SHAFR past president Fred Logevall co-writes this op-ed in The Daily Beast with Gordon M. Goldstein:
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An op-ed by SHAFR vice president Mary Dudziak in the New York Times on "Donald Trump and America’s Moral Authority"
As the Obama administration announced plans to step up its military campaign against ISIS this spring, a twenty-eight-year-old army officer, Captain Nathan Michael Smith, took President Barack Obama to court. He argued that the war against ISIS is illegal because Congress has not authorized it. Smith’s action highlights persistent problems with the legal basis for the military campaign, and has generated interest and support from leading legal scholars.
SHAFR's Paul Kramer, interviewed on NPR's All Things Considered about Guantanamo Bay (audio and transcript).
Guantanamo Bay is home to the United States' oldest overseas base. And since it was established in 1903, the base has been a bone of contention in U.S. and Cuban relations. Melissa Block talks to Vanderbilt History professor Paul Kramer.
From 1933-1945, the Rockefeller Foundation spent $1.5 million to save scholars from war and fascist governments in Europe by subsidizing "teaching positions for more than 300 academics at schools in the United States and Europe, including many appointments at New York’s New School for Social Research." Drawing upon two years of research in the foundation's archives, Steve Clemons discovered "fascinating, consequential debates about intellectual life under the Nazis—heart-wrenching correspondence about the state of European universities at a time when Adolf Hitler was beginning to wage war a
This month in the New York Times, op-eds by SHAFR president Fredrik Logevall and by Jeremi Suri on Syria.
Logevall and Gordon M. Goldstein ask "Will Syria by Obama's Vietnam?", writing that
Mr. Obama, his supporters say, is a “gloomy realist” who has learned history’s lesson: that American military power, no matter how great in relative terms, is ultimately of limited utility in conflicts that are, at their root, political or ideological in nature.