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Thursday, August 14, 2014

[haw-info] HAW Notes 8/14/14: Gaza petition; links to recent articles of interest

Note: More than a thousand U.S. and international scholars have signed the Historians' Letter to President Obama and Members of Congress concerning the Gaza crisis. The letter, along with a list of signers and a form for signing, is at http://historiansagainstwar.org/gazapetition.html. The text of the letter, with a brief introduction and a link to the list of signers, is currently the lead story on the History News Network website (at http://hnn.us/article/156652).

Links to Recent Articles of Interest

The three articles immediately below are by William R. Polk, a former member of the U.S. Policy Planning Council for North Africa, the Middle East, and West Asia and a former professor of history at the University of Chicago. They were posted on the Informed Comment blog on the dates indicated. 

By Sandy Tolan, TomDispatch.com, posted August 12
The author teaches in the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at USC.

By John Marciano, CounterPunch.org, posted August 11
The author is a professor of history emeritus at SUNT Cortland.

By Andrew J. Bacevich, Los Angeles Times, posted August 8
The author teaches history and international relations at Boston University.

By Avi Shlaim, Aljazeera, posted August 9
The author is an emeritus professor of international relations at Oxford University.

By Todd E. Pierce, AntiWar.com, posted August 9
The author retired in November 2012 as Major in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps.

By Robin D. G. Kelley, Mondoweiss, posted August 8
The author teaches history at UCLA.

By Jonathan Freedland, New York Review of Books, August 14 issue, posted appr. August 6
A review essay, with a good bit of history included; it was written in mid-July, before the current fighting in Gaza.

By Noam Chomsky, TomDispatch.com, posted August 5
A historical look at near-misses for nuclear war

By Jimmy Carter and Mary Robinson, The Guardian, posted August 6

By Patrick Cockburn, London Review of Books, posted August 1
A chilling account, with some recent history 

This list was edited by Steve Gosch and Jim O'Brien, with thanks to Frank Brodhead and Rosalyn Baxandall for suggesting articles that are included. Suggestions can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com.


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