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Thursday, November 05, 2009

[haw-info] links to recent articles of interest

To members and friends of Historians Against the War,

 

This is the fourth biweekly mailing of links to recent articles by historians on HAW-relevant topics – or articles by other writers that that provide historical background on these.  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

 

 

"Honduras: Solution or Stall?"

http://www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/23026

By Greg Grandin, Z-Net, posted November 2

 

"Afghanistan as a Bailout State"

http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175133/afghanistan_as_a_bailout_state

By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch.com, posted November 1

(applies Vietnam lessons in critiquing all the mainstream policy options under discussion in Washington)

 

"Afghanistan Déjà vu? Lessons from the Soviet Eperience"

http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB292/index.htm

Edited by Svetlana Savranskaya, National Security Archive, posted October 30

(contains links to several Soviet primary sources and several newspaper articles based on them, including the Sebestyen op-ed piece listed below)

 

"Transcripts of Defeat"

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/29/opinion/29sebestyen.html?_r=1&ref=todayspaper

By Victor Sebestyen, New York Times, October 29

(on the Soviet defeat in Afghanistan and its parallels to the present)

 

"Is Obama's Iran Policy Doomed to Fail?"

http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175132/dilip_hiro_is_obama_s_iran_policy_doomed_to_fail_

By Dilip Hiro, TomDispatch.com, posted October 29

 

"What Savvy Leaders Could Do to Move Toward a Nuclear-Free World (Obama--Are You Listening?)"

http://hnn.us/articles/118941.html

By Lawrence S. Wittner, History News Network, posted October 26

 

"Review of Alfred W. McCoy, Policing America's Empire: The United States, the Philippines and the Rise of the Surveillance State"

http://www.hnn.us/roundup/entries/118909.html

By Jeremy Kuzmarov, History News Network, posted October 24

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