HISTORICALLY RECOMMENDED READING
Some posts by or about historians or history. Most of them are, like myself, veterans of H-Diplo.
- Democracy Project
" Did France Cave to “Jewish Fundamentalists”?
My friend Bruce takes issue with a historian who uses her careful documentation of Nazi collaborationist crimes against Jews by Vichy officials to equate Israeli policies toward Palestinians with Nazism.David Kaiser
- History Unfolding
" Kissinger then and now
Kaiser and I have had many differences of opinion ( a situation I imagine will continue) but he is always an interesting read; moreover, his criticism of the evolution of the historical profession is spot on. Kaiser's use of FRUS in this post demonstrates the strengths that professional historians can bring to blogging as a medium.Judith Apter Klinghoffer
-"The Geneva Conventions Are Dead
Controversial but logically correct. Geneva has been undermined by an international refusal to tolerate severe punishment of those, terrorists or rogue state officials, who habitually break its rules ( before people go berserk in the comment section: I think the Bush administration policy on illegal combatants is wrong. The captives should have been giving fairly speedy hearings to adjudicate their status; those who were not paroled immediately or granted POW status should have face a traditional court-martial or military tribunal modelled on Nuremburg and been tried for war crimes, with those found guilty being sentenced to death).Ralph Luker
"KC Johnson, Blogger Extraordinaire
Agreed. KC has shown a demonstrated commitment to following the evidence wherever it leads as a historian, blogger and public intellectual.