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Thursday, May 05, 2011

[haw-info] HAW Notes 5/5/11: Articles on significance of Bin Laden death

Here are links to some on-line articles that, in various ways, seek to put the death of Osama bin Laden in historical context. Rusti Eisenberg, Maia Ramnath, Rosalyn Baxandall, and Sam Lowe contributed suggestions for this list.

"Geronimo, Bin Laden, and U.S. Foreign Policy" http://hnn.us/articles/139017.html By Daniel S. Margolies, History News Network, posted May 5 The author teaches history at Virginia Wesleyan College "Osama bin Laden's American Legacy" http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175388 By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch.com, posted May 5

"Remembering All Al-Qaida's Victims" http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/may/03/osamabinladen-al-qaida By Karima Benoune, The Guardian, posted May 3 "Osama bin Laden's Death: The US Patriot Reflex" http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/may/03/bin-laden-death-us-patriot-reflex By Gary Younge, The Guardian, posted May 3

"Obama and the End of Al-Qaeda" http://www.juancole.com/2011/05/obama-and-the-end-of-al-qaeda.html By Juan Cole, Informed Comment blog, posted May 2 The author teaches history at the University of Michigan "The Death of Osama and the Return to Reality" http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2011/05/2011529443412377.html By Mark LeVine, Aljazeera English, posted May 2 The author teaches history at the University of California at Irvine

"Osama bin Laden Is Gone, But US War in the Middle East Is Here to Stay" http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/Opinion/2011/0502/Osama-bin-Laden-is-gone-but-US-war-in-the-Middle-East-is-here-to-stay By Andrew J. Bacevich, Christian Science Monitor, posted May 2


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