From: Mordor Illlinois
Sounds like fun Steve. Wish I could join you. You had me at "Stoli".
Just curious-why 1962 instead of 1989? Just wondering.
Also, you got that turn done yet?
Your not going to let me sleep on that turn, are you?
1962 is a lot more "exotic" to most of the younger folks we know. The late intrest in everything "Madmen", "PanAm", and similar movies and TV shows. And a lot of people think the most dangerous time in the cold war was the Cuban missile crisis. Frankly I think 1973, 1983 and 1986 were just as dangerous, just not well publized.
Also, 1962 was in many ways a more refined era. People wore suits and ties to parties, and behavior was more....well regimented. The people who seem most interested in this party are actually youngsters (20-30 Year olds). For them 1962 is as exotic and far away as 1922 or 1862. I'll probably be the oldest one there , and I do have some memories of the time (I was only five). Everyone else wasn't born. And of course a lot of this parties theme revolves around "DR. Strangelove".
The last decade of the Cold War was by far the most dangerous. So many little flashpoints and crises, and all the while the Soviet Union was crumbling away.
I couldn't agree more. Plus there was "near parity". In different fields, one side or the other would hold an advantage , but overall they cancelled out. And both side got very adept at keeping the "close ones" out of the press. EVERYONE has heard of "The Missiles of October", but how many people realize how close we were in 1973 (Yom Kippur war), 1983 (Able Archer) or 1986 ("Submarine races" or the Pershings in Europe vs. the Soviets moving in shore the large number of SSN's and SSGN's to show their "displeasure").
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