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Friday, July 30, 2010

[haw-info] links to recent articles of interest

These recent-article mailings are posted at http://blog.historiansagainstwar.org. Suggestions for inclusion in the lists can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com.

"The End of (Military) History? The United States, Israel, and the Failure of the Western Way of War"


By Andrew Bacevich, TomDispatch.com, posted July 29

The author teaches history and international relations at Boston University


"Obama's Legacy: Afghanistan"


By Garry Wills, New York Review of Books blog, posted July 27

The author is a professor of history emeritus at Northwestern University


"Imperial Overkill and the Death of U.S. Empire"


By Francis Shor, Foreign Policy in Focus, posted July 27

The author teaches history at Wayne State University


"Dan Ellsberg on WickiLeaks & the Essential Democratic Question: Who Will Tell the People?"


By John Nichols, The Nation blog, posted July 26


"The Opposites Game: All the Strangeness of Our American World in One Article"


By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch.com, posted July 26

Partly historical musings based on a little-noticed Washington Post story on the US military's purchase of Russian helicopters for use in Afghanistan


"Palin on the Ground Zero Mosque vs. the Founding Fathers"


By Juan Cole, Informed Comment blog, posted July 19

The author teaches history at the University of Michigan.


"Leaving Iraq: The Ruin They'll Leave Behind"


By Patrick Cockburn, Counterpunch.org, posted July 19


"Death on Your Doorstep: What Sebastian Junger and Restrepo Won't Tell You About War"


By Nick Turse, TomDispatch.com, posted July 13


"The Divergence of America and Israel"


By Shibil Siddiqi, Foreign Policy in Focus, posted July 12

A complex, historically based analysis

Monday, July 26, 2010

[haw-info] Oppose the War Funding ! TIME SENSITIVE 1-888-493-5443

Please circulate widely. If you're reading the morning newspapers, the reasons for ending the Afghanistan War are painfully clear.
Yet the House of Representatives will be voting again this week on the White House request for $33.5 billion of new funding for the war in Afghanistan.
Historians Against the War is joining together with United for Peace and Justice, Peace Action, CODEPINK, Friends Committee on National Legislation, Peace and Justice Resource Center, Campaign for Peace and Democracy,  Just Foreign Policy and Progressive Democrats of America in calling upon Congressional Representatives to vote against  the White House request for $33.5 billion in new  funds for the war in Afghanistan.  
Toll-free number Congressional Switchboard 1-888-493-5443
provided by Friends Committee on National Legislation.
Vote is expected soon. After you make your call, please forward this message to friends.
If you receive information about how your member of Congress plans to vote please let us know: hiscze@aol.com

Monday, July 12, 2010

[haw-info] links to recent articles of interest

These recent-article mailings are posted at http://blog.historiansagainstwar.org.  Suggestions for inclusion in the lists can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com

"Afghanistan's Armies, Past and Present"
Stephanie Cronin, History & Policy, posted July 8
The author teaches Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford


Andrew Bacevich, The New Republic, posted July 7
The author teaches history and international relations at Boston University


"Mark Twain's Early Protest Against the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan"
By Cynthia Wachtell, Tikkun Daily, posted July 7

Based on the author's just-published book
War No More: The Antiwar Impulse in American Literature, 1961-1914 (LSU Press)


"What Eisenhower Could Teach Obama"
Melvin A. Goodman, ConsortiumNews.com, posted July 5


"Why McChrystal Did It"
By Immanuel Wallerstein, Z-Net, posted July 4


"What Drives Israel?"
By Ilan Pappe, posted June 30 (originally in the Scotland Herald)

The author teaches history at the University of Exeter, UK


"How Afghanistan Became the Ignored War"
By Julian Zelizer, CNN.com, posted June 28

The author teaches history at Princeton University


"The Land Where Theories of Warfare Go to Die: Obama, Petraeus, and the Cult of COIN in Afghanistan"

Robert Dreyfuss, TomDispatch.com, posted June 27


"Why the Taliban Is Winning in Afghanistan"
By William Dalrymple, New Statesman, posted June 22

Compares the current war to the disastrous First Anglo-Afghan War of 1839-42