Links to Recent Articles of Interest
By Steve Early, Portside.org, posted August 24
A review-essay on the just-published book Waging Peace in Vietnam (Village Press), edited by Ron Carver, David Cortright, and Barbara Doherty, including first-person accounts by fifty grassroots activists in the GI antiwar movement that helped to stop the Vietnam War. The essay includes information on the traveling exhibit that tells the story of the GI revolt.
By Derek Leebaert, The American Conservative, posted August 22
On US policy toward Middle East conflicts in the 1950s. The author is a military historian.
By Laurel Leff, The Conversation, posted August 20
The author teaches journalism at Northeastern University.
“Why It’s Immigrants Who Pack Your Meat: What Trump Has Called an ‘Invasion” Was actually a Corporate Recruitment Drive”
By Eric Schlosser, The Atlantic, posted August 19
Eric Schlosser is the author of Fast Food Nation and co-producer of the documentary Food, Inc.
By Jeremy Kuzmarov, History News Network, posted August 18
The author teaches history at Tulsa Community College and is author of the just-released Clarion Press book Obama’s Unending Wars.
By Rebecca Gordon, TomDispatch.com, posted August 15
On the roots of Central American migration, including the impact of US policies in the region.
By Kevin Young, NACLA Report, posted August 14
The author teaches history at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and is co-director of the new documentary Venezuelans Under Siege (information here).
By Michael Phillips and Betsy Friauf, Jacobin, posted August 12
Traces the history of white-supremacist thinking in Texas and especially in the wealthy white suburbs of Dallas including the one where the perpetrator of the El Paso massacre grew up.
By Marie Arana, Washington Post, posted August 9
An important account reaching back to the early days of the US republic.
By Steven Rosenfeld, CommonDreams.org, posted August 9
Lengthy and chilling review-essay on the new book When at Times the Mob Is Swayed (New Press, 2019), whose author, Burt Neuborne, is a professor of civil liberties at NYU law school and founding legal director of the Brennan Center for Justice.
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