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1979: The Year When The World Lost Its Innocence

Snapshot<p>Whether the ‘Death of Innocence’ is temporary or permanent is hard to say. But the post-1979 world has exhibited evil in proportions that …

Cold War

Checkpoint Charlie

What was the Iron Curtain?

THE IRON CURTAIN: The Soviet Boarder

Churchill's "Iron Curtain" Speech

Cold War - Iron Curtain [E2/24]

Winston Churchill Did Not Coin the Phrase 'Iron Curtain'

Exactly 69 years ago, on Mar. 5, 1946, Winston Churchill stood in a college gymnasium in Fulton, Mo., at the beginning of the Cold War, while …

Winston Churchill

See Photos From the Speech that Made 'Iron Curtain' a Household Term

Caption from LIFE. Churchill speaks in the gym from a rostrum decorated with shrubs and radio microphones. His small aud<p>... VIEW MORE<p>George …

Winston Churchill

Before shopping was shopping: Storefront photos from behind the Iron Curtain

Photographer David Hlynsky knows what shopping was like in the former U.S.S.R. before the age of capitalism—and according to him, it was better in some ways. Hlynsky’s book published earlier this year, <i>Window Shopping through the Iron Curtain,</i> features photos of over a hundred storefronts in the …


Willis Conover, The Voice Of Jazz Behind The Iron Curtain

Willis Conover was known around the world, but not so much at home. He was the voice of jazz over the Voice of America for more than 40 years, most of it during the Cold War.<p>Imagine what it was like to sit in the dark of a hushed room in Prague, Moscow or Warsaw in the 1960s, fiddle with the dial …