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Age of Extremes: The Short Twentieth Century 1914 - 1991
Hobsbawm, Eric
Book
1994
A overview of the history of the years 1914 - 1991.
American Power and the New Mandarins
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1969
Chomsky writes about American power and violence, especially in the context of the Vietnam war, and he focuses especially on the complicity of American intellectuals in supporting and enabling the Ame...
The Anti-Empire Report #153: Cold War Number One: 70 years of daily national stupidity. Cold War Number Two: Still in its youth, but just as
Blum, William
Article
2017
A comentary on current events in Russian and US relations which may be entering a new Cold War, as well as a look back at events through the Cold War period from 1948 to the 1980's.
The Anti-Nuclear Movement in Review: Defeat from the Jaws of Victory
Hall, Wayne
Article
1998
EVERY NOW AND then Time magazine comes out with front cover screaming something like: “Russian Nukes: Is Anyone in Control?” The idea of a fanatic blowing up New York City with a Russian nuclear weapo...
Burying the Typewriter: Childhood Under the Eye of the Secret Police
Bugan, Carmen
Book
2012
Carmen Bugan reflects on what life was like growing up in Romania during the 1980's with a dissident father.
Canada's 1960s: The Ironies of Identity in a Rebellious Era
Palmer, Bryan D.
Book
2008
A history of social movements of the 1960s, including Canada’s student and anti-war movements, the rise of women’s liberation, labour agitation, and Quebec’s independence movement.
Chomsky.Info
Chomsky, Noam
Website
The Noam Chomsky Web site.
The CIA's 60-Year History of Fake News: How the Deep State Corrupted Many American Writers
Whitney, Joel; Scheer, Robert
Article
2017
In this week's episode of "Scheer Intelligence," Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer interviews Joel Whitney, author and co-founder of Guernica magazine.Whitney's new book, "Finks: How the C.I.A. T...
Cold War II
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2007
Chomsky depicts the growing US-Israeli conflict with the Middle East as a potential precursor to the escalation of tensions to Cold War standards - except with nuclear technologies now threatening a v...
The Cold War and the Civil Rights Movement: For Black Liberation Through Socialist Revolution!
Cone, Paul
Article
2010
The mass mobilization of black people in the Southern civil rights movement, and the subsequent Northern ghetto rebellions, disrupted and challenged the racist American bourgeois order. It shattered t...
Exterminism and Cold War
Thompson, Edward; Davis, Mike et al
Book
1982
15 articles on the issues of the arms race and the threat of nuclear war, the Cold War and the peace movemennts.
Four Books on Hegemony and Resistance: Against The Current vol. 120
Vandermeer, John
Article
2006
There are times when a key analysis has a wakeup effect. The last year saw the publication of four books that together have a potential of such an event, at least for those U.S. citizens who are motiv...
The Fourth Branch: How the CIA infiltrated student politics
Hochschild, Adam
Article
2015
Article about the CIA's influence and control over the National Student Association, a relationship that was kept secret for years.
Heretics and Renegades
Deutscher, Isaac
Book
1955
Essasy on the Soviet Union and the Soviet bloc.
How We Ended the Cold War
Tirman, John
Article
1999
Peace activists' demand for an end to nuclear madness played a decisive role.
The I.F. Stone's Weekly Reader
Stone, I.F.
Book
1973
An anthology of 20 years of journalism by independent journalists I.F. Stone.
Imperialism, the Cold War and the Creation of Pakistan
Article
2012
The true intent of the partition was to detach Pakistan from India, create a militarily strategic foothold aimed at the Soviet Union and maintain control over the oil fields of the Middle East.
In a Time of Torment
Stone, I.F.
Book
1968
Independent journalist I.F. Stone on the events and issues of the 1960s.
Jeremy Corbyn Accused of Being Russian 'Collaborator' for Questioning NATO Troop Build-Up on Border
Greenwald, Glenn
Article
2017
The armed forces minister for Britain's right-wing government, Mike Penning, accused Corbyn of being a collaborator with the Kremlin.
Long Way From Home: The story of the Sixties generation in Canada
Kostash, Myrna
Book
1980
An account of the upheavals and transformations experienced by those who came of age in the 1960s, a time when international currents of change intersected with specifically Canadian events and circum...
A Marxist History of the World part 91: The Cold War
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
The Second World War had created a world divided between two imperialist blocs. Their nuclear arsenals acted as a ‘deterrent’, but rivalry and suspicion meant that war was never far away.
Monopoly Capital: An essay on American economic and social order
Baran, Paul A.; Sweezy, Paul M.
Book
1966
An analysis of American capitalism.
Passionate Declarations: Essays on War and Justice
Zinn, Howard
Book
1990
Essays looking at American political ideology.
A People's History of the United States: 1492 - Present
Zinn, Howard
Book
1995
Zinn's history includes those most ignored by typical American textbook history, including Indians, blacks, women and workers.
A People's History of the World: From the Stone Age to the New Millennium
Harman, Chris
Book
1999
Harman describes the shape and course of human history as a narrative of ordinary people forming and re-forming complex societies in pursuit of common human goals.
Perspectives On Power: Reflections on Human Nature and the Social Order
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1997
Chomsky sets down his thoughts on topics ranging from language and human nature, to the Middle East and East Timor.
Queering the Cold War
McCaskell, Tim
Article
2010
A review of the book 'The Canadian War on Queers' and its examination of how homophobia, national security, and queerness unfolded in Canada during the Cold War.
A Question of Torture: CIA Interrogation from the Cold War to the War on Terror
McCoy, Alfred
Book
2006
Chronicles the US government's use of terror as a political instrument
Radical Priorities
Chomsky, Noam; edited by C.P. Otero
Book
1981
Otero presents an analysis and overview of Chomsky's social and political philosophy. For the first time the roots of Chomsky's politics are examined and the relationship to his theory of linguistics ...
A Reluctant Memoir of the '50s and '60s: Against The Current vol. 134
Le Blanc, Paul
Article
2008
I have been asked to write a memoir that would give a sense of the old left/new left realities of the 1950s and ‘60s. That seems quite odd to me (why would I be writing such a thing?), until I look in...
Rethinking Camelot: JFK, the Vietnam War, and US Political Culture
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1993
Chomsky analyzes the Kennedy Administration's policy on the Vietnam War and compares the US Administrations of Presidents Kennedy and Reagan.
The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage
Gitlin, Todd
Book
1987
One of the best books on the Sixties in the U.S., bringing to life the political and cultural currents, including especially the music, which raged during that decade, and setting them in historical c...
The Socialist Register 1976: Volume 13: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The Socialist Register 1977: Volume 14: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1977
The Socialist Register 1983: Volume 20: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1983
Socialist Register 1984: Volume 21: The Uses of Anti-Communism
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1984
Socialist Register 1991: Volume 27: Communist Regimes the Aftermath
Miliband, Ralph; Panitch, Leo (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1991
Socialist Register 1992: Volume 28: New World Order?
Miliband, Ralph; Panitch, Leo (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1992
Towards a New Cold War: Essays on the Current Crisis and How We Got There
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1982
A sobering assessment of American foreign policy from the end of the Vietnam era to Ronald Reagan.
Understanding Power: The Indispensable Chomsky
Chomsky, Noam; edited by Peter R. Mitchell and John Schoeffel
Book
2001
In a series of enlightening and wide-ranging discussions, all published here for the first time, Chomsky radically reinterprets the events of the past three decades, covering topics from foreign polic...
War, Peace and the Media
Zwicker, Barrie
Book
1983
Zwicker argues that press coverage of the USSR is "profoundly uninformative, a journalistic yawn that is helping us sleepwalk toward the biggest slumber of all time: nuclear war."
We're facing a new Cold War
Chomsky, Noam
Article
2015
The linguist and philosopher on the warped coverage of Putin's Russia and the ways we whitewash our war crimes.
What Uncle Sam Really Wants
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1993
Chomsky discusses examples of U.S. intervention and links together events stretching over four decades in regions throughout the world. He provides a quick synopsis of American foreign policy and pain...
World Orders Old and New
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1994
Chomsky surveys the international scene since 1945.
Year 501: The Conquest Continues
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1993
An examination of the U.S. role in the world placed in the long historical perspective of the 500 years that followed the voyages of Columbus.

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The Noam Chomsky Web site.

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Dimitrova, Alexenia
2012
Bulgarian investigative journalist and author Alexenia Dimitrova reveals how she uses Freedom of Information laws in several countries to uncover hidden secrets of the Cold War, how the imprisonment o...
CIA used Doctor Zhivago as a Literary Weapon during the Cold War
Flood, Alison
2014
Newly declassified documents reveal the CIA published Boris Pasternak's Nobel-winning novel to sow unrest among Soviets.
Cold War, today, tomorrow, every day till the end of the world.
The Anti-Empire Report #145
Blum, Willian
2016
The first Cold War performed a lobotomy on Americans, replacing brain matter with anti-communist viral matter, producing more than 70 years of functional national stupidity. For all of you who missed ...
Historiography of the Cold War
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
As soon as the term "Cold War" was popularized to refer to postwar tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union, interpreting the course and origins of the conflict has been a source of hea...
In 1983 'war scare', Soviet leadership feared nuclear surprise attack by U.S.
Hoffman, David E.
2015
A nuclear weapons command exercise by NATO in November 1983 prompted fear in the leadership of the Soviet Union that the maneuvers were a cover for a nuclear surprise attack by the United States, trig...
SAC Nuclear Planning for 1959
U.S. Cold War Nuclear Target Lists Declassified for First Time
Burr, William
2015
The SAC [Strategic Air Command] Atomic Weapons Requirements Study for 1959, produced in June 1956, published December 22, 2015. According to the Plan, H-Bombs were to be used against priority "Air Pow...
Spy Wars
Espionage and Canada from Gouzenko to Glasnost
Granatstein, J.L.; Stafford, David
1990
A survey history of Canad'as "secret" history.

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The International Situation
World United Front & Proletarian Revolution
Article
1977
These Canadian Marxist-Leninists distinguish themselves from those who they perceive as betrayers of the working class -- namely the Communist Party of Canada and other "phoney" communists. In this p...