“You say you want a revolution?”

“You say you want a revolution” is a line every Beatles fan knows. It’s from the song “Revolution” on the Beatles’ famed double album known as The White Album. John Lennon was inspired to write the song after watching news about the student riots in Paris in May of 1968. Like many people around the … Read more

“We will bury you!” (Or something like that.)

On November 18, 1956, Communist leader Nikita Khrushchev, the head of the Soviet Union, attended a party at the Polish Embassy in Moscow. At that event, he made some boasting comments about the competition between Communism and “capitalist states” like the US. One of those comments included what would become Khrushchev’s most famous (and infamous) … Read more