Wiener’s new book How We Forgot the Cold War is a travelogue of visits to sites across the US (plus one in Cuba and one in Grenada) where the Cold War is publicly commemorated. As different as they are—among them are half a dozen presidential libraries, a general’s tomb, missile silos, a VIP fallout shelter, a CIA museum that’s closed to the public, and a proposed $100 million Victims of Communism museum, a grandiose project that was never built—all of them are notable for a curious lacuna: the Cold War itself, or perhaps more accurately, the neo-conservative, triumphalist narrative about the Cold War that has been so successfully projected onto the memory of Ronald Reagan.
|By: Arthur Goldwag Saturday March 23, 2013 1:59 pm|
|By: BoxTurtle Monday January 21, 2013 5:45 am|
The Russians think they’ve got a clean water sample from Lake Vostok. We’ll have to wait a bit to be sure. Their last sample was bad. They might find life, they might find cold water. However, the US is actually ahead on the search for life, just from another lake. I still think Vostok is more interesting, the water there is older.
|By: Dennis Showalter Saturday June 12, 2010 2:00 pm|
[Welcome Author and Journalist, Rita Cosby, and Host Dennis Showalter, Professor, History, Colorado College] [As a courtesy to our guests, please keep comments to the book. Please take other conversations to a previous thread. - bev] Quiet Hero: Secrets from My Father’s Past “I know my dad was in the war, but I only began [...]