Nixon, Kissinger and Vietnam - Cold War

Nixon, Kissinger and Vietnam - Cold War
So Nixon and Kissinger do something that’s really strange. They say that the secretary of state William Rogers is speaking for administration and speaking for the White House, but really Nixon and Kissinger, who was sort of taken power into the White House. They’re admitting that State Department is […]

Henry Kissinger - Cold War

Henry Kissinger - Cold War
Nixon also is a pretty smart guy. He knows the world. He is world-traveler. In that time called the special assistant of national security affairs. There wasn’t really a big position. Most the time throughout the Cold War the secretary of state ran American foreign policy. Nixon changed all that. William […]

US foreign policy under Nixon - Cold War

US foreign policy under Nixon - Cold War
But he had a plan for foreign policy. His plan was not to do what Kennedy did. Not to try to contain to Soviet Union, because Nixon figured the Soviet Union was too powerful now to contain. You couldn’t just contain the Soviet Union like you could in […]

Quick biography of Richard Nixon - Cold War

Quick biography of Richard Nixon - Cold War
This will be a quick biography of Nixon. He’s got his reputation in 1950 investigating communists in the US government. You know he was in charge of something called the House Committee on Un-American Activities, he went after Alger Hiss, he was sort of like John McCarthy, but […]

Richard Nixon and the war in Vietnam - Cold War

. Richard Nixon and the war in Vietnam - Cold War
A lot of this what is going in America in 1968 is really similar to what is going on now. It really is very similar especially politically. You have an increasingly unpopular war that was supposed to get over quickly. You have a president who […]

Helsinki - Cold War

Helsinki - Cold War
They also didn’t like the American attitude to something called Helsinki. I can’t talk enough about Helsinki really because it was a turning point in the Cold War and nobody knew it at the time, nobody could even think about it.
The Helsinki Articles are contoversial for a few reasons:
1) The Russians always […]

The Six-Day War and the Yom Kippur War - Cold War

The Six-Day War and the Yom Kippur War - Cold War
In 1967 Israeli looked like they were gonna be pushed into the sea by this conspiracy Arab states around them to attack all at once. Six-Day War was a great humiliation to the Arab states. The Arab states were humiliated because Israel – this tiny, […]

The oil embargo - Cold War

The oil embargo - Cold War
In 4, 5 weeks the Arabs were furious at the Americans. They do something in the middle of the war that Americans had no idea how much it is going to hurt. In the 1950s and the 1960s the Americans basically had to deal with the Middle East countries: “You […]

Watergate - Cold War

Watergate - Cold War
Richard Nixon was a paranoid guy. He thought he had enemies everywhere. He is reading these writers on “New York Times” and he asks “How did they know this? There’s got to be somebody in the White House that tells them these stories.” He’s telling this to Kissinger: “Is it […]

Społeczny kontekst wielokulturowości społeczeństwa Amerykańskiego

Społeczny kontekst wielokulturowości społeczeństwa Amerykańskiego
Społeczeństwo amerykańskie posiada wieloetniczny, wielowyznaniowy, wielorasowy charakter. Stąd określa się je mianem społeczeństwa pluralistycznego bądź wielokulturowego.
Wielokulturowość jest zjawiskiem polegającym na współwystępowaniu na ograniczonej granicami państwowo-terytorialnymi przestrzeni dwu lub większej ilości grup o odrębnych językach, wyznaniach, obyczajach, tradycjach i systemach organizacji społecznej. Współwystępowanie kultur w Stanach Zjednoczonych jest następstwem kontaktu kulturowego, […]