Category Archives: History

My Time Magazine Column on the Syrian Refugee Crisis

10372522_10152195008896491_2022604163270194960_nWe have seen the heartbreaking images of Syrians in desperate attempts to flee their war-torn homeland. All they want is to find safety in Europe, away from the conflict in the Middle East.

Thousands of Syrians each day are making this dangerous journey. They are tired, scared and hungry. What should the international community do? Start welcoming them.

See my full commentary at Time.com

Originally published at History News Network (HNN)

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President Carter Signs Nuclear Free Zone Treaty for Latin America

President Carter signing the Treaty of Tlatelolco which makes Latin America a nuclear weapons free zone. See the video on YouTube.

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Video: President Kennedy Signs the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

President John F. Kennedy signing the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty in 1963. The treaty banned nuclear testing in the atmosphere, underwater and outerspace. Underground testing would continue but the treaty was a first step toward the not yet achieved goal of ending all nuclear testing. See the video on YouTube.

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Video: President Eisenhower discusses the Geneva Conference and Open Skies

President Dwight Eisenhower discusses the July, 1955 Geneva Conference and his Open Skies peace proposal to the Soviet Union. See the video on YouTube.

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Video: The Marshall Plan at Work in Great Britain

Video of the Marshall Plan reconstruction in Great Britain after World War II. See the video on YouTube.

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Marshall’s Speech and Winning the Peace

On June 5, 1947 America’s greatest peace adventure got started with a speech by Secretary of State George C. Marshall. It was a commencement address at Harvard University. It set in motion a masterful plan to rebuild Europe from the ashes of World War II.

Read the full article at The Huffington Post.

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Video: Dwight Eisenhower, The Chance for Peace

An excerpt from President Dwight Eisenhower’s Chance for Peace Speech in April, 1953. See the video on YouTube.

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