Declassified only three years ago, show that even after America had entered the war and when there was already significant information about the Nazis' plans and policies, Prescott Bush worked for and profited from companies closely involved with the
3 days before the Dec. 7, 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt was warned by naval intelligence that Tokyo's military and spy network was focused on Hawaii, a new and eerie reminder of FDR's failure to act on a load of tips that
I observed, “A war that fails to achieve clear political objectives is merely an exercise in violence and futility.” Having covered 14 conflicts as a war correspondent and the Mideast, I’ve seen a lot of violence and futility.
[interesting read] Attorneys for Sirhan Sirhan, the man who assassinated Robert Kennedy in 1968, have asked that he be released from prison, alleging that he was a victim of "mind-control" and never actually shot Kennedy.
eclined, but he kept blasting Castro and Communism in very colorful terms the whole time he was in the store. He returned the next day, snarled out a few more anti-Castroisms and dropped off his training manual for the anti-Castro fight, Guidebook fo
Journalist, essayist, magazine editor, satirist, acerbic critic of American life and culture, and a scholar of American English. He is regarded as one of the most influential American writers and prose stylists of the first half of the 20th century.
What you are about to read will rock you to the core, especially if you are an American or westerner. This document, written by the Committee on Un-American Activities, details the absolutely horrifying nature of communist brainwashing; and you are a
An examination and understanding of history would have revealed that we have been here before. We were here in 1773. We were here in 1860. We were here in 1929. We are here again. The Fourth Turning has returned in its predictable cycle, just as...
Danish researchers have concluded that all blue-eyed people share a common ancestor, presumably someone who lived 6,000 to 10,000 years ago. Blue eyes are a recessive gene to some extent. The genetics of eye color are complicated, and color is determ
Each year at this time school children all over America are taught the official Thanksgiving story, and newspapers, radio, TV, and magazines devote vast amounts of time and space to it. It is all very colorful and fascinating. It is also very deceivi
That indicates that Herod did not build the wall -- part of which is venerated as Judaism's holiest prayer site -- and that construction was not close to being complete at the time of his death.
"The find changes the way we see the construction, a
Turkey's prime minister has apologized for the first time for the killings of 14,000 people in a bombing and strafing campaign to crush a Kurdish rebellion in the 1930s. The apology comes at tense time for relations between Turkey and its minority Ku
First Tamar, an apparent Canaanite and apparent prostitute, who apparently seduces her father-in-law and becomes an ancestress of Jesus--- apparently through incest. I just said “apparently” four times. I’ll clarify that later.
Second Rahab, who
We've written a good deal about the directed history we're seeing as regards Occupy Wall Street. We think that the movement has been set up to be divisive and ultimately to reinforce the power of the state. Out of chaos ... order.
Never in history have so many people committed suicide in order to kill large numbers of innocent people. And not since classical antiquity have so many cultures willed themselves out of existence by failing to have children. Countries and individual
"The tragedy of Vietnam is not that 'we' did not win it. It is that Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and their people were so presumptuous as to think that Vietnam was theirs to dispose of."
Many of the signs and comments of participants in the varied "Occupy Wall Street" demonstrations reflect this confusion between the impersonal nature of markets and the politically-enforced interests of marketplace participants.
The Jewish New Yorker who has made it his life’s work to clear the name of Pope Pius XII of being anti-Semitic says he believes the wartime pontiff actually went undercover to save the lives of Jews in Rome.
Newly uncovered video footage from the incident shows that a suspected FBI informant, who fired gunshots before the National Guard opened fire, ran to the safety of police and immediately handed over the gun.
Fewer than 10 minutes of that crucial videotaped conversation made it into Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires, but the rest — believed to be lost in shipping — is now heading for movie theaters Nov. 16 and 17.
And bloggers aren’t the first to realize that lists are an important historic tradition for holding people’s attention and getting an important point across. Here are 10 other lists that have changed the course of history.
A dictatorship in America would arrive largely unnoticed and insidiously, with the pretense of a free democracy intact. The prerequisites would be that the executive, legislative, and judicial functions would be in the hands of one party, headed by a
In one of those odd quirks of history, World War II and the 70 million lives lost could have been averted if, on a fateful day during 1919, a young Irishman had let Adolf Hitler die … Instead he unwittingly saved the life of Germany's future Führer.
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