Links to Recent Articles of Interest
By Andrew J. Bacevich, TomDispatch.com, posted September 10
On parallels between the US wars in Vietnam and Afghanistan.The author is a retired US Army colonel and an emeritus professor of history and international relations at Boston University. He is president of the recently formed Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft.
Review-essay on Stephen Kinzer's just-released book Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control. Both the book and the review paint a broad picture of government-backed experiments on unaware Americans in the Cold War era.
By Mohammad Ataie, LobeLog, posted September 9
On continuity between Iranian regional strategies before and after the Islamic Revolution of 1979. The author is an Iranian journalist and a PhD candidate in history at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
By Juan Cole, Informed Comment blog, posted September 9
The author teaches Middle East history at the University of Michigan.
By Walter G. Moss, History News Network, posted September 8
Compares President Trump's obsession with a border wall to Stalin's plans for a mega-project to be called Palace of Soviets. The author is a professor emeritus of history at Eastern Michigan University.
By Van Gosse, History News Network, posted September 8
The author teaches history at Franklin and Marshall College and is co-chair of Historians for Peace and Democracy.
By Harlow Giles Unger, History News Network, posted September 8
The author has written a dozen biographies of American Founders, most recently Thomas Paine.
By William Dalrymple, New York Times, posted September 4
"The history of the East India Company shows that Western imperialism and corporate capitalism were born hand in hand, the dragons’ teeth that spawned the modern world." The author wrote a book on the East India Company.
By Stephen Kinzer, Boston Globe, posted August 29
On the suspicious airplane crash in 1961 that killed UN Secretary-General Dag Hammersjöld, whose mission to the former Belgian Congo was opposed by Western and South African intelligence services.
American Historical Association Perspectives on History, posted August 26
Thanks to Rusti Eisenberg, Jerise Fogel, and an anonymous reader for suggesting articles included in the above list. Suggestions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.