Note: Historians for Peace and Democracy has posted another in its series of “broadsides,” printable handouts offering historical background to current events. The new one is “Puerto Rico: A U.S. Colony in the Caribbean” by Margaret Power; a full list, with links, is on the H-PAD home page.
Links to Recent Articles of Interest
By Stephanie Hinnershitz, History News Network, posted April 7
The author teaches history at Cleveland State University.
By Moriel Ram, History News Network, posted April 7
An easily readable capsule history.
By Andrew J. Bacevich, TomDispatch.com, posted April 7
The author is a professor emeritus of history and international relations at Boston University.
By Juan Cole, Informed Comment blog, posted April 4
The author teaches history at the University of Michigan.
By Stephen F. Cohen, The Nation, posted April 3.
The author is an emeritus professor of history at Princeton University and New York University.
By Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick, The Nation, posted April 2
This article accompanies the re-release of the authors’ Untold History of the United States with a lengthy chapter on events over the past half-dozen years. Peter Kuznick teaches history at American University, where he directs the Nuclear Studies Institute.
By Ronald L. Feinman, History News Network, posted April 2
A short article including Roy Cohn’s historical role as a link between McCarthy and Trump.
By Jeremy Kuzmarov, CounterPunch.org, posted March 29
Finds parallels between “Russiagate” and the Reagan-era exaggerations of the spread of crack cocaine. The author teaches history at Tulsa Community College.
“A Foreign Policy Without War or Corporate Power: To Make Progress in America, the Left Needs a Coherent International Agenda”
By Greg Grandin, The New Republic, posted March 26
The author teaches history at New York University.
By Walter L. Hixson, Consortium News, posted March 26
The author teaches history at the University of Akron wrote the new book Israel’s Armor: The Israel Lobby and the First Generation of the Palestine Conflict (Cambridge U.P., 2019).
By Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, posted March 22
On the obsession of white supremacists with a mythic history of homogeneous white Christian nations in Europe.
By Stephanie Savell, Other Words, posted March 21
The author co-directs the Costs of War Project at Brown University’s Watson Center for International and Public Affairs. She estimates the total costs of the war on terror, including future services for veterans, at $5.6 trillion.
Thanks to Rusti Eisenberg, Roger Peace, and an anonymous reader for suggesting some of the above articles. Suggestions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.