Mark Bowden of Black Hawk Down fame chronicles the next U.S. military quagmire: involvement in the Colombian drug war.
A remarkable transformation has occurred in American thought. It's one of those transformations that's imperceptible while it's happening, but seems breathtaking when looked upon in retrospect. I believe historians will almost certainly remark upon the 1990s as the linchpin decade that marked a radical shift in the American mindset.
A people on the verge of war. An enemy rumored to be capable of using a highly infectious disease as a weapon. A risky but proven inoculation to prevent the disease. Public health officials who won’t allow inoculation for fear of its consequences. A leader named George. The United States, 2002? No. Colonial America, 1775.
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is putting up audio and video archives of the past 50 years on the net.