To members and friends of Historians for Peace and Democracy,
Here are some notes, followed by one of our occasional sets of links to selected on-line articles.
1. Information on the memorial event for historian Jesse Lemisch, co-sponsored by H-PAD, has been posted on the New York University website. (It may be necessary to scroll down a bit.) The event takes place at NYU’s Tamiment Library from 4:30 to 6:30 on Thursday, December 6. Scheduled speakers include Staughton Lynd (via Skype), Marcus Rediker, and Ann D. Gordon, with time provided for attendees to share memories and comments. The Web page includes an RSVP form.
2. Veterans for Peace has published, in print and on-line, a 16-page set of articles on the history and lessons of World War One, under the title “Reclaiming Armistice Day, 1918-2018.” “Reclaiming” refers to the fact that the original name of the November 11 holiday celebrated peace – end of a devastating war – but was replaced by “Veterans Day” at the height of the Cold War.
3. Another new posting on World War One is a long, richly illustrated essay by Charles F. Howlett, Jeremy Kuzmarov, and Roger Peace, entitled “United States Participation in World War One,” It is a new addition to the United States Foreign Policy History & Resource Guide website, co-sponsored by H-PAD.
Links to Recent Articles of Interest
By Robert Cohen, History News Network, posted October 30
The author teaches social studies and history at New York University.
By Declan Walsh, with photographs by Tyler Hicks, New York Times, posted October 26
Text and photos bring home the stark reality of the impact on Yemeni civilians of the Saudi-led war.
By Christopher R. Browning, New York Review of Books, October 25 issue
The author is a professor emeritus of history at the University of North Carolina and a leading scholar on Nazi Germany and the Holocaust.
By Pankaj Mishra, New York Times, posted October 25
The author is an Indian essayist and novelist, author most recently of Age of Anger: A History of the Present (2017)
By William J. Astore, TomDispatch.com, posted October 25
The author, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel, taught history for fifteen years in military and civilian schools.
“That Sensational New York Times Story About LBJ Saving America from Nuclear War in Vietnam Is Wrong”
By Gregg Jones, Dallas Morning News, posted October 24
“The Abolition of Nuclear Abolitionism? President Trump’s Withdrawal from the INF Treaty Nullifies a Historic Precedent”
By Stephen F. Cohen, The Nation, posted October 24
The author is a professor emeritus of Russian history at Princeton University and New York University.
By James A. Russell, LobeLog, posted October 23
Brief historical summary of U.S. relations with Saudi Arabia, Israel, Turkey, and Egypt, with some historical background. The author teaches at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA.
By Fred Kaplan, Slate.com, posted October 18
The author is a journalist who has covered U.S. military policies for the past four decades.
By Michael Kazin, The Nation, posted October 18
The author teaches history at Georgetown University.
“Lockheed and Loaded: How the Maker of Junk fighters Like the F-22 and F-35 Came to Have Full-Spectrum Dominance over the Defense Industry”
By Jeffrey St. Clair, CounterPunch.org, posted October 18
Thanks to Mim Jackson and an anonymous reader for suggesting articles for the above list. Suggestions can be sent to email@example.com.