H-PAD Notes (formerly HAW Notes) 9/11/17, including links to recent articles of interest

Note: Historians for Peace and Democracy is among the sponsoring groups for the "Remembering Muted Voices" symposium October 19-22 at the National World War I Museum in Kansas City. The symposium evokes the story of dissent and repression during World War I and links it to subsequent U.S. history up to the present. Information is at https://www.theworldwar.org/learn/remembering-muted-voices.

Links to Recent Articles of Interest

“Seven Steps to a Saner U.S. Policy Towards North Korea”

By Andrew J. Bacevich, The American Conservative, posted September 8

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


“Ten Points on Korean History of Potential Current Relevance”

By Gary Leupp, CounterPunch.com, posted September 7

The author teaches history at Tufts University.


“Worth Dying For? When It Comes to the War in the Greater Middle East, Maybe We’re the Bad Guys”

By Danny Sjursen, TomDispatch.com, posted September 7

The author is a U.S. Army military strategist with the rank of major and a former history instructor at West Point.


“The Huddled Masses Were Never Welcome”

By Kevin Young, CounterPunch,com, posted September 5

The author teaches history at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.


“Mass Mobilization Stopped Nuclear War Before and It Can Again”

Interview with Lawrence S. Wittner, Waging Nonviolence, posted September 5

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


"To This German Historian, the Implications of Trump’s Pardon of Sheriff Arpaio Are Ominous”

By Richard E. Frankel, History News Network, posted August 31

The author teaches German history at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette.


“The Empire Stopper”

By Rod Nordland, New York Times, posted August 29

A wonderfully illustrated history of foreign powers in Afghanistan


“What Trump’s Generation Learned about the Civil War”

By Matt Ford, The Atlantic, posted August 28


“Exploring the Shadows on America’s Security State, or How I Learned Not to Love Big Brother”

By Alfred W. McCoy, posted August 24

The author teaches history at the University of Wisconsin. This is an adapted version of his new book In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of U.S. Global Power.


“What the Cuban Missile Crisis Can Teach Us about the North Korean Missile Crisis”

By Martin J. Sherwin, The Nation, posted August 23

The author teaches history at George Mason University.

“How the Forever War Brought Us Donald Trump”

By Jedediah Purdy, Dissent magazine blog, posted August 22

On the Afghanistan war in US politics and policy

Thanks to Rusti Eisenberg, John Gay, Mim Jackson, Kevin Young, and an anonymous reader for suggesting articles for the above list. Suggestions can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com.