In today’s world more and more people are beginning to think that doing a deep dive into history is useless, a waste of time. And forget politics -- there's way too much vitriol and hot air floating around that topic to discover anything of value. Still, despite the naysayers, I thought it could be interesting to look at Cold War history and politics from a more personal … [Read More...]
1962: The Best Movie Year Ever?
When history buffs think of 1962, the Cuban Missile Crisis is often the first thing that comes to mind. Alternatively, some look back on Vietnam and the expansion of … [Read More...]
The 1970s Roller Disco: Perfect for a Throwback Summer!
Staying home this summer? Not ready for a Cold War Road Trip and not interested in the Berlin Wall Trail Virtual Challenge? Well, no worries, you can still have a … [Read More...]
COLD WAR FASHION: THE EARLY YEARS (1950s – 1960s)
The Cold War spurred two parallel contests: the arms race and the space race. These stand-offs raised tensions worldwide and gave rise to a sense of anxiety that permeated all aspects of daily life. In the West, even fashion reflected an on-going fear of … [Read More...]
America Eats: Tech, Supermarkets, Big-Box Stores
The Farms Race The decades-long Cold War between the United States and the USSR featured a space race, an arms race, and . . . a farms race. This farms race – which involved substantial government policies to deliver high-volume and standardized agriculture – … [Read More...]