Tag: Cold War

How the Cold War Defined Scientific Freedom

The conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union, says NSC-68, the planning document adopted by the Truman administration in 1950 and one of the foundational texts of the early Cold War, was between freedom and totalitarianism. The fundamental purpose of the United States, it argues, is to “assure the integrity and vitality of […]

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The Amnesia of the U.S. Foreign Policy Establishment

“Donald Trump is undermining the rules-based international order.” The Economist’s headline last summer summarized a common refrain within America’s foreign policy establishment. Trump “wants to undo the liberal international order the United States built,” Thomas Wright of the Brookings Institution warned on Inauguration Day in 2017. Trump could “bring to an end the United States’ […]

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Oscar Contender ‘Cold War’ Gets A Gorgeous New Trailer

[embedded content] Share This Video Polish filmmaker Paweł Pawlikowski’s last feature, Ida, won Best Foreign Language Film at the 2015 Academy Awards. He might repeat the achievement at this year’s Oscars, even with strong competition with fellow short-listed titles Burning, Shoplifters, and frontrunner Roma. A black-and-white period piece that already won Best Director at Cannes, […]

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Chess Is Back

Tuesday, in central London, as Theresa May unveiled a freshly forged Brexit deal, American Fabiano Caruana and Norwegian Magnus Carlsen played out a procedural draw in game four of their World Chess Championship showdown, leaving the best-of-twelve battle delicately poised at two points apiece. The day’s biggest drama had unfolded hours before the two young […]

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