Thursday, January 19, 2017
By Roger Cohen, New York Times, posted January 17
By Ellen Schrecker, The Nation, posted January 9
By Zach Dorfman, Politico.com, posted January 6
By Juan Cole, Informed Comment blog, posted January 1
By John A. Farrell, New York Times, posted December 31
By Jeffrey P. Kimball, US News and World Report, posted December 30
Interview with Andrew J. Bacevich by Sean Illing, Vox.com, posted December 29
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
[haw-info] Join the HAW (Historians Against War) contingent at Saturday's March in NYC!
Donald Trump has called for a new nuclear arms race and America "winning" wars again. He has appointed a slew of militarists to top offices, and endorsed sweeping attacks on basic civil liberties in the name of fighting terrorism. He mocks human rights and human decency, and consorts with anti-Semites and white supremacists. He is a threat to the people of the world, and to every person living in the United States.
We need a new antiwar movement to confront Trump, and New York City is a good place to start. Just as we challenged George W. Bush's drive to invade Iraq on February 15, 2003, we call on New Yorkers to turn out on Saturday, January 21, 2017. Specifically, if you are a historian, a scholar or teacher, or just a historically-minded activist, we invite you to join the HAW Contingent of the Women's March in New York. We will gather at the southwest corner of 45th Street and Second Avenue, at 12:30 pm to march south from Dag Hammarskoljd Plaza.
"Pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will."
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
[haw-info] HAW Notes 1/10/17: Marv Gettleman 1933-2017
The email address of Marv's wife, historian Ellen Schrecker, is firstname.lastname@example.org.Marv, the Steering Committee of Historians Against the War (HAW) wishes to express its continuing appreciation of the contributions made by you, our former fellow-member. You not only helped to get HAW started in 2003, but you played a vital role on the Steering Committee for its first half-dozen years. Besides your eager participation in meetings, conferences, and demonstrations, you followed the path you had carved-out during the Vietnam War in the 1960s and the Central America conflicts of the 1980s - combined your roles of activist and academic historian by publishing collections of important background materials. HAW's first pamphlet was an extensive annotated bibliography on the Middle East and the Muslim World, edited by you and Stuart Scharf and kept up-to-date by you through two revisions as more material became available. In your work in HAW you paired the wisdom of a longtime scholar and activist with the enthusiasm of a perpetual optimist.