Category Archives: Cold War Memories

Age of Uncertainty: the Colonial Idea

This episode of John Kenneth Galbraith’s 1977 BBC series is probably the best examination of colonialism in broadcast television history. If anything, the age of globalization has merely intensified the issues examined herein — which is strange, because Galbraith was … Continue reading

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Art And Kulturkampf

I was pondering culture wars today when I found this UK Independent report on a secret CIA program that supported abstract expressionist art: The next key step came in 1950, when the International Organisations Division (IOD) was set up under … Continue reading

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Flashback to Cold War

Some Reagan-era propaganda for your consideration: Nothing Reagan says about the balance of nuclear forces was ever remotely true, nor were the Soviets ever in a first-strike kind of mood. What? You think Iraq was the first time a Republican … Continue reading

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