H-PAD Notes 4/2/20: Website addition; Links to recent articles of interest

Note: The H-PAD sponsored website U.S. Foreign Policy History & Resource Guide has added a lengthy and well-illustrated essay on The Post-Cold War Era, 1989-2001 by Brian D'Haeseleer, Jeremy Kuzmarov, and Roger Peace, covering the Panama invasion of 1989 and the Persian Gulf War of 1991, among other topics.. 

Links to Recent Articles of Interest

By Walter Shapiro, New Republic, posted March 31
On how the government and major newspapers played down the existence of raging 2018 flu epidemic in the last months of World War I, even as 195,000 Americans fell victim to the flu in October 1918 along.

By Elizabeth Kolbert, New Yorker, posted March 30 (April 6 issue)
"Just as there are many ways for microbes to infect a body, there are many ways for epidemics to affect the body politic." The examples go back to Classic times.

By Juan Cole, Informed Comment blog, posted March 30
The author teaches history at the University of Michigan.

By Catherine Lutz and Neta C. Crawford, The Hill, posted March 28
On the extreme disproportion between spending on the military and on the safety and health of the population. The authors are co-directors of the Cost of War Project at Brown University.

By Juan Cole, Informed Comment blog, posted March 28
Based on a report by the Israeli peace organization Btselem. The author teaches history at the University of Michigan.

By Nina Strochlic and Riley D. Champine, National Geographic, posted March 27
"Social distancing isn't a new idea – it saved thousands of American lives during the last great pandemic. Here's how it worked."

By Spencer Strub, NYR [New York Review of Books[ Daily, posted March 25
The author is a medievalist who teaches in the Harvard College Writing Program.

By Linda Qiu, New York Times, posted March 27
A valuable reminder.The author is a fact check reporter for the New York Times, which she joined in 2017 after working for PolitiFact.

By Lee Fang, The Intercept, posted March 27
The author is an investigative journalist who was the first to expose the billionaire Koch brothers' role in financing the Tea Party movement.

By Susan Reverby, New York Daily News, posted March 27
The author is a historian of women, medicine, and nursing and a professor emerita at Wellesley College.

Thanks to Rusti Eisenberg, Roger Peace, and an anonymous reader for suggesting articles for the above list. Suggestions can be sent to jimobrien48@gmail.com.