Note: Over a hundred scholars and activists have issued a statement opposing plans for a new U.S. Marine base in Okinawa. Historian Peter Kuznick of American University (firstname.lastname@example.org) is one of the coordinators of the statement.
Links to Recent Articles of Interest
By Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, Caroline Tervo, and Theda Skocpol, The Guardian, posted September 26. A detailed history of the extremely well funded Americans for Prosperity.
“What Carol Anderson Tells People Who Say They Don’t Understand What Is So Hard About Requiring Voters to Show an ID”
Emory University press release, posted September 24. Carol Anderson teaches African American Studies at Emory University. Her new book is One Person, No vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy.
“Who Putin Is Not: Falsely Demonizing Russia’s Leader Has Made the New Cold War Even More Dangerous”
By Stephen F. Cohen, The Nation, posted September 20. The author is a professor emeritus of history at Princeton University and New York University.
By Rajan Menon, TomDispatch.com, posted September 18. The author teaches international relations at City College of New York and is a senior research fellow at Columbia University. The article gives background on the war in Yemen and the U.S. role in it.
Interview by Patrick Lawrence, The Nation, posted September 17. A wide-ranging interview with a leading historian of the Pacific War uses past wars to illuminate present-day issues of imperialism and race.
By Daniel Bessner, New York Times, posted September 17. Argues that progressive politicians should pay more attention to the need for major changes in the U.S. stance toward the world. The author teaches foreign policy at the University of Washington.
By Seth Anziska, NYR [New York Review of Books] Daily, posted September 17. Excerpted from the author’s Princeton University Press book Preventing Palestine: A Political History from Camp David to Oslo.
“Lessons from White House Disinformation a Century Ago: It’s Dangerous to Believe Your Own Propaganda”
By John Maxwell Anderson and Meghan Menard McCune, The Conversation, posted September 13. On the use of forged documents to justify intervention in Russia toward the end of World War I.
By Rashid Khalidi, The Nation, posted September 13. The author teaches Arab Studies at Columbia University.
By Jonathan Cook, View from Nazareth blog, posted September 13. The author is a British journalist based in Nazareth, Israel, since 2001.
By Stephen M. Walt, Foreign Policy, posted September 7. “America’s newest live-streaming reality show features the foreign-policy establishment fighting for its life against Donald Trump.” The author teaches international relations at Harvard University.
Thanks to Jerise Fogel, Margaret Power, Steve Gosch, and an anonymous reader for suggesting articles in the above list. Steve Gosch also consulted on which articles to include. Suggestions can be sent to email@example.com.