Moe Berg: Baseball’s Secret Spy

Moe Berg was intelligent, eccentric, a major league baseball player, a renowned quiz show winner, a World War II spy yet largely remains forgotten. Moe Berg isn’t an often written-about baseball star mostly because he wasn’t. These days the term “journey man” would be tagged to his profile although he did have an OK season here and there throughout his career, his best coming with the Chicago White Sox in 1929 where he hit a respectable .287.

Transitioning: Mongolia in the 1990s

Mongolia, as large as it is, has a relatively small population at just over three million people. To put it in perspective, this is a near equivalent to Puerto Rico in population whereas Mongolia has nearly the size of Alaska, or 2.25 Texas’. For Europeans, Mongolia would be the largest country in Europe, if we choose to exclude Russia, besting Ukraine by nearly 300 km. This large nation is dwarfed between behemoths on either side which have sapped its resources over the centuries although its landscape hasn’t permitted for much growth due to its traditional nomadic culture, delaying the benefits that a sedentary base can bring.

The 1980 Republican Primary: A Battle Among Presidents

But in the case of the 1980 Republican Presidential Primary, there were a number of unique instances during the setup to the race. George Bush was taking his chance at running for US President and Ronald Reagan’s previously failed attempt in 1976 was rejuvenated for 1980 while Bob Dole was also beginning to make some moves in the progressive arm of the Republican Party. Most noteworthy, however, was Gerald Ford’s constant teasing about entering the primary if only to get back at Ronald Reagan for running against him in 1976. The 1980 Republican Primary is interesting because it would set the United States’ politics for nearly the next twelve years.

South Vietnam’s War During Peace: 1975-1980

The word “Vietnam” immediately conjures images of guerrilla warfare, the 1960s peace movements and the flight from Saigon from the top of the American embassy. For South Vietnamese, their memories would be quite different. Theirs would be more local and specific since they not only lived through it, as Americans had, but the South Vietnamese also had to live in it.

The Link Between Authoritarianism, Economics and Culture in Ecuador

It is human nature to fall back upon authoritarian leadership. Liberty, freedom and the support of natural human rights is a rarity in human history. Within this paper we’ll look closer specifically at the tumultuous history of Ecuador in the modern era from the early 1900s to the modern day considering their authoritarianism streak and the view that stability and is more often neglected than supported.