Category Archives: Cold War

vintage illustration American freedoms

Guns, Democracy and the American Way

  What you may ask, is more fundamental to the American Way of Life than a gun? Who could argue that gleaming AK 47 automatic rifle is a shining and powerful example of our basic rights which protect the dignity

vintage illustration American freedoms

Guns, Democracy and the American Way

  What you may ask, is more fundamental to the American Way of Life than a gun? Who could argue that gleaming AK 47 automatic rifle is a shining and powerful example of our basic rights which protect the dignity

Matzo Ball Soup

The Passover Plot – Operation: Matzo Ball

It was a post war Passover plot worthy of the Russians; a cold war caper to rival anything Julius and Ethel Rosenberg cooked up. A top-secret stolen – during the Jewish holiday of  Passover nonetheless – riveted my suburban neighborhood

Matzo Ball Soup

The Passover Plot – Operation: Matzo Ball

It was a post war Passover plot worthy of the Russians; a cold war caper to rival anything Julius and Ethel Rosenberg cooked up. A top-secret stolen – during the Jewish holiday of  Passover nonetheless – riveted my suburban neighborhood

art collage Cold war culture arms race

Cold War Redux

Are we off on the cold war arms race again? As the supersizing of the superpowers begins anew, let the nuclear sabre rattling begin . With Putin boasting about his powerful invincible nuclear weapons and Trump wanting to ramp up

art collage Cold war culture arms race

Cold War Redux

Are we off on the cold war arms race again? As the supersizing of the superpowers begins anew, let the nuclear sabre rattling begin . With Putin boasting about his powerful invincible nuclear weapons and Trump wanting to ramp up

Military Show Offs Cold War Style

Military Might garishly displayed seems so darn un-American, but in fact it’s rather retro. While we might recoil at the idea of a Soviet style military hardware parade rolling down Pennsylvania Avenue, during the Cold War Americans were far from

Military Show Offs Cold War Style

Military Might garishly displayed seems so darn un-American, but in fact it’s rather retro. While we might recoil at the idea of a Soviet style military hardware parade rolling down Pennsylvania Avenue, during the Cold War Americans were far from

Remembrances of Flu Epidemics Pasts

Flu season sends chills through me. Literally As the U.S. finds itself in the worst flu epidemic in years, I am chillingly reminded of flu epidemics past. Scary tales  of the devastating  flu epidemic of 1918 that haunted me through

Remembrances of Flu Epidemics Pasts

Flu season sends chills through me. Literally As the U.S. finds itself in the worst flu epidemic in years, I am chillingly reminded of flu epidemics past. Scary tales  of the devastating  flu epidemic of 1918 that haunted me through

US Govt booklet Survive under an Atomic attack

How to Survive a Nuclear Attack 1950’s Style

As the world teeters closer to the brink of nuclear war,  the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention holds a briefing today on how the public can prepare for a nuclear bomb. It’s duck and cover deja vu all over

US Govt booklet Survive under an Atomic attack

How to Survive a Nuclear Attack 1950’s Style

As the world teeters closer to the brink of nuclear war,  the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention holds a briefing today on how the public can prepare for a nuclear bomb. It’s duck and cover deja vu all over

Halloween Cold War Style

On most mid-century days, the suburban streets of my childhood were filled by a legion of door to door salesmen trafficking in fantasy. The pavement belonged to this endless parade of post war peddlers, their sample cases bulging with promises

Halloween Cold War Style

On most mid-century days, the suburban streets of my childhood were filled by a legion of door to door salesmen trafficking in fantasy. The pavement belonged to this endless parade of post war peddlers, their sample cases bulging with promises

Vintage Nuclear Preparedness ad

Surviving a Nuclear Attack, Cold War Style Pt 1

  With the nuclear sabre rattling mounting in North Korea, its hard for old fears not to be renewed. For those of us who grew up during the 1950’s and 1960’s the fear of nuclear attack was the subtext of

Vintage Nuclear Preparedness ad

Surviving a Nuclear Attack, Cold War Style Pt 1

  With the nuclear sabre rattling mounting in North Korea, its hard for old fears not to be renewed. For those of us who grew up during the 1950’s and 1960’s the fear of nuclear attack was the subtext of

Nuclear Tests

    It was 60 years ago today that the United States detonated a 1.7 kiloton nuclear weapon in an underground tunnel at the Nevada Test Site. The test, known as Rainier part of a series of nuclear weapons safety

Nuclear Tests

    It was 60 years ago today that the United States detonated a 1.7 kiloton nuclear weapon in an underground tunnel at the Nevada Test Site. The test, known as Rainier part of a series of nuclear weapons safety

Living History-Civil War Centennial and the Civil Rights Movement

My Mad Men era childhood vacations were often spent visiting the past. On weekends and school holidays I traipsed through countless creaky old historical houses of men who helped make America great, curiously observed colonial cobblers and blacksmiths hard at

Living History-Civil War Centennial and the Civil Rights Movement

My Mad Men era childhood vacations were often spent visiting the past. On weekends and school holidays I traipsed through countless creaky old historical houses of men who helped make America great, curiously observed colonial cobblers and blacksmiths hard at