Henry Kissinger political scientist, diplomat, and geopolitical consultant explains why US Military had to be reorganized. All out war with the Soviet Union would be perilous. Kissinger was against a policy of all out retaliation. Nuclear deterrence stopped in some respects the two superpowers from going to full scale total war. Yet, this did not […]Read more "Henry Kissinger on The Soviet Union, US Military, and Nuclear Deterrence (1958)"
This Spanish newsreel shows Gamal Abdel Nasser meeting with Francisco Franco. This was reported in 1960 when Nasser was en route to the United Nations. The Spanish dictator was unwilling to give up Spain’s colonial possessions. Nasser on the other hand was dedicated to anti-colonial politics. However, Spain was not able to retain Morocco. He […]Read more "Nasser Visits Franco in Madrid (1960)"
Aldous Huxley the author of Brave New World is interviewed by Mike Wallace in this video. Here Aldous Huxley discusses what could become the major threats to freedom. Huxley does not say that such a development could be linked to a single person, rather a combination of factors. overpopulation could cause a level of social unrest […]Read more "Aldous Huxley Interview (1958)"
The rise of video games became a phenomenon. Children and adults would start buying video game systems more in the 1980s. The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) came to the United States and became a large hit . This segment from ABC’s 20/20 show which aired in 1988. At the time Nintendo was the dominant video […]Read more "Nintendo Entertainment System Segment on ABC News (1988)"
This rare footage shows Martin Luther King and Malcolm X meeting face to face for the first time. This happened on March 26, 1964 in Washington DC. The two civil rights leaders were at the US Capitol following a press conference in regards to a senate hearing on the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The […]Read more "Martin Luther King and Malcolm X Meet Face to Face (1964)"
First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt in this video recording explains the importance peace and human rights. After witnessing the horrors of World War II, Eleanor Roosevelt became active in the United Nations. She served as the first chairperson of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in 1946. The previous year President Harry S. Truman appointed […]Read more "Eleanor Roosevelt on Human Rights,War, and Peace"
Nat King Cole sings “The Christmas Song” in this 1961 video. The song was originally written by Mel Tome and Bob Wells in 1945. The first recording was in 1946 by the Nat King Cole Trio. There have been multiple versions by various musicians and artists, but the Nat King Cole version is the definitive one. […]Read more "Nat King Cole Sings The Christmas Song (1961)"