Note: The History News Network has posted two interviews from the recent AHA convention that are especially relevant to Historians for Peace and Democracy. One is with co-chair Margaret Power about H-PAD and the urgency of the Korean crisis. The other is with Steering Committee member Rusti Eisenberg and Chris Appy on shortcomings of the PBS series on the Vietnam War.
Links to Recent Articles of Interest
By Andrew J. Bacevich, The American Conservative, posted January 5
The author is a professor emeritus of history and international relations at Boston University.
By Danny Sjursen, Truthdig.com, posted January 3
The author is an active-duty military strategist and a former history instructor at West Point.
By Van Gosse, History News Network, posted December 31
On 20th-century precedents for repressive government action. The author teaches history at Franklin and Marshall College.
By Lawrence S. Wittner, History News Network, posted December 31
The author is a professor emeritus of history at SUNY Albany.
By Andrew J. Bacevich, The American Conservative, posted December 20
By David Swanson, Let’s Try Democracy blog, posted December 14, 2017
The comparison is to a 1938 international conference to discuss taking in Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany.
By John Feffer, Foreign Policy in Focus, posted December 13
The summary says, “Even a limited war with North Korea would kill millions, devastate the environment, and bankrupt the U.S. Preventing it should be the peace movement's highest priority.
By David Shulman, NYR [New York Review of Books] Blog, posted December 11
The author is a professor emeritus at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
By Andrew J. Bacevich, TomDispatch.com, posted December 10
By Harry Targ, Monthly Review, December 2017 issue
Thanks to an anonymous reader for suggesting some of the above articles. Suggestions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.