Tag Archives: John Kennedy

The Vietnam War Is Over. The Bombs Remain.

Bombs, Agent Orange and the Lethal Legacy of Bombs in Quang Tri “Shading my eyes from the bright sun, I stared into the bomb crater amid the verdant rice paddies. While it had been nearly 50 years since the last … Continue reading

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How LBJ Saved the Civil Rights Act

“On the winter of 1963, as the Civil Rights Act worked its way through Congress, Justice William Brennan decided to play for time. The Supreme Court had recently heard arguments in the appeal of 12 African American protesters arrested at … Continue reading

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Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment – Robert Drew (1963)

“Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment is a 1963 cinéma vérité documentary film directed by Robert Drew. The film centers on the University of Alabama‘s “‘Stand in the Schoolhouse Door‘ integration crisis of June 1963. Drew and the other filmmakers, including … Continue reading

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Student Peace Union

“Student Peace Union (SPU) was a nationwide student organization active on college campuses in the United States from 1959 to 1964. Its national headquarters were located near the campus of the University of Chicago. The SPU was founded by Ken … Continue reading

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10 Early Late Night TV Interviews You’d Never See Today

Fidel Castro on The Ed Sullivan Show (1959) “Back before the age of 24-hour cable news and stations dedicated entirely to single sports teams, television was a pretty barren medium dominated by the three major networks. At night, families would … Continue reading

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Võ Nguyên Giáp

“Võ Nguyên Giáp (Vietnamese: [vɔ̌ˀ ŋʷīən zǎːp]; 25 August 1911 – 4 October 2013) was a Vietnamese general in the Vietnam People’s Army and a politician. Võ Nguyên Giáp is considered one of the greatest military strategists of the 20th century. … Continue reading

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Half the Way with Mao Zedong

“The American left has never produced a group more self-critical than Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). In the years since the organization’s 1969 collapse, its former members have produced an endless stream of mea culpas. Some of this has … Continue reading

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