The world in many ways was much like now. The geo-political landscape was constantly changing. Then, there was the threat from the USSR because Joseph Stalin died March 5 leaving an obviously struggle inside the Kremlin. Then, it was the Korean Conflict and the multiple events, sometimes called brushfire incidents, the Kremlin and Washington DC acted out their ideological differences at a local level.  Then, we had just elected Dwight David Eisenhower as president and the build up of the military industrial complex was coming on line. And, then, we had the roiling of America over McCarthyism, the House Committee investigating supposed un-American activities, a rampage by  Joe McCarthy to purge the country of any echo of free speech that might damage his idea of what was America. Continue reading