Tag Archives: 9/11

Wednesday’s Book Review: “A Tragic Legacy: How a Good vs. Evil Mentality Destroyed the Bush Presidency”


A Tragic Legacy: How a Good vs. Evil Mentality Destroyed the Bush Presidency. By Glenn Greenwald. New York: Crown Publishers, 2007. Reporter Glenn Greenwald’s thesis is straightforward: George W. Bush approached every issue he faced as one on which the … Continue reading

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Parallels Between the Sputnik and 9/11 Crises


Is there a relationship between the so-called “Sputnik moment” in October 1957 and the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks? Yes, at several levels there are intriguing parallels between the Sputnik crisis of 1957-1958 that Eisenhower faced and the aftermath of the … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Book Review: “The End of Victory Culture: Cold War America and the Disillusioning of a Generation”


The End of Victory Culture: Cold War America and the Disillusioning of a Generation. By Tom Englehardt. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1995. Revised Edition 2007. Author Tom Englehardt asks the core question of this study thusly: “Is there an … Continue reading

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