Tag: Cold War
Trump’s Legacy and the Future of the GOP
The days of the Trump administration are winding down. His lawsuits contesting the outcome of the 2020 election have gone nowhere. Despite Trump’s impressive total of 74,223,744 votes, Joe Biden (with the help of the media) beat him. It’s time to take a look at what many call “Trumpism” and think of the future.
Review: Atomic Blonde‘s Stylish Action Bolstered by Duplicity of War
Current events have bolstered Atomic Blonde‘s, giving the film substance beyond its role as a conventional summer action movie better at scoring at the box office than provoking thought. Accusations of Russian influence in domestic elections, eyebrow-raising flights by private jet by millionaires advising presidential candidates, and historically low levels of trust in information from...
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Eisenhower and the Military-Industrial Complex
A review of James Ledbetter, Unwarranted Influence: Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Military-Industrial Complex. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2011. 268 pp. $26.00. On January 17, 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower gave his final presidential speech, which turned out to be his most memorable by virtue of this warning: “In the councils...
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A Chance for Peace, 1953
On April 16, 1953, shortly after the death of Joseph Stalin, the U.S. government made a peace initiative outlined in a speech now recognized as one of the two most significant and memorable speeches of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s presidency. Historians continue to debate whether this initiative was a sincere effort to end the Cold...
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U.S.-Russian Nuclear Agreement: Good News and Bad News
According to an AP report, U.S. president Barack Obama and Russian president Dmitry Medvedev have reached an understanding to reduce their countries’ nuclear arsenals. Under treaties currently in force, each side is permitted to have as many as 2,200 warheads and 1,600 launch vehicles. The understanding, which would serve as guidance for negotiators formulating...
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Robert Higgs on War, Taxes and Economic Crises
With Barack Obama’s delusional belief in massive expansions in government spending and power as a means to overcome the economic recession and create human welfare, Senior Fellow Robert Higgs‘s discussion on war, taxes and economic crises could not be more timely and instructive. Dr. Higgs is the author of the award-winning Institute book Depression,...
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