H-PAD Notes (formerly HAW Notes) 9/21/17: Links to recent articles of interest

Links to Recent Articles of Interest

The articles marked with asterisks are critiques of the PBS Vietnam series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick.

* “Give Peace a Chance”

By Maurice Isserman, Dissent magazine, on-line preview of Fall 2017 issue

The author teaches history at Hamilton College. This is a critique of the PBS Vietnam documentary’s treatment of the antiwar movement.


* “Burns’ Vietnam Episode 3 Should Have Addressed Human Costs of Bombing the North”

By Jeremy Kuzmarov, Huffington Post, posted September 20, 2017

The author teaches history at the University of Tulsa.


* "The New Series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick Is Mesmerizing, But It Doesn't Answer the Questions about the Vietnam War That Many Are Still Seeking”

By Andrew J. Bacevich, The Nation, posted September 19

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


* "The Insidious Ideology of Ken Burns's The Vietnam War"

By Alex Shephard, New Republic, posted September 19

“A Negotiated Curbing of North Korea’s Nuclear Capabilities Is Good, But Not Good Enough”

By Lawrence S. Wittner, History News Network, posted September 19

The author is a professor of history emeritus at SUNY Albany


“Why Would 58% Favor U.S. Bombing of North Korea?”

By Gary Leupp, CounterPunch.org, posted September 18

The author teaches history at Tufts University.


* “Burns and Novick, Masters of False Balancing”

By Jerry Lembcke, PublicBooks.org, posted September 15

The author is a Vietnam veteran and sociology professor whose books about the war include The Spitting Image: Myth, Memory, and the Legacy of Vietnam..


“The United States Was Responsible for the 1982 Massacre of Palestinians in Beirut”

By Rashid Khalidi, The Nation, posted September 14

The author teaches Arab Studies at Columbia University.


“The Birth of ‘Illegal’ Immigration”

By Becky Little, History Channel website, posted September 7


”Don’t You Hear Her? The Enduring Korean War”

By Jessie Kindig, n + 1, posted August 18

The author has a PhD in history from the University of Washington.

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