“Yes Congress–and all us Tax-Paying Americans–, Afghanistan Is Your Vietnam”–We Need to End this Stupidity Now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Historians Against the War (HAW) is in transition to Historians for Peace and Democracy (H-PAD), with www.historiansforpeace.org as the new website-in-progress.

Links to Recent Articles of Interest

“Yes Congress, Afghanistan Is Your Vietnam”

By Andrew J. Bacevich, The American Conservative, posted August 11

The author is a professor emeritus of history and international relations at Boston University.

 

“Playing Nuclear ‘Chicken’ with Our Lives”

By Lawrence S. Wittner, History News Network, posted August 10

The author is a professor emeritus of history at SUNY Albany.

 

“The Reagan-Era Invasion That Drove North Korea to Develop Nuclear Weapons”

By Benjamin R. Young, Washington Post, posted August 9

The author is a PhD candidate in Korean history at George Washington University.

“Slouching toward Mar-a-Lago: The Post-Cold-War Consensus Collapses”

By Andrew J. Bacevich, The American Conservative, posted August 8

 

“The Real History of American Immigration: Trump’s Break with Tradition May Be Good or Bad, But It’s Definitely Different”

By Joshua Zeitz, Politico, posted August 6

The author has taught American history and politics at Cambridge and Princeton universities.

 

“When a Candidate Conspired with a Foreign Power to Win an Election”

By John A. Farrell, Politico, posted August 6

This is about 1968. John A. Farrell is the author of Richard Nixon: A Life

 

“Trump Intel Chief: North Korea Learned from Libya to ‘Never’ Give Up Nukes”

By Jon Schwartz, The Intercept, posted July 29

“Trump: The Anti-Gorbachev” 

By John Feffer, Nation of Change, posted July 27

Contrasts two different responses to imperial decline

 

“Home-from-War War Stories: Myth, Media & the Ken Burns Vietnam Series”

By Jerry Lembcke, CommonDreams.org, posted July 27, 2017

Jerry Lembcke is the author of Spitting Image: Myth, Memory, and the Legacy of Vietnam, among other books.

 

“Anticipating the Forthcoming PBS Documentary, ‘The Vietnam War’”

By Camillo Mac Bica, AntiWar.com, posted July 20

The author is a Vietnam veteran who teaches social and political philosophy and ethics at the School of Visual Arts in New York.

 

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

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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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