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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

[haw-info] Links to recent articles of interest

An aside:  This marks the one-year anniversary of these mailings.  I find about half of the articles myself, and the others come from other people, most frequently Carolyn (Rusti) Eisenberg and Maia Ramnath, both of the HAW Steering Committee.  Suggestions can be sent to me at jimobrien48@gmail.com.  We're looking for articles on HAW-related topics that are either by historians or at least have a good amount of historical background in them.  We include up to ten articles in each mailing – usually ten because it seems as if a lot of good things are being written.  Many thanks to people who have written to make suggestions or give feedback.  Jim O'Brien (co-chair of HAW and coordinator of these lists)



By Jonathan Steele, London Review of Books, September 9 issue

On the past and present of the Taliban, by a veteran journalist


"Will Our Generals Ever Shut Up? The Military's Media Megaphone and the U.S. Global Military Presence"


By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch.com, posted September 7

On the erosion of civilian control of foreign policy


"Turning Iraq into a 'Good War': How the Obama Administration Adopted the Bush/Petraeus Story Line"


By Gareth Porter, CounterPunch.org, posted September 7


"Our 'Dumb Wars' Will Go On"


By Stanley Kutler, TruthDig.com, posted September 6

The author is an emeritus professor of history at the University of Wisconsin


"History Repeats Itself in Anti-Islamic Mood"


By Jonathan Zimmerman, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, posted September 2

Makes historical parallel with anti-Catholicism


"The Speech President Obama Should Give about the Iraq War (But Won't)


By Juan Cole, Informed Comment, posted August 31

The author teaches Middle East history at the University of Michigan


"The Unmaking of a Company Man: An Education Begun in the Shadow of the Brandenburg Gate"


By Andrew Bacevich, TomDispatch.com, posted August 26

The author teaches history and international relations at Boston University


"General McChrystal, General Petraeus, and General Confusion"


By Michael H. Hunt, History News Network, posted August 23

The author is a professor of history emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


"Spinning the U.S. Failure in Iraq"


By Robert Parry, Consortiumnews.com, posted August 20


"Presidents Flying Blind"


By Andrew J. Bacevich, History News Network, posted August 20 (from Los Angeles Times, August 19)




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