Colonialism

After 237 years, we’re becoming a colony again. Read more...
Newstalgia Reference Room - Free-For-All At The UN - 1961
Newstalgia Reference Room - Free-for-all at the UN. In the middle of a UN address by U.S. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson, a protest erupted into violence on the floor of the General Assembly over the recent events in the Congo and the assassination of President Patrice Lumumba. On February 22, 1961. Read more...
Newstalgia Reference Room - Back Then It Was Algeria - 1957
Newstalgia Reference Room - The Algerian War for Independence 1954-1962 and beyond. Read more...
Digging Around Africa - Tunisia In 1958
(Tunisia in February of 1958 - Harbinger of things to come very shortly) Continuing our occasional survey of Africa during and post-Independence mo Read more...
In an op-ed in Sunday's WaPo, CJCS Admiral Mullen advanced the theory that America is a reluctant Empire, a hegemon only because its allies trust it Read more...

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Tom Ricks, hagiographer to generals and much-lauded fellow of the Obama administration's "counterinsurgency HQ" at the Center for a New American Sec Read more...
Confined Space: The final post at what has been one of the most consistently informative sites in the blogosphere. Good luck, Jordan, we'll miss y Read more...
The Register: The US has claimed "dibs" on the Universe with its new space policy. The document, signed by President Bush, was released on Read more...