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Miller Center: New Perspectives On the Cuban Missile Crisis

Fifty years ago this month, President John F. Kennedy told the nation that “unmistakable evidence has established the fact that a series of offensive missile sites is now in preparation” in Cuba and that a military “quarantine” of the island was underway. On the anniversary of that address, a panel of scholars met at UVa’s … Continue reading

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What To Know About Knowing Charlottesville

We moved to Mr. Jefferson’s city in 2001 in the hopes of attending the University. Life, as is so often the case, took me in a different direction. Like all college towns, though, Charlottesville abounds in opportunities to drink in knowledge – especially for history/political science/film/art/theater nerds like me. And to me, nothing counts until … Continue reading