Revisiting the Original Cold War

A Review of The Twilight Struggle: What the Cold War Teaches Us about Great-Power Rivalry Today by Hal Brands Review By Justin Kempf A New Cold War On May 1st, 1960 the Soviet Union shot down an American spy plane known as the U-2. The United States used the U-2 for aerial reconnaissance because it... Continue Reading →

Recommended Reading: In Isolation

A Review of In Isolation: Dispatches from Occupied Donbas by Stanislav Aseyev Review By Justin Kempf In Isolation Many of us recognize the Russo-Ukrainian War began in 2014 in the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. However, few of us know much about the conflict before 2022. For so long it was a distant affair in what... Continue Reading →

Finding Home

By Kevin Frazier "Go Home" “Go Home." More than one commentator provided that bit of feedback to my recent piece in the San Francisco Chronicle. In that article, I attempted to describe why Californians (including myself) were increasingly fleeing the Golden State and traveling on the "Zoom Trail" to states like Montana and South Dakota... Continue Reading →

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