In any event, Central Scotland would have been plastered in anything more than a minimal strike. Even the laughable Hard Rock '82 civil defence exercise hard Grangemouth wiped out, and the attack plan for HR82 was ludicrously low-level (you can find investigative journalist Duncan Campbell's original expose of the folly that was HR82 here: http://www.duncancampbell.org/menu/journalism/newstatesman/newstatesman-1982/hard%20rock.pdf).
All this and more in the potentially unlucky episode 13 of American History Too!
Includes bonus attempt by me to gain pop-culture relevance points. I fail badly as my much younger co-host displays even less awareness of terrible current pop music.
So this week, we cover the JFK assassination. Well, nothing can go wrong with that discussion!
Oh, and it was Oswald. On his own.
If you're quick (and if you don't have institutional access to CWH), you can download the article for free here: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/qdFn3AVCqS7BUx9qSyi9/full
And yes, there is a point to the picture of Donald 'Serious Foreign Policy Credentials' Trump.
It's not a subject that Mark or I were particular familiar with, in historical terms. So, reading accounts of the times, engaging with people's experiences of the crisis, and seeing how the era has been assessed was really eye opening, saddening, and at times anger inducing.
So, if we sound slightly reticent at times, it's because we're thinking really hard about not saying the wrong thing.
Cheers. To my mind, we hesitated and stumbled a lot more more this time. But, I'm glad it's been found to be useful.
Given that the podcast is getting a little more popular, we'd like to have a better logo that doesn't look it was done in a Paintshop Basics For Five Year Olds class. Trouble is – as I noted above – we are rank incompetents in this area.
I know that there are a lot of skilled graphic designers out there. So, I was wondering if anyone would be willing to create a logo for us? I realise that this is isn't as simple as it sounds, and is a big ask considering that our budget amounts to £0.00.
If you'd be willing to help a couple of impoverished, early career academics out, then please do get in touch.
Is it even useful to think about this as the era of McCarthyism? Should it really be Hooverism? And why has the persecution of gays and lesbians during this time gone relatively unremarked until recently? We (attempt to) answer all these questions and more!
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