Seventy years ago today, Germany attacked Poland in what would end up being the darkest chapter in European history. Britain and France were bound to Poland by an alliance and a military pact and promptly declared war on Germany on September 3, 1939, each pulling their large empires into the conflict. The Polish army, ill […]
The Woodstock festival, and the late 1960’s in general, marked a time where generational fractures & cultural clashes were prevalent in American society. This new comprehensive report from the Pew Research Center indicates that there are still substantial differences between younger and older adults in their values, use of technology, work ethics and respect and […]
“If you cut off a piece of fingernail and burn it…that’s what burning human flesh smells like,” said Seiko Fujimoto, who was just three years old when the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima.
The man who took that first historical step and said the famous words was astronaut Neil Armstrong as he stepped cautiously from the lunar lander onto the Moon’s Sea of Tranquility on July 20, 1969.
An estimated 500 million people on earth either watched the event live on TV or listened to it on the radio. The lunar landing was a huge international event both scientifically and politically, it gave the United States a much needed boost of morale as the war in Vietnam was turning into a complete quagmire.
Two-hundred-and-twenty years later, the French street can be just as unruly and explosive. The night ahead of Bastille’s day was marked by wide spread vandalism as 317 cars were burned across France. In the last few years, clashes between disenfranchised French youths and the police have