Links to Recent Articles of Interest
By Rebecca Gordon, TomDispatch.com, posted February 22
On the author’s experiences over the years teaching about the 9/11 attacks
By Nicolas J. S. Davies, Consortium News, posted February 20
Applies a 2003 analysis of the US “new imperialism” to the intervening years
By Dave Lindorff, London Review of Books blog, posted February 19
On the background of President Trump’s national security adviser, who insists that a military strike against North Korea be considered as a “serious option
By Scott Shane, New York Times, posted February 17
Contains many specifics of the past several decades
Articles by Robert Greenstein, Ryan Koronowski, Brett Samuels, and Fred Kaplan, Portside.org, posted February 15
By Stephen F. Cohen, The Nation, posted February 14
The author is a professor emeritus of Russian history and politics at Princeton University and New York University.
Canadian Dimension, posted February 7
Bruce Cumings teaches history at the University of Chicago.
By Jon Schwartz, The Intercept, posted February 6
By Fran Shor, Critical Education, posted February 13
The author is a professor emeritus of history at Wayne State University.
By Andrew J. Bacevich, New York Times, posted January 31
A review essay on Steve Coll’s new book Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan
Thanks to Rusti Eisenberg and an anonymous reader for suggesting articles included in the above list. Suggestings can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Broadsides for the Trump Era
Historians for Peace and Democracy (H-PAD) is pleased to announce the publication of five broadsides, collectively called Broadsides for the Trump Era. You can access them on the H-PAD website, here https://www.historiansfor
The five broadsides, their authors, and a short summary of each is below.
Geoff Eley is a professor of history at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His broadside, “” addresses this question and draws on historical comparisons to determine what fascism is, and whether or not the current administration is, indeed, fascist.
Linda Gordon is a professor of history and a University Professor of Humanities at New York University. Her broadside explores “” and examines what the Klan was, its ideology, constituency, use of violence, and accomplishments, and women and the Klan.
Jeremy Kuzmarov, is the Jay P. Walker assistant professor of history at the University of Tulsa. His broadside explores the political myths, interests, and impact of the “” from its origins in the 1910s to today.
Robert Oppenheim is an associate professor in the Center for East Asian Center Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. His broadside “” discusses why North Korea developed nuclear weapons, the potential for eliminating or slowing its production of them, and whether or not North Korean has cheated on nuclear agreements.
Ellen Schrecker is a retired professor of American history at Yeshiva University. Her broadside, “,” answers key questions about McCarthyism, such as what was it, who sponsored it, how did it end, and what were the long-lasting results.