Posts Tagged: Cuban Missile Crisis

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Crisis and the Oval Office- the Cuban Missile Crisis

  Once upon a time real national emergencies  were shared with us by our President  in the oval office. Seated behind the ornately carved  Resolute desk, it signaled that these were somber, sobering talks.  Ronald Reagan spoke to us after

Kennedy Cuban Missile Crisis

Crisis and the Oval Office- the Cuban Missile Crisis

  Once upon a time real national emergencies  were shared with us by our President  in the oval office. Seated behind the ornately carved  Resolute desk, it signaled that these were somber, sobering talks.  Ronald Reagan spoke to us after

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Castro and My Cold War Childhood

Though a half a century apart, November now marks the death of two Cold War icons. Just four days after the anniversary of the assassination of President John Kennedy, his nemesis Cuba’s Communist leader Fidel Castro has died at age

illustration Fidel Castro cigar Mad Magazine

Castro and My Cold War Childhood

Though a half a century apart, November now marks the death of two Cold War icons. Just four days after the anniversary of the assassination of President John Kennedy, his nemesis Cuba’s Communist leader Fidel Castro has died at age

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The Measles Crisis of October

I remember a time, not so long ago, when measles were just a memory. Now the political debate over measles and vaccines has exploded creating a stand-off between those supporting vaccines and the anti vaxxers. The last time politics and

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The Measles Crisis of October

I remember a time, not so long ago, when measles were just a memory. Now the political debate over measles and vaccines has exploded creating a stand-off between those supporting vaccines and the anti vaxxers. The last time politics and

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The Cuban Missile Crisis PT III

 Tossin’ and Turnin’ By Thursday, the Cuban Missile Crisis continued and as the tension elevated, so did my fever. I had taken all the orange flavored St Joseph aspirins that I could yet my fever had still not broken. The

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The Cuban Missile Crisis PT III

 Tossin’ and Turnin’ By Thursday, the Cuban Missile Crisis continued and as the tension elevated, so did my fever. I had taken all the orange flavored St Joseph aspirins that I could yet my fever had still not broken. The

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The Cuban Missile Crisis PT II

Showdown During the next few days everyone’s nerves were having a time of it as the Cuban Missile crisis of 1962 escalated. Along with the rest of the country, my parents anxiously followed the formation of Kennedy’s Cuban Quarantine during

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The Cuban Missile Crisis PT II

Showdown During the next few days everyone’s nerves were having a time of it as the Cuban Missile crisis of 1962 escalated. Along with the rest of the country, my parents anxiously followed the formation of Kennedy’s Cuban Quarantine during

The Cuban Missile Crisis PT I

The German Measles Crisis of October  This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, those harrowing 13 days in October 1962 that brought us to the brink of thermonuclear war. I didn’t know until years later that

The Cuban Missile Crisis PT I

The German Measles Crisis of October  This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, those harrowing 13 days in October 1962 that brought us to the brink of thermonuclear war. I didn’t know until years later that