Links to Recent Articles of Interest
“Back from the Iran War Brink: Trump Wants to Walk Back Crisis That He Created with Severe US Sanctions”
By Juan Cole, Informed Comment blog, posted June 21
The author teaches Middle Eastern history at the University of Michigan.
By Robert W. Merry, The American Conservative, posted June 21
A brief recounting from the Mexican War to the Iraq invasion. The author is a longtime journalist and former editor of the Congressional Quarterly and The National Interest.
By Jerry Lembcke, CounterPunch.org, posted June 21
The author, a Vietnam veteran and retired sociology professor at Holy Cross, has written widely on war and American culture.
“The Exceptionally American Historical Amnesia Behind Pompeo’s Claim of ’40 Years of Unprovoked Iranian Aggression'”
By Brett Wilkins, CommonDreams.org, posted June 20
A historical refutation of a bizarre claim by the Trump administration.
By Andrew J. Bacevich, TomDispatch.com, posted June 20
On the D-Day celebration’s erasure of the Soviet Union’s predominant role in the defeat of Nazi Germany. The author is a professor emeritus of history and international relations at Boston University.
By Eladio Bobadilla, Latino Rebels, posted June 19
The author teaches history at the University of Kentucky. His research focuses on the modern immigrant rights movement.
By Stephen F. Cohen, The Nation, posted June 19
The author is a professor emeritus of history at Princeton University and New York University.
By Rashid Khalidi, NYRB [New York Review of Books] Daily, posted June 12
The author teaches Arab Studies at Columbia University and is the author of a forthcoming book, The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine.
By Stephen Kinzer, The Future of Freedom Foundation, posted June 10
Review-essay on Covert Regime Change: America’s Secret Cold War by Lindsay A. O’Rourke (Cornell, 2018). Stephen Kinzer is a veteran journalist and author of Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq.
By Stephen Wertheim, New York Times, posted June 8
The author is a visiting assistant professor of history at Columbia University.
Thanks to Rusti Eisenberg and an anonymous reader for suggesting articles that are included in the above list. Suggestions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.