H-PAD Notes 4/17/18: Links to recent articles of interest

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Links to Recent Articles of Interest


Note: In the last H-PAD Notes mailing, an incorrect link was given for Chris Appy’s New York Times op-ed, “What Was the Vietnam War About?” Click here for the correct link. 


“Reality Show Violence in the Age of Trump: Striking Syria”
By Juan Cole, Informed Comment blog, posted April 14
The author teaches history at the University of Michigan.


“A Tale of American Hubris, or Five Lessons in the History of American Defeat”

 By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch.com, posted April 12


“America Can’t Be Trusted Anymore”
By Stephen M. Walt, Foreign Policy, posted April 10
The author teaches international relations at Harvard University.


“What Happens When a Few Volunteer and the Rest Just Watch: The American Military System Dissected”
By Andrew J. Bacevich, TomDispatch.com, posted April 10
The author is a professor emeritus of history and international relations at Boston University.


“Gunboat Diplomacy and the Ghost of Captain Mahan: Or How China and the U.S. Are Spawning a New Great Power Naval Rivalry”
By Alfred W. McCoy, TomDispatch.com, posted April 8
The author teaches history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


“Steve Coll’s Directorate S is a Disturbing Account of U.S. Mistakes after 9/11”
By Mark Perry, The American Conservative, posted April 5
A review essay on Steve Coll’s new book on the Afghanistan war


“Is Saudi Crown Prince’s ‘Recognition’ of Israel Anything New or Positive?”
By Juan Cole, Informed Comment blog, posted April 3


“’Hey Hey General Mackymacker, Ho Ho Mr. Lovitt’: Woody Guthrie’s Forgotten Dissent from the Atomic Bomb to the Korean War”
By Jeremy Kuzmarov, Asia Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, posted April 1
The author teaches history at the University of Tulsa.


“Marilyn B. Young 1937–2017”
By Mary Nolan, History Workshop Journal, April 2018 issue
The author teaches history at New York University


“The Largest Mass Deportation in U.S. History”
By Erin Blakemore, History Channel, posted March 23
This article is about “Operation Wetback” during the Eisenhower administration


Thanks to Bob Hannigan, Rusti Eisenberg, and an anonymous reader for suggesting articles for the above list. Suggtestions can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com.