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“Suicide Prevention Walk Organizers Tell Gun Control Advocates to Keep Away” That’s a headline from this past Friday’s “Voice of San Diego” News Organization website. It forced me to do a triple-take because I was saddened and angry. I … Continue reading
What can Vietnam War teach us about Afghanistan, North Korea? Prompted by documentary, historian examines parallels to current conflict in Afghanistan By Robert Buzzanco September 30, 2017 Updated: October 1, 2017 9:10am http://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/What-can-Vietnam-War-teach-us-about-Afghanistan-12243521.phphttp://www.houstonchronicle.com/opinion/outlook/article/What-can-Vietnam-War-teach-us-about-Afghanistan-12243521.php On Wednesday, Taliban forces fired rockets at … Continue reading
Hef was as much a cultural revolutionary as America could produce at mid-century. Began Playboy right after the Kinsey studies were published, while McCarthyism was in full swing. Got called a “Communist” for undermining American morals, “weakening” American society against … Continue reading
[Original version at History News Network, 21 September 2017] I began my first book on Vietnam (Masters of War) with a poem, Adrian Mitchell’s “To Whom It May Concern”: You put your bombers in, you put your conscience out. You … Continue reading
(Talk given at Blaffer Gallery, University of Houston, for The Propeller Group exhibit, 13 September 2017) I’m not an artist nor an art historian, yet art is necessary to any reasonable and meaningful examination of the past. The way people … Continue reading
Twenty-six years ago, on May 25th, 1991, the last Cuban troops left Angola. Beginning in 1975-76, Cuban forces (eventually numbering around 350,000) entered Angola in support of the the ANC’s struggle against apartheid and, more specifically, to support the … Continue reading