cold war http://wamc.org en Stephen Gottlieb: Ukraine — The Limits Of Power http://wamc.org/post/stephen-gottlieb-ukraine-limits-power <p>It's worth another look at Ukraine. Americans have taken a principled pro-democracy stand. But before we get too self-congratulatory, let's find a little perspective. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:50:00 +0000 Stephen Gottlieb 88735 at http://wamc.org 3/4/14 Panel http://wamc.org/post/3414-panel <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao, and Associate Editor of the Times Union, Mike Spain.</p><p>Topics include:<br />Ukraine<br />Cold War Ghosts<br />Drug Sentencing<br />GOP Budget<br />TU Stories</p><p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 85064 at http://wamc.org 3/4/14 Panel "Rethinking the 1950s: How Anticommunism and the Cold War Made America Liberal" http://wamc.org/post/rethinking-1950s-how-anticommunism-and-cold-war-made-america-liberal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Historians generally portray the </span>1950s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as a conservative era when </span>anticommunism<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and the Cold War subverted domestic reform, crushed political dissent, and ended liberal dreams of social democracy. These years, historians tell us, represented a turn to the right, a negation of New Deal liberalism, an end to reform.</span></p><p>Jennifer Delton argues that, far from subverting the New Deal state, anticommunism and the Cold War enabled, fulfilled, and even surpassed the New Deal's reform agenda. Anticommunism solidified liberal political power and the Cold War justified liberal goals such as jobs creation, corporate regulation, economic redevelopment, and civil rights.</p><p>In her book, <em>Rethinking the 1950s: How Anticommunism and the Cold War Made America Liberal</em>, Skidmore College History Professor Jennifer Delton shows how despite President Eisenhower's professed conservatism, he maintained the highest tax rates in U.S. history, expanded New Deal programs, and supported major civil rights reforms.</p><p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 81506 at http://wamc.org "Rethinking the 1950s: How Anticommunism and the Cold War Made America Liberal" Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Donald Connery http://wamc.org/post/alan-chartockin-conversation-donald-connery <p>Alan is joined by journalist and author Donald Connery, a World War II veteran and Harvard grad who covered the Cold War for United Press, <em>Time</em>, <em>Life</em>, NBC, and other outlets. Connery’s new book is <em>Escape From Oblivion: A Moscow Correspondent’s Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis</em>.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 54371 at http://wamc.org Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Donald Connery Peter Golden http://wamc.org/post/peter-golden <p>This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, a tense 13-day period in 1962 during which the U.S., Russia and Cuba balanced on the verge of war.<br> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 50387 at http://wamc.org