#InContext: Dwight D. Eisenhower

By: TAKIM WILLIAMS The Cold War was in full swing when Dwight D. Eisenhower was elected president of the United States for the second time. Soviet tanks had violently smothered Hungarian protesters months before the election, which Eisenhower mentions in his second inaugural address in January 1957, “Budapest is no longer merely the name of … Continue reading #InContext: Dwight D. Eisenhower

#InContext: Oscar Arias Sanchez

By: TAKIM WILLIAMS Oscar Arias Sanchez was elected president of Costa Rica in 1986, in the midst of the Cold War. While the United States and the Soviet Union stared each other down across the Pacific ocean, the ideological conflict between the two superpowers played out in miniature in the civil wars that ravaged Central … Continue reading #InContext: Oscar Arias Sanchez