Tag Archives: Vietnam

What Was the Cold War?

 The decades-long “Cold War” (1947-1989) between the United States and the Soviet Union was so named because the two global powers never came to direct blows. Yet, the war was not without its victims. In fact, millions of Cubans, Koreans and Vietnamese suffered under Communist tyranny. In this video, Renowned British historian Andrew Roberts […]

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Memorial Day Weekend, 2017

On Memorial Day, we remember all the members of our armed services who paid the ultimate price in service to this great country. Our eternal gratitude.

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Memorial Day 2016

On Memorial Day, we remember all the members of our armed services who paid the ultimate price in service to this great country. Our eternal gratitude.

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Veteran’s Day, 2014: My Favorite Veteran, Rabbi Abraham Avrech z’l

My father, Rabbi Chaplain Abraham Avrech passed away on March 15, 2014. This is the first Veteran’s Day without my father’s physical presence in this world. He is gone, but like all veteran’s certainly not forgotten. Take a moment to ponder the enormous sacrifices made by our nation’s heroes and their families. Millions and millions […]

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Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1960s: Bye Bye Birdie

We continue our survey of the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1960s. For the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1950s, click here. For the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1940s, click here. For the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1930s click here. For the Twenty Greatest Movies of the 1920s click here. 8. Bye Bye […]

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John Wayne: American

Scott Eyman’s superb new biography, “John Wayne: The Life and Legend” is an exhaustive look at Wayne’s long life and career as Hollywood’s most iconic star. Eyman points out time and again that Duke—no one called him John, Jack, or his birth name, Marion—was not just Hollywood’s greatest star, but a symbol of America and […]

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Veteran’s Day, 2013: Rabbi Abraham Avrech, My Favorite Veteran

Today we honor our veterans—the living and the dead. Take a moment to ponder the enormous sacrifices made by our nation’s heroes and their families. Millions and millions of people all over the world are forever in their debt. Keep in mind that the U.S.military has freed more people on this earth from tyranny and […]

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The Centurions: The Prophetic Vision of Jean Lartéguy

In 1960, The Centurions, a French novel of Indo-China (Vietnam) and the Algerian insurgency, by Jean Lartéguy (b. Jean Pierre Lucien Osty), a highly decorated soldier and journalist, was a blockbuster in France. The book, a brilliant portrait of those who fight a nation’s dirty little wars, and the craven political class who command them, men who […]

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Veteran’s Day, 2012: Rabbi Abraham Avrech, My Favorite Veteran

Today we honor our veterans—the living and the dead. Take a moment to ponder the enormous sacrifices made by our nation’s heroes and their families. Millions and millions of people all over the world are forever in their debt. Keep in mind that the U.S.military has freed more people on this earth from tyranny and […]

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