The End of the Cold War–Seeing Gorbachev in His Bathrobe

 Cold War Perhaps the most significant feature of international relations that shaped how baby boomers viewed their place in the world was the Cold War between the US and the USSR. This conflict between nuclear armed behemoths was an existential threat and the principal organizing principle for most of the world’s countries and people from […]

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Murder Most Foul, by Bob Dylan

Perhaps no historical event had more influence on early baby boomers (those born, let’s say, between 1946 and 1955) than the tragic and brutal assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas in November 1963.  And no doubt the most influential cultural icon for these same boomers than poet/folk-rock singer Bob Dylan.  His first […]

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