Category Archives: CIA

The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers

“When in 1971 Daniel Ellsberg leaked a secret Pentagon history of U.S. involvement in Vietnam to the press, the shockwaves it set off may have been due nearly as much to the leaker as to the information leaked. While Americans … Continue reading

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The Laos Crisis, 1960–1963

“The first foreign policy crisis faced by President-elect John F. Kennedy was not centered in Berlin, nor in Cuba, nor in the islands off the Chinese mainland, nor in Vietnam, nor in any of the better-known hot spots of the … Continue reading

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Ramparts

“Ramparts was a glossy illustrated American political and literary magazine, published from 1962 to 1975 and closely associated with the New Left political movement. Unlike most of the radical magazines of the day, Ramparts was expensively produced and graphically sophisticated. … Continue reading

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Liberation Magazine (1956–77)

“Liberation Magazine (1956–77) was a bimonthly, later a monthly, magazine identified in the 1960s with the New Left. Liberation was founded, published, and edited by David Dellinger, Bayard Rustin, Sidney Lens, Roy Finch, and A. J. Muste out of New … Continue reading

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The Four Stages of the Antiwar Movement

Antiwar demonstrators in Washington in October, 1967. “The Vietnam antiwar movement, famous for its sound and fury, deserves credit for more. We were the first mass movement against a war in American history and one of its great moral crusades, … Continue reading

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The Best and the Brightest – David Halberstam (1972)

“The Best and the Brightest, Pulitzer Prize winner David Halberstam’s latest, most important and impressive book, sets out to discover why America got involved in the worst and messiest war in our history. ‘What was it about the men, their … Continue reading

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The Vietnam War: 1945 – 1975 – New-York Historical Society

“The New-York Historical Society presents a groundbreaking exhibition on one of the most controversial events of the 20th century: the Vietnam War. Populating a 3,000-square-foot gallery with interpretive displays, digital media, artwork, artifacts, photographs, and documents, the exhibit provides an … Continue reading

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