Links to Recent Articles of Interest
By Alfred W. McCoy, TomDispatch.com, posted August 21. The author teaches history at the University of Wisconsin and is author of the recent In the Shadows of the American Century: The Rise and Decline of U.S. Global Power.
By Stephen Kinzer, Boston Globe, posted August 19. On heavy-handed US support for Boris Yeltsin’s reelection in 1996.
By Clive Irving, The Daily Beast, posted August 17.
By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch.com, posted August 16. A retrospective on the first near-17 years of the US war in Afghanistan.
By the National Security Archive at George Washington University, posted August 15. Newly declassified documents on nuclear planning in the 1960s.
By the National Security Archive, posted August 10. The documents were released in response to a lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act.
By Gary Leupp, CounterPunch.org, posted August 9. The author teaches history at Tufts University.
By Fred Pearce, History News Network, posted August 4. The author is a journalist whose latest book is Fallout: Disasters, Lies, and the Legacy of the Nuclear Age (2018).
By Margaret Power, Political Research Associates, posted August 4. The author teaches history at Illinois Institute of Technology and is a co-chair of Historians for Peace and Democracy. She grew up in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania and in this article she describes and analyzes its shift from “blue” to “red.”
By William I. Hitchcock and Melvyn P. Leffler, Washington Post, posted July 31. The authors both teach history at the University of Virginia.
By Lawrence S. Wittner, Foreign Policy in Focus, posted July 31. The author is a professor of history emeritus at SUNY Albany.
Thanks to an anonymous reader for suggesting some of the articles in the above list list and to Steve Gosch for suggesting some and consulting on all of them. Suggestions can be sent to email@example.com.