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What Role Did Nuclear Weapons Play During The Cold War?

What Role Did Nuclear Weapons Play During The Cold War?

Backbencher April 19, 2013 0

In the second of his two-part series, provoked by the death of Margaret Thatcher,  Sami Steinbock continues the look back to the Cold War.  In my article last week, I looked at one interpretation

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NUCLEAR WEAPONS KEPT THE COLD WAR COLD

NUCLEAR WEAPONS KEPT THE COLD WAR COLD

Backbencher April 12, 2013 1

In the first of a two-part series, Sami Steinbock uses the look-back to the Cold War caused by this week’s death of Margaret Thatcher to ask a salient question The American nuclear attacks of

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What War In Korea Would Actually Look Like?

Backbencher April 11, 2013 1

A shooting war in Korea would be horrific. It must be avoided. On Monday this week, James Snell wrote a piece arguing in favour of a pre-emptive invasion of North Korea. His arguments are compelling

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Secular America: Paine, Jefferson and Madison

Secular America: Paine, Jefferson and Madison

Backbencher April 10, 2013 0

  Thomas Paine (1737-1809) was born in England, but later migrated to America. His two pamphlets Common Sense (1776) and The American Crisis (1776-83) would be highly influential at the beginning of the American

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North Korea: The Bellicose Slave State

North Korea: The Bellicose Slave State

James Snell April 1, 2013 0

  The resumption of hostilities, if it ever comes, in the Korean peninsula would not be surprising. The two nations have had scares in the past, with the North’s shelling of the disputed Yeonpyeong

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Maduro Likely to Win Venezuelan Election

Maduro Likely to Win Venezuelan Election

Tristan Kitchin March 26, 2013 3

  On April 14th Henrique Capriles will challenge for Venezuelan presidency for the second time in six months. This time however Chavez is dead, but he still very much remains the focus. His anointed

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Venezuelan and US relations – Beyond Repair?

Venezuelan and US relations – Beyond Repair?

Tristan Kitchin March 19, 2013 0

The relationship between the USA and Venezuela over the past decade can only be described as shaky at best. Ever since Chavez’s rise to power in 1998 the two nations have struggled to meet

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Rand Paul is the only hope for the GOP

Rand Paul is the only hope for the GOP

Backbencher March 18, 2013 0

Mathieu Vaillancourt, Rand Paul is probably the only candidate who has enough stature to go beyond party lines. Why? Because he goes against the mainstream of the old guard. Since early 2009, except on

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Al Capone and the rise of the American Mafia

Al Capone and the rise of the American Mafia

Tristan Kitchin March 13, 2013 0

  Al Capone, one of America’s most famous gangsters, rose to fame as the leader of the Chicago Mafia during the Prohibition era. Born in 1899, into a respectable family living in Brooklyn, Capone

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Obama and America Need Deep Economic Cuts

Obama and America Need Deep Economic Cuts

James Snell March 4, 2013 2

  The United States has a lot going for it: a vibrant (if gaudy) democracy and strong senses of personal freedom and national self-confidence. It is laid low by the perpetual partisan rumblings of

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