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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

[haw-info] HAW Notes (including links to recent articles of interest)

To members and friends of Historians Against the War,

The "Remembering Howard Zinn" session April 9, co-sponsored by HAW and the Labor and Working Class History Association (LAWCHA) at the Organization of American Historians annual meeting, was well attended and warm-spirited.  An account appears on the Zinn Education Project's web site, at http://www.zinnedproject.org/posts/6187.  The full text of Staughton Lynd's featured speech at the session is also on the Zinn Education Project site and is included in the list below.

Links to Recent Articles of Interest

"Howard Zinn, Historian"
By Staughton Lynd (talk given in the "Remembering Howard Zinn" OAH session), posted April 12

"Left & Right: Prospects for Peace"


Symposium in The American Conservative, May 1 issue, posted April 12
On the prospects for unity of progressives and conservatives opposed to US wars

Interview with Andrew Bacevich on "Bill Moyers Journal"
Transcript of interview, mainly on Afghanistan, conducted April 9
Andrew Bacevich teaches history and international relations at Boston University

"Two, Three, Many Afghanistans"
By Michael Klare, The Nation, April 26 issue, posted April 7

"Micro-Geography Matters in Jerusalem"
By Dror Wahrman, History News Network, posted April 5
The author teaches history at Indiana University Bloomington

"Legitimation Crisis in Afghanistan"
By William R. Polk, The Nation, April 19 issue, posted April 1

"Can Anyone Pacify the World's Number One Narco-State? The Opium Wars in Afghanistan"
By Alfred McCoy, TomDispatch.com, posted March 30
The author teaches history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

"The Texas State Board of Education and History Standards: A Teacher's Perspective"
By Ron Briley, History News Network, posted March 29
The author is a longtime history teacher, and currently assistant headmaster, at the Sandia Preparatory School

"Lying About Nuclear Weapons"
By Lawrence S. Wittner, History News Network, posted March 29
The author teaches history at SUNY Albany

"The 'Long War' Quagmire
By Tom Hayden, Los Angeles Times, posted March 28

Suggestions for these (more or less) biweekly lists can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com.  Thanks to Miriam Jackson and Larry Wittner for sending suggestions for this week's list, along with Carolyn (Rusti) Eisenberg from the HAW working group for this project.


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