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  • Pax Americana

    To the Editor:

    I have been wondering how many people are familiar with this term. And, for those who have heard it, who knows what it refers to?

    From Latin, it literally means “American Peace.” However, in the modern sense, it has come to indicate “the military and economic position of the United States in relation to other nations.” Consider the evolution of weaponry in the last half century, and understand that the United States is the only “superpower” in the world!

  • JFK Assassination 50 Years Later: Who Cares?

    To the Editor:

    On November 22, 1963, the United States of America was involved in what was known as “The Cold War.”  The term, first used by George Orwell in a post-World War II essay about the atomic bomb, referred to the relationship between the two emerging “superpowers,” the United States and the Soviet Union. With Hitler removed as a common enemy, former allies – then US President Harry Truman and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin – began jockeying for position as a global power.