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New articles recommended by Historians Against the War

“What Governor Walker Won’t Tell You”
By Stanley Kutler, Truthdig.com, posted February 21
The author is a professor emeritus of history at the University of Wisconsin

“They’re Doing It Without Us”
By Andrew Bacevich, Los Angeles Times, posted February 20
The author teaches history and international relations at Boston University

“Lessons for Wisconsin from the Flint Sit-Down Strikes of 1936-37”
By Mark Naison, History News Network, posted February 21
The author teaches history at Fordham University

“The Great Arab Revolt”
By Juan Cole, The Nation, posted February 17
The author teaches Middle East and South Asian history at the University of Michigan

“Twenty-Eight Hours in Tahrir”
By Mark LeVine, Aljazeera.net, posted February 11
The author teaches history at UC Irvine

“Pox Americana: Driving Through the Gates of Hell and Other American Pastimes in the Greater Middle East”
By Tom Engelhardt, TomDispatch.com, posted February 7

“The Myth of Stability vs. Democracy in U.S. Foreign Policy”
By Ira Chernus, History News Network, posted February 7

“Arab Dictatorships under Fire in the New Information Age”
By Stuart Schaar, Economic and Political Weekly, posted February 5
The author is a professor emeritus of Middle East and North African history at Brooklyn College

“Why Egypt 2011 Is Not Iran 1979”
By Juan Cole, Informed Comment blog, posted February 2

“Popular Uprisings in Egypt’s Recent History”
By Robert Tignor,” History News Network, posted January 31
The author is a professor emeritus of history at Princeton University

HAW Notes, including links to recent articles of interest on US foreign policy, wikileaks, Egypt, Tunsia, Afghanistan

To members and friends of Historians Against the War,

1. The HAW Steering Committee’s statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union message, which was sent to this list last Friday, has since been picked up by the History News Network (at http://www.hnn.us/articles/135968.html) and by Portside.org (at http://lists.portside.org/cgi-bin/listserv/wa?A2=PORTSIDE;ca16889.1101d). The statement was drafted by Marty Halpern, Staughton Lynd, and Edrene McKay and endorsed by the Steering Committee after discussion.

2. Carl Mirra of the HAW Steering Committee has passed along a request from Cover Me, a resource center for veterans and soldiers outside Fort Stewart in Georgia. The request is that HAW members and supporters who have written books consider donating a copy that would be put in a library at the center. The address is Monica Benderman/Cover Me, 733 Strickland Road, Hinesville, GA 31313.

Links to Recent Articles of Interest

“Why Washington Clings to a Failed Middle East Strategy”
By Gareth Porter, CommonDreams.org, posted January 31

“President Obama, Say the ‘D-Word’”
By Mark A. LeVine, CommonDreams.org, posted January 29 (from Al Jazeera)
The author teaches history at UC Irvine

“Roots of the Egyptian Revolutionary Moment”
Interview with Mohammed Ezzeldin on the Real News Network, posted January 29
Mohammed Ezzeldin is a graduate of Cairo University and a history graduate student at Georgetown University

“Egyptian and Tunisian People vs. US Dominance”
Interview with Phyllis Bennis on the Real News Network, posted January 29

“The U.S. Is Moving On from Afghanistan, but Its Troops Are Still Dying There”
By Gary Younge, The Guardian, posted January 30
Includes comparisons with the Iraq War and Vietnam

“In America Today, Dwight D. Eisenhower Would Be Bernie Sanders in the U.S. Senate”
By Rachel Maddow, AlterNet.org, posted January 28

“The United States and the Prospects for Democracy in Arab Nations”
By Stephen Zunes, Huffington Post, posted January 27

“The Corruption Game: What the Tunisian Revolution and WikiLeaks Tell Us about American Support for Corrupt Dictatorships in the Muslim World”
By Juan Cole, TomDispatch.com, posted January 25

“Glaspie Memo Refutes Claims Leaked Docs Were Classified for ‘Security’”
By Jason Ditz, AntiWar.com, posted January 20