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Ramparts Vietnam Primer: “I Quit!” (1966)

“Few American magazines are agents of change. Most are chroniclers of their time and place, lightning rods rather than lightning. By the beginning of World War II, the press, and magazines in particular, were propaganda tools, whether they liked it … Continue reading

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John F. Kennedy assassination conspiracy theories

“The assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963 has spurred numerous conspiracy theories, which include accusations of involvement of the CIA, the Mafia, sitting Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro, the KGB, or even … Continue reading

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Radical chic

“‘Radical chic’ is a term coined by journalist Tom Wolfe in his 1970 essay ‘Radical Chic: That Party at Lenny’s’ to describe the adoption and promotion of radical political causes by celebrities, socialites, and high society. The concept has been … Continue reading

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Sexual Politics – Kate Millett (1970)

“Sexual Politics is a 1970 book by Kate Millett, based on her PhD dissertation. The book is regarded as a classic of feminism and one of radical feminism‘s key texts. Millett argues that ‘sex has a frequently neglected political aspect’ … Continue reading

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2001: A Space Odyssey – Stanley Kubrick (1968)

“2001: A Space Odyssey is a 1968 epic science fiction film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay was written by Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke, and was inspired by Clarke’s short story ‘The Sentinel‘. A novel also called … Continue reading

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Strategy and tactics of guerrilla warfare

Guerrilla forces from North Vietnam’s Vietcong movement cross a river in 1966 during the Vietnam War “The main strategy and tactics of guerrilla warfare tend to involve the use of a small attacking, mobile force against a large, unwieldy force. … Continue reading

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Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung

“Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung (simplified Chinese: 毛主席语录; traditional Chinese: 毛主席語錄; pinyin: Máo Zhǔxí Yǔlù) is a book of statements from speeches and writings by Mao Zedong (Mao Tse-tung), the former Chairman of the Communist Party of China, published from … Continue reading

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