Gorbachev, Reagan and the End of the Cold War This is one of the better books on the end of the Cold War. Unlike many American accounts, it is not – at least until its very last paragraph – triumphalist in tone. Wilson recognises that Mikhail Gorbachev was by some distance the most important political actor in the dramatic sequence of events between 1985 and 1991. On the American side he rightly identifies Ronald Reagan, George Shultz and George H.W. Bush as the people who mattered most. He is particularly good at giving Secretary of State Shultz his due. Wilson’s main argument is that nothing that happened during the end of the Cold War was planned. The main strength of Wilson’s account lies in his use of recently declassified American documents, as befits a historian employed at the State Department. Errors on points of detail (there are a number) are outweighed by Wilson’s generally balanced interpretation, except in his concluding paragraph, in which he suddenly turns triumphalist.
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6 Documentaries You Can Stream Right Now To Reflect On 9/11 Today marks the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. As we move farther from the day, it has become no less difficult to process the tragedy. Here are six documentaries available for streaming that might help through whatever reflection you choose to observe. The Heroes: "9/11" (available via Amazon Instant) "9/11" counts itself among the strange set of documentaries that have changed course during filming. "A Good Job"(available via HBOGo) Steve Buscemi's directorial debut is about the work of a firefighter in general, but has a pointed segment regarding the World Trade Center, reverently touching on the culture of the job before and after the attacks. Individual Experiences: "9/11 Stories in Fragments" (available via Netflix) "9/11 Stories in Fragments" is a documentary that focuses on individual memories of the day using artifacts and first-hand accounts now kept at the Smithsonian. Indirect Experiences: The Community of Victims:
Clinton: Statement on Signing the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 I have today signed into law S. 735, the "Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996." This legislation is an important step forward in the Federal Government's continuing efforts to combat terrorism. I first transmitted antiterrorism legislation to the Congress in February 1995. Most of the proposals in that legislation, the "Omnibus Counterterrorism Act of 1995," were aimed at fighting international terrorism. Together, these two proposals took a comprehensive approach to fighting terrorism both at home and abroad. —provide broad new Federal jurisdiction to prosecute anyone who commits a terrorist attack in the United States or who uses the United States as a planning ground for attacks overseas; —ban fundraising in the United States that supports terrorist organizations; —require plastic explosives to contain chemical markers so that criminals who use them —like the ones that blew up Pan Am Flight 103 —can be tracked down and prosecuted; In the great 1803 case of Marbury v.
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On Time-Lapse Rocket Ride to Trade Center’s Top, Glimpse of Doomed Tower Continue reading the main story Video An imposingly realistic vision of the old , the ultimately doomed north tower, will begin appearing next month in a most unlikely place: the five special elevators servicing the observatory atop the new 1 World Trade Center. From the moment the doors close until they reopen 47 seconds later on the 102nd floor, a seemingly three-dimensional time-lapse panorama will unfold on three walls of the elevator cabs, as if one were witnessing 515 years of history unfolding at the tip of Manhattan Island. For less than four seconds (roughly proportional to the time the twin towers stood), jarringly familiar pinstripe facades will loom into view on one wall of the cab. There would have been no way around Sept. 11, 2001, said David W. “The event is certainly a key part of history,” he said. Mr. “There were strong opinions and emotional reactions all around,” he said. Photo At first, one feels enclosed in bedrock. The descent experience is more fanciful. Mr.
CNN - Clinton signs anti-terrorism bill - April 24, 1996 The Other Pair This ELT lesson plan is designed around a short film by Sarah Zorik titled The Other Pair and the themes of altruism and empathy. Students watch a short film, write a story, and speak about a story. I would ask all teachers who use Film English to consider buying my book Film in Action as the royalties which I receive from sales help to keep the website completely free. Language level: Pre-intermediate (A2) –Intermediate (B1) Learner type: All ages Time: 60 minutes Activity: Watching a short film, writing a story, and speaking about a story Topic: Empathy and altruism Language: Vocabulary related to shoes, narrative tenses Materials: Short film Downloadable materials: the other pair lesson instructions Support Film English Film English remains ad-free and takes many hours a month to research and write, and hundreds of dollars to sustain. Step 1 Ask your students to come up with as many different types of shoes as they can in 2 minutes. Step 2 Elicit boots, trainers, slippers, flip-flops, etc. Step 3
New York Travel If you had time and money, what are three places in the world that you would visit and why? Would you travel by plane, ship, or train? Would you rather stay in a big hotel, a small inn, or even a youth hostel? Listen to the conversation by pressing the "Play Audio" button and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz. [ Other Audio Options: Play RealMedia | Play Window Media ] Listen to the conversation again as you read the Quiz Script. What kinds of things do you like to do when you visit a new place for the first time? Imagine that you are going on vacation to New York City, and you have $1,500 to spend on your entire week vacation. Want to Tell People About This Listening Activity? Now, write your ideas on a similar topic at Randall's ESL Blog HERE. Randall's Sites: Daily ESL | ESL Blog | EZSlang | Train Your Accent | Tips For Students | Hiking In Utah
Remarks on Operation Restore Hope (May 5, 1993)—Miller Center To all of our distinguished guests from all the services, to General Powell and the Joint Chiefs, Secretary Aspin, Mr. Vice President, ladies and gentlemen, and especially to General Johnston and the men and women of the Unified Task Force in Somalia. General Johnston has just reported to me: Mission accomplished. And so, on behalf of all the American people, I say to you, General, and to all whom you brought with you: Welcome home, and thank you for a job very, very well done. You represent the thousands who served in this crucial operation, in the First Marine Expeditionary Force, in the Army 10th Mountain Division, aboard the Navy's Tripoli Amphibious Ready Group, in the Air Force and Air National Guard airlift squadrons, and in other units in each of our services. Over 30,000 American military personnel served at sometime in these last 5 months in Somalia.
An Epic List of Great Team Building Games Update: After over 100,000 people read our original team building games post, we decided to make an updated version that’s even more epic than the original. We’ve added 8 new games—over 1,500 words of fresh ideas that you can use to build a stronger, happier team. Team building games are a good way to get your team to connect and work together better. Finding the right exercise can be challenging; not every team is comfortable with certain types of activities. Want to save these ideas for later? Here are 32 team building games to choose from, and none of them involve trust falls (whew). Click on the squares below* to learn about each game: Team Building Game #1: What Makes You Tick You could think of this as “what makes you ticked off”, as this is an exercise in learning about each other’s personalities and seeing what kind of personalities will clash. Choose a personality test that isn’t excessively complicated. Back to Top Team Building Game #2: Ideas As Building Blocks Thanks for reading!
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