Links to Recent Articles of Interest
"When the Frontier Becomes the Wall: What the Border Fight Means for One of the Nation's Most Potent, and Most Violent, Myths"
By Francisco Cantu, The New Yorker, March 11 issue
Review-essay on Greg Grandin's new book The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America. The reviewer is a writer and translater and former Border Patrol agent.
By Stephen F. Cohen, The Nation, posted March 6
The author is a professor emeritus of Russian history at Princeton University and New York University.
By Greg Grandin, TomDispatch.com, posted March 5
The author teaches history at New York University.
By Andrew J. Bacevich, Boston Globe, posted March 1
The author is a professor emeritus of history and international relations at Boston University.
"What Does It Take to Destroy a World Order? How Climate Change Could End Washington's Global Dominion"
By Alfred W. McCoy, TomDispatch.com, posted February 28
The author teaches history at the University of Wisconsin.
By Dave Phillips, New York Times, posted February 27
This article includes historical background covering recent decades.
By Stephen Wertheim, New York Times, posted February 26
Describes conflict between two groups within the US elite: the "New Cold Warriors" and the "Restrainers." The author teaches history, currently as a visiting assistant professor at Columbia University.
by Tom Blanton and Nate Jones, National Security Archive, posted February 22
Presents a range of newly declassified documents shedding light on tghe former vice-president's checkered career.
By Daniel Immerwahr, Dissent, posted February 18
The author teaches history at Northwestern University and his book How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States has just been published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Published by the Organization for a Free Society, February 2019
10-page historical essay plus 59 recommendations for reading on specific topics.
Thanks to Kevin Young and an anonymous reader for suggesting several of the articles in the above list. Suggestions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.