Posts Tagged: history

How Supermarkets Changed Us

  “Now That You’re Gone Never known such unhappiness Never thought it would be like this What will I do now that you’re gone?”   Like so many long term relationships, we took supermarkets for granted. It was bound to

How Supermarkets Changed Us

  “Now That You’re Gone Never known such unhappiness Never thought it would be like this What will I do now that you’re gone?”   Like so many long term relationships, we took supermarkets for granted. It was bound to

Stalin Revised Photograph

Seeing is Not Believing  -The Dictator and the Doctored Photo

Is the Trump administration taking a well-worn page from Joseph Stalin’s propaganda playbook?   File this disturbing story under “Back in the U.S.S.R.” On Saturday, the day of the 2020 Women’s March , the National Archives, our countries official record

Stalin Revised Photograph

Seeing is Not Believing  -The Dictator and the Doctored Photo

Is the Trump administration taking a well-worn page from Joseph Stalin’s propaganda playbook?   File this disturbing story under “Back in the U.S.S.R.” On Saturday, the day of the 2020 Women’s March , the National Archives, our countries official record

A New Decade, Same Xenophobia-1920 Palmer Raids

A century ago a new decade was about to dawn on New Years’ Eve 1920. As tipsy Americans toasted one another with their last legal bottle of Champagne before Prohibition would go into effect at the stroke of midnight, Attorney

A New Decade, Same Xenophobia-1920 Palmer Raids

A century ago a new decade was about to dawn on New Years’ Eve 1920. As tipsy Americans toasted one another with their last legal bottle of Champagne before Prohibition would go into effect at the stroke of midnight, Attorney

Anti semitism Headstone Vandalized

It Can’t Happen Here

It can’t happen here. Yet it can and it is. This year is ending in an epidemic of anti-Semitism. It must end. The ugly past has become present in the most horrifying way as anti-semitic vandalism has exploded. This past

Anti semitism Headstone Vandalized

It Can’t Happen Here

It can’t happen here. Yet it can and it is. This year is ending in an epidemic of anti-Semitism. It must end. The ugly past has become present in the most horrifying way as anti-semitic vandalism has exploded. This past

Radip family

Remembering Pearl Harbor December 7 1941

From the Archives: December 7, 1941 Just as 9/11  is a marker for this current generation, and November 22 was for mine, Sunday, December 7, 1941, was a where-were-you-when-kind of day that was seared permanently in the memory of the

Radip family

Remembering Pearl Harbor December 7 1941

From the Archives: December 7, 1941 Just as 9/11  is a marker for this current generation, and November 22 was for mine, Sunday, December 7, 1941, was a where-were-you-when-kind of day that was seared permanently in the memory of the

Why NATO Was Needed

70 years ago NATO was born in the aftermath of WWII out of a desire to prevent WWIII. Conceived out of necessity, this enduring alliance was initially forged to prevent Soviet expansionism. The shared democratic values of its members formed

Why NATO Was Needed

70 years ago NATO was born in the aftermath of WWII out of a desire to prevent WWIII. Conceived out of necessity, this enduring alliance was initially forged to prevent Soviet expansionism. The shared democratic values of its members formed

Vintage ad pilgrim and Indian dining

Thanksgiving- A Heap Big Serving of Historical Inaccuracies

Was the first Thanksgiving truly a pow-wow worthy feast? Most of us associate the holiday with happy pilgrims and Indians sitting down to a big feast. It did happen once. It would be good to say this friendship lasted a

Vintage ad pilgrim and Indian dining

Thanksgiving- A Heap Big Serving of Historical Inaccuracies

Was the first Thanksgiving truly a pow-wow worthy feast? Most of us associate the holiday with happy pilgrims and Indians sitting down to a big feast. It did happen once. It would be good to say this friendship lasted a

WWII Soldier Al Parker illustration 1950s family

Veterans Day and GI Joe

  What my WWII veteran father had done in the war and what the war had done to him was never clear. The torch had been passed to a new generation, President  John Kennedy told us, and passed directly into

WWII Soldier Al Parker illustration 1950s family

Veterans Day and GI Joe

  What my WWII veteran father had done in the war and what the war had done to him was never clear. The torch had been passed to a new generation, President  John Kennedy told us, and passed directly into

Fireside chat FDR fire Trump

Fireside Chat or Fireside Lies

Happy Days are Here Again! I can’t wait to warm up the tubes of my massive Magnavox mahogany radio in anticipation of a Presidential fireside chat! I am ready to have my confidence restored, my spirits buoyed, and be reassured

Fireside chat FDR fire Trump

Fireside Chat or Fireside Lies

Happy Days are Here Again! I can’t wait to warm up the tubes of my massive Magnavox mahogany radio in anticipation of a Presidential fireside chat! I am ready to have my confidence restored, my spirits buoyed, and be reassured

world trade center

World Trade Center Remembered

From The Vault: I watched the World Trade Center going up and I would eventually watch thse majestic towers fall. Only days before September 11, I had moved from the New York City I loved to one of its  leafy

world trade center

World Trade Center Remembered

From The Vault: I watched the World Trade Center going up and I would eventually watch thse majestic towers fall. Only days before September 11, I had moved from the New York City I loved to one of its  leafy