Links to Recent Articles of Interest
“The Missing Three-Letter Word in the Iran Crisis: Oil’s Enduring Sway in U.S. Policy in the Middle East”
By Michael Klare, TomDispatch.com, posted July 11
Traces four decades of US determination to control the shipping lanes for the export of oil from the Gulf region.
By Jeremy Kuzmarov, CounterPunch.org, posted July 10
The author teaches history at Tulsa Community College.
By William J. Astore, TomDispatch.com, posted July 9
The author is a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel who has taught history in military and civilian schools.
By Hagar Shezaf, Haaretz, posted July 6
A lengthy account of the purging of national and local archives in Israel.
By Andrew J. Bacevich, Herald News (Fall River, MA), posted July 2
The author is a professor emeritus of history and international relations at Boston University,
By Eric Foner, The Nation, posted July 1
On the historical significance of the Court’s recent decision allowing extreme redistricting. The author teaches history at Columbia University.
By Mark Hannah and Stephen Wertheim, The Guardian, posted July 1
Stephen Wertheim is a visiting assistant professor of history at Columbi University.
“The Overlooked Story of ‘the Greater United States’: Historian Daniel Immerwahr Shares His Unique Perspective on American Empire”
Interview of Daniel Immerwahr by Robin Lindley, History News Network, posted June 30
The interviewee is the author of How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019).
By Stephen Kinzer, Boston Globe, posted June 30
On the founding of the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. The author is a veteran journalist and author of Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq.
By Henry Siegman, LobeLog.com, posted June 28
The author,a former national director of the American Jewish Congress, defends use of the term “concentration camps” in relation to the Trump border policies.
Thanks to Rusti Eisenberg and an anonymous reader for suggesting articles included in the above list. Suggestions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.