Links to Recent Articles of Interest
Historian John Dower interviewed by Patrick Lawrence, The Nation, posted September 6
The noted historian of Japan talks about his career and about the challenges of writing history in times like the present. Another Pulitzer Prize-winning Asian historian, Herbert Bix, was also part of the interview.
By Marcus Rediker, The Nation, posted September 6
The author teaches history at the University of Pittsburgh.
“The Undoing of Bill Clinton and Boris Yeltsin’s Friendship, and How It Changed Both of Their Countries”
By Masha Gessen, The New Yorker, posted September 5
On the impact of NATO’s 1998 bombing of Serbia on U.S.-Russian relations.
By Richard E. Frankel, History News Network, posted September 4
Compares the denial of passports to many U.S. citizens living near the Mexican border with the gradual rollout of Nazi policies in the 1930s. The author teaches German history at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
By Nick Turse, TomDispatch.com, posted September 4
An engagingly written analysis of the US war in Afghanistan and the steady shrinking of its stated goals.
By Louis Proyect, The Unrepentant Marxist blog, posted September 3
By Tony Wood, Jacobin, posted August 30
A historical analysis of Putin’s rule, beginning with his rise to power following the rouble crash of 1998. Tony Wood is the author of the forthcoming Verso Press book Russia Without Putin: Money, Power and the Myths of the New Cold War.
By Ahmed Rashid, New York Review of Books, posted August 28
The author is a longtime journalist who has written several books on Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Central Asia.
“Duke History Professors Ask to Rename Building Honoring White Supremacist Who Dedicated ‘Silent Sam’ Statue”
By Susan Svrluga,Washington Post, posted August 27
By Stephen F. Cohen, The Nation, posted August 22
The author is an emeritus professor of Russian history at Princeton University and New York University.
Thanks to an anonymous reader who suggested several of the above articles, and to Steve Gosch, who suggested several and consulted on the final composition of the list. Suggestions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.