Tag Archives: Cold War

Tom Hayden talks with me about Ann Arbor in the late 1950s, his time at the Michigan Daily, the concept of participatory democracy, and the circumstances which gave rise to the Port Huron Statement

Earlier this evening, I had the occasion to speak with activist and author Tom Hayden about his role in the drafting of the Port Huron Statement, the circumstances which gave rise to this widely influential manifesto of the New Left, and his evolution from student journalist to impassioned activist. Hayden, who is often credited with […]

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Obama forcefully tears apart the bewildered shell of Mitt Romney in third and final debate on foreign policy

People came away from the last presidential debate not talking about Romney’s commanding presence, but his gaffs. What had people talking the next day, as they stood around the coffee pot at work, wasn’t a clever zinger that the successful dismantler of companies had made about Obama’s hatred of capitalism, but Romney’s nonsensical and offensive […]

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Annie Jacobsen on the Daily Show

Remember how, a couple of days ago, we were talking about that new book on Area 51, and it’s bombshell revelation that Nazi scientists made tiny, alien-looking people for the Soviets after WWII, and then launched them into the side of a bluff in Roswell, New Mexico? Well, the author of the book, Annie Jacobsen, […]

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The tiny Russian pilots of Area 51

Linette’s all freaked out tonight. She heard something on Fresh Air today about Area 51. Apparently, there’s a new book out by a journalist named Annie Jacobsen about the highly-restricted parcel of government land outside of Las Vegas, it’s history, and the many conspiracy theories that revolve around it. Most troubling for Linette was the […]

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The CIA is apparently responsible for modern art

I’d wanted to write about something else tonight, but then I stumbled across this article in the Guardian on the CIA’s role in the rise of modern art and felt as though I had to pass it along… Here’s a clip: …Why did the CIA support them? Because in the propaganda war with the Soviet […]

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