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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

[haw-info] HAW Notes 7/18/17: Links to recent articles of interest

Note: Historians Against the War is in the process of transitioning to Historians for Peace and Democracy (H-PAD), with a new in-progress website at https://www.historiansforpeace.org


Links to Recent Articles of Interest

"The Demolition of U.S. Global Power: Donald Trump's Road to Debacle in the Greater Middle East"

By Alfred W. McCoy, TomDispatch.com, posted July 17

The author teaches history at the University of Wisconsin.

 

"Silencing War Criticism: The Iraq Invasion of 2003"

By William J. Astore, Bracing Views, posted July 17

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

 

"Vietnam Redux: An Open Letter to Ken Burns"

By Greg Laxer, The Contrary Perspective, posted July 11

The author served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, 1967-71, and is active in Veterans for Peace.

 

"Why Won't China Help with North Korea? Remember 1956"

By Sergey Radchencko, ChinaFile, posted July 9

The author teaches international relations at Cardiff University.

 

"Observations on the Korea Crisis and Donald Trump"

By Gary Leupp, CounterPunch.com, posted July 7

The author teaches history at Tufts University.

 

"The Enemy of My Enemy Is My . . .? The Saudi-American-Iranian-Russian-Qatari-Syrian Conundrum"

By Dilip Hiro, TomDispatch.com, posted July 6

Dilip Hiro is the author of A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Middle East; this article has much historical background.

 

"Now We Know What theState Department Was Hiding"

By Ervand Abrahamian, LobeLog, posted July 4

The author is a professor emeritus of Middle East history at Baruch College and the CUNY Graduate Center. This article concerns recently released documents on the 1954 coup in Iran.

 

"New Left Historian Norman Pollack Has Died"\

By Jesse Lemisch, History News Network, posted July 1

The author is a professor emeritus of history at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York.

 

"Why Is Afghanistan the 'Graveyard of Empires'? A Brief History of the Empires That Were Broken in the Hindu Kush"

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri, The Diplomat, posted June 30


"The 'Global Order Myth: Teary-Eyed Nostalgia as Cover for U.S. Hegemony"

By Andrew Bacevich, The American Conservative, posted June 15

This article was listed in a previous mailing; Rusti Eisenberg suggested it be listed again because of its importance.

 

Thanks to an anonymous reader for suggesting several articles included in the above list. Suggestions can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com.

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