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The consequence of the Bay of Pigs failure wasnt an acceptance of Castro and his control of Cuba but, rather, a renewed determination to bring him down by stealth.
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Few American presidents are held in higher esteem than Thomas Jefferson. Though historians have scrutinized every phase of his long public career and found him wanting in a number of respects, he holds an unshakable place in the pantheon of American heroes.

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American politics is theatre. There is a frightening emotionalism at national conventions.

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In counterfactual history, nothing is certain.

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How different our national perspective would be had Johnson, rather than Nixon, served from 1969 to 1973.

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The CIA's official history of the Bay of Pigs operation is filled with dramatic and harrowing details that not only lay bare the strategic, logistical, and political problems that doomed the invasion, but also how the still-green President John F. Kennedy scrambled to keep the U.S. from entering into a full conflict with Cuba.

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How many State of the Union addresses do people remember? They don't resonate that way.

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Obama is cutting back on the idea that we're going to have Jeffersonian democracy in Pakistan or anywhere else.

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Unity is Obama's theme.

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McGeorge Bundy was a brilliant man who'd had a meteoric academic career and was the youngest man ever to be dean of the Harvard faculty. But he was also arrogant and looked upon all sorts of people and politicians as not to be taken all that seriously.

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Despite an unqualified understanding that U.S. national security was inextricably bound up with Britain's survival, F.D.R. knew that his reelection in part rested on the hope that he would keep the country out of war.

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The Atlantic conference in the North Atlantic off Newfoundland is a dramatic moment in World War II history because for the first time, Roosevelt and Churchill are meeting face to face in this war.

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