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Billy Graham

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On February 21, 2018

Billy Graham is dead. Born in 1918 near Charlotte, North Carolina, just a small town at that time, Graham entered into an evangelical conversion experience in 1934 at a revival meeting. He attended Bo

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On March 29, 1951, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were convicted of treason for passing classified information to the Soviet Union. A few days later they were sentenced to death. This famous case has of course received a tremendous amount of attention; for this series, it’s useful both as a window into the legacy of the […]

Nuclear Targets

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On January 1, 2016

Well, this is pretty cool: The National Security Archive has published what is said to be the most comprehensive and detailed list of nuclear weapons targets and applied weapons strategy that has ever

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Sometimes, it’s really surprising that the U.S. and Soviet Union did not actually go to war. This story about Soviet paranoia in the face of Reagan’s increasing aggressiveness is quite alarming really. A nuclear weapons command exercise by NATO in November 1983 prompted fear in the leadership of the Soviet Union that the maneuvers were […]
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Exonerate Ethel Rosenberg

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On August 10, 2015
One of the greatest injustices of the Cold War in the U.S. was the execution of Ethel Rosenberg, primarily because she wouldn’t divulge information that would implicate her husband. President Obama should pardon her. Plus conservatives would flip out if he did.
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