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Friday, April 28, 2017

[haw-info] HAW Notes 4/28/17: Lynds' new book; Steering Committee election; links to recent articles of interest


 

Note #1: Staughton and Alice Lynd have drawn on decades of experience in a new book entitled Moral Injury and Nonviolent Resistance: Breaking the Cycle of Violence in the Military and Behind Bars. A flyer describing the book is posted on the HAW website.

 

Note#2: Tuesday, May 2 is the deadline for voting in the election for members of the HAW Steering Committee. Information about the candidates can be found here. Everyone receiving this message will have received an email ballot; if you want to vote and can't find your ballot, write to proxy@historiansagainstwar.org..

 


Links to Recent Articles of Interest

 

"Making Sense of the Deportation Debate: How Bill Clinton and Barack Obama Laid the Groundwork forTrump's Immigration Policies"

By Aviva Chomsky, TomDispatch.com, posted April 25, 2017

The author teaches history at Salem State University in Massachusetts.

 

"Why Is There So Little Popular Protest Against Today's Threats of Nuclear War?"

By Lawrence S. Wittner, LA Progressive, posted April 21

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

 

"How to Lose the Next War in the Middle East.The Short Answer: Fight It"

By Danny Sjursen, TomDispatch.com, posted April 18

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

 

"There's No Strategy Behind Trump's Wars – Only Brute Force"

By Phyllis Bennis, Foreign Policy in Focus, posted April 18

The author is a Middle East specialist who directs the New Internationalism project of the Institute for Policy Studies.

 

"China and NorthKorea: The Strength of Weakness and the Limits of Power"

By Kenneth Pomeranz, History News Network, posted April 18

The author teaches history at the University of Chicago.

 

"What Does an 'America First' Foreign Policy Actually Mean? Putting the U.S. Military First,Second, and Third"

By William J. Astore, TomDispatch.com, posted April 13

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

 

"BDS OpponentsThreaten Academic Associations with 'Ultra Vires' Lawsuits, but Fail in FirstBig Attempt"

By David Palumbo-Liu, Truthout.org, posted April 12

The author teaches comparative literature at Stanford University.


"Russia's Not Leaving: Syria Is about Old-Fashioned Sphere of Influence, Not Oil"

By Juan Cole, Informed Comment blog, posted April 11

The author teaches history at the University of Michigan.

 

"The Long Road toTrump's War"

By Samuel Moyn and Stephen Wertheim, New York Times, posted April 10

Samuel Moyn teaches history and law at Harvard University and Stephen Wertheim is a fellow in history at King's College, Cambridge University.

 

"Trump's Not the New Hitler . . . He's the New Kaiser Bill"

By Andrew J. Bacevich, The Spectator, posted April 8

The author is an emeritus professor of history and international relations at Boston University.


Thanks to Margaret Power and an anonymous reader for suggesting articles included above. Suggestions can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com.

 

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