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Cold War

  1. past is prologue
    Political Unity Can Also Do Harm. Just Look at American History.From the Era of Good Feelings to the Compromise of 1877 and beyond, nonpartisanship and bipartisanship have often fostered injustice.
  2. past is prologue
    The Reasons To Not Like IkeAs the new Eisenhower Memorial opens, a more measured examination of the 34th president and his legacy is appropriate.
  3. kennedy assassination
    JFK’s Complicated Legacy on the Anniversary of His AssassinationHis tragically shortened presidency was shrouded by myth and distorted by the family dynasty.
  4. vision 2020
    Why the Democratic Debate Revived an Old Question About Nuclear WeaponsFearing Trump, Elizabeth Warren had proposed prohibiting any first use of nukes by any U.S. president, as Obama had considered doing.
  5. historical artifacts
    Home Bomb Shelter Now Mainly Used for Tax BreaksCold War structure is also great for tool storage.
  6. afghanistan
    Gorbachev Says Victory in Afghanistan Is ‘Impossible’ — He Should Know“But what’s the alternative — another Vietnam?”
  7. the new red scare
    The Global Debt Crisis Is the New Cold WarThe furor over Greece is just one of many small panics we can expect to see in the coming years.
  8. intel
    Russian Hockey on Brooklyn Ice? A Miracle! Feeling nostalgic for the Cold War? Then head to Brooklyn this weekend for a completely un-ironic celebration of one of the reddest symbols of Communism — the Soviet Red Army hockey team. An exhibition game at the Aviator Sports and Recreation complex Sunday is meant to recognize the 50th anniversary of the USSR’s first Olympic gold medal in ice hockey. And though the team is perhaps the most historically unpopular one ever assembled — among Americans, at the very least — you wouldn’t know it from the publicity material for the game, which could have been published in Krushchev-era Pravda. “Historically, Russia and the former Soviet Union have produced some of the strongest, most talented and admired hockey players the world has known,” says a blurb on Aviator’s Website. Organizer Alexander Vasiliyev insists that the game is completely void of politics and that the fans who attend — 90 percent of whom he estimates will be Russian — would agree with him. “These are really sports people,” he says. “They don’t care about the politics. They care about hockey.” Even, apparently, commie hockey. —Joe DeLessio 50th Anniversary of the First Victory of Team USSR at the Olympic Games [Aviator Sports]