Lies that they have told us too often

Links to Recent Articles of Interest
“Back from the Iran War Brink: Trump Wants to Walk Back Crisis That He Created with Severe US Sanctions”By Juan Cole, Informed Comment blog, posted June 21
The author teaches Middle Eastern history at the University of Michigan.
“Lies They Told Us: A Long History of Being Manipulated into War”By Robert W. Merry, The American Conservative, posted June 21 
A brief recounting from the Mexican War to the Iraq invasion. The author is a longtime journalist and former editor of the Congressional Quarterly and The National Interest.
“‘Enlisted at 17’: Legend, Trope, or War Story?”By Jerry Lembcke,, posted June 21
The author, a Vietnam veteran and retired sociology professor at Holy Cross, has written widely on war and American culture. 
“The Exceptionally American Historical Amnesia Behind Pompeo’s Claim of ’40 Years of Unprovoked Iranian Aggression'”By Brett Wilkins,, posted June 20
A historical refutation of a bizarre claim by the Trump administration.
“The Art of Shaping Memory: Knowing Whom to Remember and How to Forget”By Andrew J. Bacevich,, posted June 20
On the D-Day celebration’s erasure of the Soviet Union’s predominant role in the defeat of Nazi Germany. The author is a professor emeritus of history and international relations at Boston University.
“Don’t Be Outraged They’re Being Called Concentration Camps. Be Outraged They Exist”By Eladio Bobadilla, Latino Rebels, posted June 19
The author teaches history at the University of Kentucky. His research focuses on the modern immigrant rights movement.

“Washington’s Dr. Strangeloves: Is Plunging Russia into Darkness Really a Good Idea?”By Stephen F. Cohen, The Nation, posted June 19
The author is a professor emeritus of history at Princeton University and New York University.“The Neocolonial Arrogance of the Kushner Plan”By Rashid Khalidi, NYRB [New York Review of Books] Dailyposted June 12The author teaches Arab Studies at Columbia University and is the author of a forthcoming book, The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine.  “America’s Legacy of Regime Change”By Stephen Kinzer, The Future of Freedom Foundation, posted June 10
Review-essay on Covert Regime Change: America’s Secret Cold War by Lindsay A. O’Rourke (Cornell, 2018). Stephen Kinzer is a veteran journalist and author of Overthrow: America’s Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq.
“Is It Too Late to Stop a New Cold War with China?”By Stephen Wertheim, New York Times, posted June 8
The author is a visiting assistant professor of history at Columbia University.Thanks to Rusti Eisenberg and an anonymous reader for suggesting articles that are included in the above list. Suggestions can be sent to

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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