H-PAD Notes 11/10/17: “Twitter town hall” tomorrow; film on Balfour centenary; links to recent articles of interest


1. Peace Action New York State has organized an on-line "Twitter town hall" with scholars responding to questions on US Korea policy from the Korean War to the present, November 11 from 2 to 3pm Eastern time. Anyone can sign on (at #KoreaTownHall) and post a question. Historians for Peace and Democracy (H-PAD) is co-sponsoring the event..
2. Van Gosse, a co-chair of H-PAD, says that the 24-minute film on the centenary of the Balfour Declaration made by Independent Jewish Voices has been highly recommended by scholars in the US and UK who work on issues related to Palestine.
Links to Recent Articles of Interest

“Leave It to the Generals: A Nonstrategy for Afghanistan”

By Andrew J. Bacevich, The New Republic, posted November 8

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

“In His War of Rhetoric with North Korea Trump So Far Hasn’t Invoked “The Lessons of Munich”

By Brian D’Haeseleer, History News Network, posted November 8

The author teaches history at Lynn College in Arkansas


“Responding to Right-Wing Attacks”

By Dana Cloud, Inside Higher Education, posted November 7

The author, a professor at Syracuse University, offers advice based on her personal experience with vitriol and threats.


"The Pity of It All”

By Frances FitzGerald, New York Review of Books, November 23 issue

This is a review essay on the PBS television series on the Vietnam War and the accompanying book by Geoffrey C. Ward.


“Congress’s Romance with Cowardice: War without War Powers (the Not-So-New American Way)”

By Danny Sjursen, TomDispatch.com, posted November 5

This is a history of Congressional action and inaction regarding US wars since World War II. The author is an active-duty military strategist and a former history instructor at West Point.


“Trump’s Dangerous Appointment to Key Civil Rights Position: Kenneth Marcus”

By Stephen Zunes, The Progressive, posted November 3

This article discusses a threat to academic freedom from a Department of Education administrator who conflates any support for Palestinian rights with antisemitism.


“A Prize from Fairyland”

By Andrew J. Bacevich, London Review of Books. posted November 2

This is an account of US-Iranian relation leading up to the 1954 coup, based on recently released State Department documents.


“Osama Bin Laden’s America: Niger, 9/11, and Apocalyptic Humiliation”

By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch.com, posted October 31


“Homegrown Terror: JFK Docs Show US Considered Attacks at Home to Blame on Cuba”

Interview with Peter Kornbluh of the National Security Archive, TheRealNews.com, posted October 31


“Secrecy and Leaks: When the U.S. Government Prosecuted the Chicago Tribune”

By John Prados, National Security Archive, posted October 25

On an attempted use of the Espionage Act during World War II.


Thanks to Cyrus Bina, Kevin Young, and an anonymous reader for suggesting articles included in the above list. Suggestions can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com.