Links to Recent Articles of Interest
By Juan Cole, Informed Comment blog, posted March 21
The author teaches Middle Eastern history at the University of Michigan.
By Stephen Wertheim, The New Republic, posted March 21
The author is a visiting assistant professor of history at Columbia University.
By Andrew J. Bacevich, The American Conservative, posted March 21
The author is a professor emeritus of history and International relations at Boston University.
By Stephen F. Cohen, The Nation, posted March 20
The author is a professor emeritus of history at Princeton University and New York University. He argues that reckless Cold War rhetoric in the US poses the danger of a shooting war with Russia.
By William J. Astore, TomDispatch.com, posted March 19
An acerbic historical overview of the US war in Afghanistan.The author is a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel who taught history for fifteen years in military and civilian schools.
"Mike Pence Says the US Has Been 'a Force for Good in the Middle East' for 'Nearly 200 Years'; Here's How Historians Responded"
By Allen Mikaelian, History News Network, posted March 19
The author is a former editor of the American Historical Association's magazine Perspectives on History and is the founder and editor of the Political Uses of the Past Project (historychecked.com)
By Adam Werwer, The Atlantic, posted March 17
A disturbing in-depth analysis of early twentieth century American racial theories and their influence on Nazi Germany.
By Gillian Brockell, Washington Post, posted March 16
Based on interviews with medieval historians
By Erez Manela, New York Times, posted March 9
On Britain, Egypt, and the U.S. in the immediate aftermath of World War I. The author teaches history at Harvard University.
By Mary L. Dudziak, Washington Post, posted March 1
About the erosion of Congress's power to declare war. The author teaches law at Emory University and has written War Time: An Idea, Its History, Its Consequences (2013) among other books.
Thanks to an anonymous reader for suggesting some of the above articles. Suggestions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.