Poll on Capitalism : Where’s the Love?