Stephen Kinzer’s All the Shah’s Men is one of those books far too few Americans have read.. In All The Shah’s Men, Kinzer details how the CIA led a coup to overthrow the democratically elected Iranian government of Mohammad Mosoddegh after his decision to nationalize Iran’s oil industry. Since many Americans don’t realize the reality… Continue reading Reviewing All the Shah’s Men
Stephen Kinzer’s Overthrow reviews a century of America’s overthrowing governments from Hawaii to Iraq. Overthrow is simply one of the most consequential books I have ever read about American foreign policy. Given what is happening in Syria and Chile and the reality of the 2020 election, people interested in politics would do well to read… Continue reading Reviewing Overthrow
This version of news updates has stories on adding a citizenship question to the census, pay for the women’s soccer team, the legality of the Affordable Care Act, and Iran enriching uranium.
The post entitled The State of American Health care contains all the information discussed in the podcast. The links to the relevant sections of the CIA’s World Factbook can be found in this post too. My health care tag lists all the health care content I have produced. Every time I blog or podcast about… Continue reading America’s Failing Health Care System
On December 8, 1953, President Eisenhower delivered his Atoms for Peace speech. Eisenhower believed the sharing of nuclear technology for peaceful purposes would limit the development of nuclear weapons.