This two picture combination shows, above: in a Oct. 23, 1962 file photo, Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro replies to President Kennedy's naval blockade over Cuban radio and television as seen on a ... more 
This two picture combination shows, above: in a Oct. 23, 1962 file photo, Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro replies to President Kennedy's naval blockade over Cuban radio and television as seen on a television monitor at Key West, Fla.; and below, in a Aug. 9, 2010 file photo, a man walks past souvenir plates featuring Mao Zedong, the founder of the People's Republic of China, right, and an emblem of Kuomintang (National People's Party) that fought Mao's forces in a civil war, at an antique market Monday, in Shanghai. The many long, strange trips that began in 1960 and led, today, to what we know as "the 1960s" can be looked at through several perspectives. One journey begins with the Cuban missile crisis, anti-Communist paranoia and militant radicalism, and emerges as Chairman Mao coffee mugs and Che Guevara T-shirts on sale at the mall. (AP Photos/File, Eugene Hoshiko) less 
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Tue, Nov 30, 2010 12:06 AM EST