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Thursday, September 24, 2009

[haw-info] recent on-line articles of interest

To members and friends of Historians Against the War,

 

This is the second in a biweekly series of mailings of links to recent articles that provide historical background on HAW-relevant topics. Suggestions for inclusion are welcome: they can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com.  Members of the working group for this project are listed below.

 

Sincerely,

Matt Bokovoy

Carolyn (Rusti) Eisenberg

Jim O'Brien

Maia Ramnath

Sarah Shields

 

 

 

"The United States in Afghanistan: Eight Years Later"

http://original.antiwar.com/gabriel-kolko/2009/09/23/the-united-states-in-afghanistan-eight-years-later

By Gabriel Kolko, antiwar.com, posted September 24

 

"No More Troops to Afghanistan"

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2009/09/22/no_more_troops_to_afghanistan/

By H. D. S. Greenway, Boston Globe, posted September 23

(historically based article by a mainstream foreign policy columnist)

 

"Us or Them in Afghanistan"

http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175116/ann_jones_us_or_them_in_afghanistan_

By Ann Jones, TomDispatch.com, posted September 20

(not a historical article, strictly speaking, but an extraordinarily well-informed look at the "training" of Afghan soldiers and policement)

 

"Is Afghanistan Vietnam or Iraq? Arguing with Obama and Rubin"

http://www.juancole.com/2009/09/is-afghanistan-vietnam-or-iraq-arguing.html

By Juan Cole, Informed Comment (juancole.com), posted September 17

 

"A Bad Vietnam Lesson for Afghanistan"

http://www.consortiumnews.com/Print/2009/091709a.html

By Douglas Valentine, Consortium News, posted September 17

 

"Is America Hooked on War?"

http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175115

By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch.com, posted September 17

(steps back and looks at the militarized present as a distinct period in US history)

 

"How the Soviet Menace Was Hyped"

http://consortiumnews.com/2009/091509b.html

By Melvin A. Goodman, Consortium News, posted September 15

 

"A Hundred Holocausts: An Insider's Window Into U.S. Nuclear Policy

http://www.truthdig.com/report/print/20090910_a_hundred_holocausts_an_insiders_window_into_us_nuclear_policy

by Daniel Ellsberg, in Truthdig.com, posted September 10

 

"9/11's Living Monuments"

http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175112/rebecca_solnit_9_11_s_living_monuments

By Rebecca Solnit, TomDispatch.com, posted September 10

 

"Entangled Giant"

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/23110

By Garry Wills, New York Review of Books, posted September 10
 
 

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