The Cuban Missile Crisis & Presidential War Powers
Two essays. The first analyzes Kennedy's decision to use a blockade during the Cuban Missile Crisis. The second examines the historical background & legal questions surrounding Presidential use of war-making power.
An analysis of nuclear proliferation in India, Pakistan, and the Middle East as viewed through the prisms of realism, liberalism, and constructivism. Differences in the arguments based on their particular thinking.
Archigram and Metabolist
The English Archigram movement and the Japanese Metabolist group are compared and contrasted. The former embraced pop culture and high tech innovation and designed imaginary cities of the future where buildings walk and cities move. The Metabolist group incorporated traditional Japanese architectural ideas into the Modernist idiom.
CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS.
Discusses role of print media and government secret activities. Misleading stories presented to the public. Questions whether government has an obligation to tell the American public the truth. Political agenda of media. Bay of Pigs fiasco. Installation of Soviet missiles in Cuba. Secret negotiations. The Kennedy government's Cold War policies.
THE COLD WAR.
Discusses its dominance in world affairs. The United States and the Soviet Union engaged in ideological, political and economic battle. Use of poor, underdeveloped Third World nations in the battle between the two super powers. Major events of the Cold War. Collapse of the Soviet Union. Nuclear threat.
U.S. COLD WAR POLICY.
Examines U.S. foreign policy in the 1960s. Contends that policy was based on Cold War ideology & policy of containment, especially of Communism. & the Soviet Union. American failure in Cuba & Vietnam. Actions of Presidents Kennedy & Johnson. Cuban Missle Crisis, Bay of Pigs, escalation of war in Vietnam.
U.S.-SOVIET ARMS CONTROL.
Uncertainties & obstacles in context of turbulent Soviet politics under Mikhail Gorbachev. Strategic balance, mistrust, negotiations, MX missle, Ronald Reagan policies.
Strangelove in Post-Cold War America
A brief disccussion of the themes in Stanley Kubrick's Cold War film "Dr Strangelove" as they relate to today's society. Kubrick's film as a cautionary tale.