The Myths of JFK!

In this episode, we go myth busting. Our target is “Camelot” itself.

It’s the 60th anniversary of the election of John F. Kennedy and since his untimely death in 1963, he has been elevated to liberal sainthood by all parts of the establishment. We discuss JFK’s legacy, and debunk the many enduring lies that people–from Oliver Stone to QAnon to today’s liberal scholars and media– still believe about John Kennedy’s saintly acts, whose politics have lived on in Clinton, Obama, and now Joe Biden.

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We get into John and Robert Kennedy’s relationship with the red-baiting Joe McCarthy; and JFK’s role as a  civil rights “hero” (while simultaneously wire-tapping Martin Luther King).  We also pierce the myth, perpetuated by Oliver Stone’s film “JFK”,  that Kennedy wanted to withdraw troops from Vietnam and end the Cold  War.

December 20th is also the 29th anniversary of the release of Oliver Stone’s film and we take particular aim at its falsehoods.

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Bob takes on Reagan’s America

The latest U.S. history lecture from Green and Red Podcast co-host, and University of Houston history professor, Bob Buzzanco.

We hear about the aftermath of Watergate. The 1980s–the Backlash Continues: Reagan and the Triumphant Right.

The Moral Majority and Phyllis Schlafly; Reagan’sEvil Empire Speech; Reverse Robin Hood Economics and De-Industrialization in placeslike Youngstown. The new New Cold War; SDI and slaughters in Central America. And then the cultural resistance of the period that includes Punk and Hip Hop.  And ends with Rodney King and the LA Rebellion. Continue reading “Bob takes on Reagan’s America”

The Cold War at Home: Conformity and Its Discontents

The latest U.S. history lecture from Green and Red Podcast co-host, and University of Houston history professor, Bob Buzzanco.

In this lecture, he gets into The Cold War at Home. He talks about “Duck and Cover”; the Hollywood Ten; Levittown; End of McCarthyism; Margaret Chase Smith and Joseph Welch.

Plus, 1950s culture and economy; the military-industrial complex; Man in the Grey Flannel Suit; Conformity. The “other” 1950s, the counterculture; “Little Boxes,” Hep Cats, Jazz, Miles Davis. Continue reading “The Cold War at Home: Conformity and Its Discontents”

Iran, Guatemala, Cuba and the Cold War at Home

The latest and greatest from Green and Red Podcast co-host, and University of Houston history professor, Bob Buzzanco.

More Cold War in the Third World–Iran, Guatemala, Cuba, Chile. Resources and trade, not democracy; America against nationalism and neutralism.

The Cold War at Home: McCarthyism, Who Lost China?, Labor and Taft-Hartley; Containing African Americans–Robeson and Dubois; The Cold War on Women–Baby Booms and June Cleaver. Continue reading “Iran, Guatemala, Cuba and the Cold War at Home”

Hot Takes on the Cold War in the Third World!

Hot Take! Buzzanco’s latest is on Cold War/Hot War in the “Third World”

He discusses the Cold War in Asia and covers Chinese Civil War: Mao Zedong [CCP] vs. Jiang Jieshi [Guomindang] Plus The “China Lobby” and the Korean War. And then the expansion of the American National Security State with NSC-68 and Military Keynesianism.

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The Early Cold War Years with Prof. Bob Buzzanco

The latest and greatest from Green and Red Podcast co-host, and University of Houston history professor, Bob Buzzanco.

In this lecture, Buzzanco talk about the The early days of the Cold War–Bretton Woods, Containment, Marshall Plan. United Nations.

And then “To maintain this position of disparity.” Truman Doctrine, Berlin Blockade, NATO, the National Security State. Continue reading “The Early Cold War Years with Prof. Bob Buzzanco”