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Monday, February 27, 2017

[haw-info] HAW Notes 2/27/17: Links to recent articles of interest

Links to Recent Articles of Interest

"Why Should Trump –Or Anyone – Be Able to Launch a Nuclear War?"

By Lawrence S. Wittner, History News Network, posted February 26, 2017

The author is a professor of history emeritus at SUNY Albany.


"Militarism Runs Deep in the United States, But Historian Marilyn Young Never Gave Up Believing That It Could Be Overcome"

By Christy Thornton and Stuart Schrader, Jacobin, posted February 24

The authors are, respectively, a history faculty member at Rowan University and a post-doctoral fellow at the Charles Warren Center, Harvard University.


"How the U.S. Began Its Empire"

By Jackson Lears, New York Review of Books, February 23 issue

The author teaches history at Rutgers University. This is a review essay on Stephen Kinzer's new book The True Flag, on imperialism and anti-imperialism at the turn of the twentieth century.


"How We Got Here: The Misuse of American Military Power and the Middle East in Chaos"

By Major Danny Sjursen, TomDispatch.com, posted February 22

The author is a U.S. Army strategist and former history instructor at West Point. 


"Dorothea Lange's Censored Photographs of the Japanese American Internment"

By Linda Gordon, Asia Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, posted February 18, 2017

The author teaches history at New York University. 


"Why Do So ManyAmericans Fear Muslims? Decades of Denial about America's Role in the World"

By Jon Schwarz, The Intercept, posted February 18


"Quit Calling DonaldTrump and Isolationist. He's Worse than That"

By Stephen Wertheim, Washington Post, posted February 17

The author is a Fellow in History at King's College, University of Cambridge.


"Lessons andPropaganda from the Botched Raid on Yemen"

By William J. Astore, AntiWar.com, posted February 13

The author, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, taught history for fifteen years at military and civilian schools.


"Frederick Douglass, Refugee"

By David Blight, The Atlantic, posted February 7

The author teaches history at Yale University.


Thanks to an anonymous reader for suggesting one of the above articles. Suggestions can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com.



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