cold war

Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Stephen Gottlieb: Ukraine — The Limits Of Power

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.

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The Roundtable
9:00 am
Tue March 4, 2014

3/4/14 Panel

    

  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.

Topics include:
Ukraine
Cold War Ghosts
Drug Sentencing
GOP Budget
TU Stories

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Thu January 9, 2014

"Rethinking the 1950s: How Anticommunism and the Cold War Made America Liberal"

   Historians generally portray the 1950s as a conservative era when anticommunism 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.

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.

In her book, Rethinking the 1950s: How Anticommunism and the Cold War Made America Liberal, 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.

WAMC Speakers Corner
1:00 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Donald Connery

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, Time, Life, NBC, and other outlets. Connery’s new book is Escape From Oblivion: A Moscow Correspondent’s Memoir of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Peter Golden

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.

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