Tag Archive: Cold War

The Cold War Vets

Today is Veterans Day, when we honor those who have served. The WSJ has an interesting article up today on a group of veterans that are often neglected: those of the Cold War.

This weekend, Americans will honor soldiers who fought the country’s wars, from the Somme to Kandahar. In Manassas, Va., 30 miles from the nation’s capital, a parade on Saturday will honor veterans of another big war: the one that never happened.

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Havel Gone

All great men are dying, it seems:

Václav Havel, the dissident playwright who led the Czechoslovakian “velvet revolution” and was one of the fathers of the east European pro-democracy movement that led to the fall of the Berlin wall, has died aged 75.

The man led a revolution that brought down a communist dictatorship without a shot and then presided over the peaceful division of the country. One by one, we are losing the … Read more

More Bronze Ronnie’s

The sad thing about youth is that they have no yardstick for comparison sake, a skewed point of reference. They look at Mr. 90 handicap, his bouncing into walls and his lurch of inertia, and they think this is presidential, too bad.

In Budapest Hungary they just erected a statue of a real president, check it out:

No missile defense batteries for them.

The Statue, appropriately enough will be placed right in the middle of… Read more