The United States won the Cold War not simply because it outgunned the Soviet Union but because American values held sway in the court of international opinion, which included those who lived within communist regimes. Even more than was true during the Cold War, the struggle against Islamic-based terrorism will be not simply a military campaign but a battle for public opinion in the Islamic world, among our allies, and in the United States. BARACK OBAMA , The Audacity of Hope “And as long as we do what they want, their opinion will be on our side. We win!” Send to Kindle
I might have arguments with the size of Reagan’s military buildup, but given the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, staying ahead of the Soviets militarily seemed a sensible thing to do. Pride in our country, respect for our armed services, a healthy appreciation for the dangers beyond our borders, an insistence that there was no easy equivalence between East and West–in all this I had no quarrel with Reagan. And when the Berlin Wall came tumbling down, I had to give the old man his due…
Rohani is a creature of the system that he has worked for all of his adult life.
I can say that, Soviet spy or not, I.F. Stone and his lovely wife Esther were my neighbors from 1976 to their deaths, and they were lively, interesting, and very nice neighbors.
It’s been a while since I’ve felt excited about a politician. They’re all bad in their own ways, and I always end up voting for whomever I just consider the least worst. But not this year. IMAO is very excited to announce our endorsement of the conservative future of the Republican Party and our country: Mitt Romney. Every Republican presidential candidate has been a bit of a compromise for conservatives. Even Ronald Reagan was never quite what we hoped (why did he just let the Soviet Union just die out instead of invading their homeland Red Dawn style — Red, White, and Blue …
How does the level of professionalism in the mainstream media compare to the mother of all media lunacies, the Soviet Union?
Socialists have learned that not only can they live side-by-side with capitalism, but they are dependent on it as the wealth generator to fund…well, socialism!
Organized Communism has long targeted black Americans, an ongoing effort which has survived the fall of the USSR. They never go away. They merely lie in wait to exploit the next crisis.
The world of socialism is built on a deep secret. I learned of this founding secret from an old friend. Now it can be told.
Seventy years ago, Hell fought Hell. On June 22, 1941, Hitler abandoned his close alliance with Stalin, and began total war against his erstwhile friend.