Appalling for both the villainous abuse of children itself and the chilling implications of government by blackmail, this tangled web of unsavory alliances casts a lurid light on the political history of the U.S. from the Prohibition Era right up through the Age of Trump.
What America’s current foreign policy-makers should learn from a week in 1983 when the Cold War nearly turned a thermonuclear hot.
Thirty years ago this week, the world almost ended. In what seems an alternative universe compared with the one we inhabit today, aging leaders in the Kremlin looked out their windows and saw the West preparing for war.
In response, they ordered the Soviet Union’s conventional and strategic nuclear forces to go on