For anyone planning to attend the AHA annual meeting: The Radical History Review and H-PAD are sponsoring eleven sessions in Concourse room B of the New York Hilton, running from Friday afternoon Jan. 3 through Sunday afternoon Jan. 5. Click here for a flyer listing the topics and times or here for a fuller version including the names of participants. In addition, the Immigration and Palestine working groups of H-PAD have each gathered enough signatures to place their respective resolutions on the agenda for the AHA business meeting at 5:15 on Sunday the 5th; click here for the wording of both resolutions.
Links to Recent Articles of Interest
"What's Russian for 'I Told You So'? How American Exceptionalism Suppressed the Russian Experience in Afghanistan"
By Tony Varon, Responsible Statecraft, posted December 18
How US decision makers ignored the advice of Russian military leaders not to repeat the Soviet Union's disastrous decision not to undertake a land war in Afghanistan. The uthor is a former senior editor at Time magazine.
By Greg Grandin, The Nation, posted December 18
The author teaches history at New York University. After he drafted this article, it was signed by 300 0ther scholars, whose names can be found on a link at the end of the on-line article.
"Remembering America's First (and Longest) Forgotten War on Tribal Islamists: It Was 'Progress' All the Way Then, Too"
By Danny Sjursen, TomDispatch.com, posted December 17
In this article a retired US Army major compares the Afghanistan War, in which he served, with the Army's long campaign to establish control of the southern Philippines for more than a decade at the start of the 20th century.
By Juan Cole, Informed Comment blog, posted December 17
The author teaches history at the University of Michigan.
By Samuel Moyn and Stephen Wertheim, Washington Post, posted December 13
Analyzes why, "according to the Congressional Research Service, more than 80 percent of all the country's adventures abroad since 1946 came after 1989 [i.e., after the end of the Cold War in]."
By Manisha Sinha, New York Times, posted November 29
Draws parallels between Trump and Andrew Johnson. The author teaches history at the University of Connecticut and is the author of The Slave's Cause: A History of Abolition (Yale U. Press, 2016).
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.