Asvi Warman Adam, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) Between October 1965 and March 1966, members and supporters of Indonesia’s Communist Party (PKI), the third largest in the world at the … Continue Reading How Indonesia’s 1965-1966 Anti-Communist Purge Remade a Nation and the World
Jonathan Schroeder, Rochester Institute of Technology and Janet Borgerson, DePaul University When we hear the word “stereo” today, we might simply think of a sound system, as in “turn on … Continue Reading How Stereo Was First Sold To a Skeptical Public
Fifty years ago, on Jan. 21, 1968, the Cold War grew significantly colder. It was on this day that an American B-52G Stratofortress bomber, carrying four nuclear bombs, crashed onto … Continue Reading 50 Years Ago, a US military Jet Crashed in Greenland – With 4 Nuclear Bombs On Board
General Augusto Pinochet Ugarte, a career military officer, was appointed Commander in Chief of the Chilean army by President Salvador Allende on August 1973. Eighteen days later, with the connivance, … Continue Reading World Politics Explainer: Pinochet’s Chile
According to The Times the late Michael Foot, the former leader of the Labour Party, was a Soviet “confidential contact” on the payroll of the KGB to the tune of £37,000 (in today’s money). This might come as something of a shock to followers of British espionage news, who have long assumed that such claims were nonsense – especially after this was found to be the case in the High Court in 1995.
With the return of age-old allegations about Michael Foot appearing in the press again a few days ago, allegations widely debunked and mocked online and from senior Labour figures, we … Continue Reading Was Michael Foot a Soviet Agent? No, But Such Smears Are Common