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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

[haw-info] HAW Notes: AHA panels; links to recent articles of interest

To members and friends of Historians Against the War,


In a "HAW Notes" mailing last week we mentioned two panels at the January 6-9 AHA convention that seemed of particular interest.  In the aftermath, both of these panels are described extensively (with video clips) by David A. Walsh, assistant editor of the History News Network (HNN), in his reportage from the convention.  The two panels are listed below, with links to the reports that contain the descriptions:

 

Saturday, 11:30 – 1:30, "The Public Uses of History and the Global War on Terror," with Juan Cole, Carolyn Eisenberg, Greg Grandin, Peter Mansoor, and Priya Satia.  In HNN's Day 3 report:

http://www.hnn.us/articles/135177.html#Day3

 

Sunday, 11:00 – 1:00, "'The Global War on Terror': Historical Perspectives and Future Prospects," with Andrew Bacevich, Staughton Lynd, Herbert Bix, and Carl Mirra.  In HNN's Day 4 report:

http://www.hnn.us/articles/135177.html#Day4

 

 

Links to Recent Articles of Interest

 

"White Terrorism"

http://www.countercurrents.org/cole100111.htm

By Juan Cole, CounterCurrents.org

The author teaches history at the University of Michigan

 

"The Tyranny of Defense Inc."

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/01/the-tyranny-of-defense-inc/8342/1/

By Andrew Bacevich, Harpers, January-February issue, posted January 4

The author teaches history and international relations at Boston University

 

"Freedom Fighters for a Fading Empire: What It Means When We Say We Have the World's Finest Fighting Force"

http://www.tomdispatch.com/blog/175337

By William Astore, TomDispatch.com, posted January 6

The author is a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel and teaches history at the Pennsylvania College of Technology

 

"How Afghanistan Became a War for NATO"

http://original.antiwar.com/porter/2011/01/03/how-afghanistan-became-a-war-for-nato/

By Gareth Porter, antiwar.com, posted January 4

 

"Julian Assange, My Parents and the Espionage Act of 1917"

http://www.opednews.com/articles/Julian-Assange-My-Parents-by-Robert-Meeropol-E-101229-269.html

By Robert Meeropol, OpEdNews.com, posted December 28

 

"Obama's Afghanistan Review: A Whitewash of a Disastrous Occupation"

http://www.alternet.org/story/149321/

By Phyllis Bennis and Kevin Martin, Alternet.org, posted December 24

 

"What WikiLeaks Revealed to the World in 2010"

http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2010/12/24/wikileaks/index.html

By Glenn Greenwald, Salon.com, posted December 24

 

"The 'Golden Rule' Will Sail Again"

http://www.hnn.us/articles/134730.html

By Lawrence S. Wittner, History News Network, posted December 20

The author is a professor of history emeritus at SUNY Albany

 

 

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