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My Surreal Experience of the Vietnamese War
As I was finally unpacking a box of household items I had moved during downsizing I came across six beautiful Austrian crystal wine glasses, neatly wrapped. They were always “too good to be used” for our normal dining and I don’t think they were ever used. As I looked at them, I remembered where I got them. It brought back some strange memories from the early 1970s and my brief encounter with the war in Vietnam.
Mar 2, 2021 - 12:02:45 PM
The Bust of Cesar Chavez in the Oval Office
When decorating the Oval Office after the inauguration of President Biden, a bust of César Estrada Chávez was placed in a prominent position, dislodging Winston Churchill’s traditional place. Chavez was the head of the United Farm Workers Union and a bold and effective promoter of the rights of farmworkers in their struggle for economic democracy.
Feb 5, 2021 - 5:19:44 PM
The World’s Most Important Body of Water
More than most, four men shaped the oft-cited “strategic tensions” over the South China Sea
Jan 31, 2021 - 10:17:45 AM
Kremlin Pleased With Swift Extension of New START
United States President Joseph Biden jolted the political-military leadership in Moscow with his eleventh-hour prolongation of the New START strategic nuclear arms control treaty that was scheduled to expire on February 5, 2021
Jan 29, 2021 - 11:51:17 AM
NEPAL: Politically Volatile
Almost 31 months after the merger, the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) suffered a vertical split on December 22, 2020, with the rival factions of the party led by the two Co-Chairmen claiming their faction to be the authentic NCP in two separate Central Committee meetings held in the capital, Kathmandu.
Jan 5, 2021 - 10:38:28 AM