First, a note: Jesse Lemisch’s long-out-of-print On Active Service in War and Peace: Politics and Ideology in the American Historical Profession (1975), based on a paper he delivered at the 1969 AHA convention, is now available on-line. Here are links to it on the History News Network site and Academia.Edu.
Links to Recent Articles of Interest
By Nicolas J. S. Davies, AlterNet.org, posted April 8
Traces a pattern of US interventions, drawing a parallel with happenings in present-day Venezuela
By Lawrence S. Wittner, Huffington Post, posted April 8
The author is a professor of history emeritus at SUNY Albany. This article concerns the soon-to-be restored Golden Rule and its predecessors.
By Zbigniew Brzezinski, Frank Carlucci, Lee Hamilton, Carla A. Hills, Thomas Pickering, and Henry Siegman, Politico, posted April 8
Calls on the Obama administration to resist unreasonable Israeli demands in the current negotiations
By Chris Hedges, Truthout.org, posted April 7
Lengthy review of Hasan Blassim's new book of short stories, which Hedges calls "the most important book to come out of the Iraq War"
By Richard Sale, Truthout.org, posted April 1
On the dynamics of the Syrian civil war, and how they have changed over time
By Richard Baldoz, Truthout.org, posted April 1
On the background of US legislation agreeing to the independence of the Philippines
By David Stockman, "Stockman's Corner" blog, posted March 26
The author was director of the Office of Management and the Budget under President Reagan.
“Brown Is the New Black”
By John Feffer, Foreign Policy in Focus, posted March 26
On the rise of far-right influences in Russia
"A Review of Manufactured Crisis"
By Edward S. Herman, Z Magazine, posted March 26
Review essay on Gareth Porter's new book Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare
By Patrick Cockburn, The Independent, posted March 21
Brings together all five parts of the author's detailed series on the failure of the War on Terror, with special focus on Saudi Arabia
Interview with Russ Bellant, Foreign Policy in Focus, posted March 18
Thanks to Rosalyn Baxandall, Steve Gosch, Larry Wittner, and an anonymous reader for suggesting articles included in the above list. Suggestions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.