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Radical History Review (2019) 2019 (133): 103–116.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Davorn Sisavath Abstract This article complicates and challenges the existing records on US-Lao relations during the Second Indochina War by examining military waste in Laos as an archive. Over two million tons of bombs were dropped during US bombing in Laos from 1964 to 1973. Today, Laos remains...
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Radical History Review (2020) 2020 (136): 36–49.
Published: 01 January 2020
... that the state approached gender and racial liberation separately and tactically, as means to military, political, and diplomatic ends. Through negrificación (blackening) of national identity, Cuba highlighted race to internationally legitimize its Angola mission. Women were a minor and primarily...
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Radical History Review (2013) 2013 (115): 115–141.
Published: 01 January 2013
... paper explores the forgotten experiment of removing and detaining Haitian refugees on an isolated military base in Puerto Rico, as an alternate location to Krome. In this vein, Krome's history maps military and migratory circuits between the United States and the Caribbean, and it underscores a longue...
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Radical History Review (2013) 2013 (117): 149–152.
Published: 01 October 2013
..., the authors describe the environmental and human cost of mining and processing the raw materials needed to manufacture ICT/CE devices, the harsh conditions faced by those who actually make them, and the environmental crisis posed by the piles of e-waste generated as digital devices are rapidly made...
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Radical History Review (2013) 2013 (116): 59–85.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Claire Cookson-Hills Contemporary Egyptian regulation of the Nile is a direct outgrowth of the traditions of British imperialism. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the British extended their military and political occupation of Egypt to the physical regulation of the river, in...
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Radical History Review (2019) 2019 (133): 1–10.
Published: 01 January 2019
... (including the dangerous work of demining unexploded ordnance) and the history of violence that produced their material in the first place. Sisavath’s work demonstrates how the waste itself archives this history of military violence that is continuously under erasure, even in vacuous attempts to confront...
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Radical History Review (1992) 1992 (52): 95–104.
Published: 01 January 1992
... obscuring the motivations of its own military ventures. Burns's benign rendering of military his- tory is convenient history; though costly and wasteful, American wars are fertile sources for national heroes and political glory. By leaving unchallenged cliches about race, heroism, and national...
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Radical History Review (1995) 1995 (63): 53–85.
Published: 01 October 1995
... correspondingly strenuous efforts to adjust always-threatening levels of international tension and reform instances of international misbehavior, flourished in the new era of uneasy peace after 1945. The boundaries between military and civilian targets, between wartime and peacetime conflicts, were...
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Radical History Review (1999) 1999 (73): 117–127.
Published: 01 January 1999
... ever feared”) whose precious few areas of vulnerability to his son’s competition included politics and military valor. It is against this harsh backdrop of the tragic that the hero is constructed and emerges in all his glory. Against all odds the frail child becomes a veritable dynamo of...
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Radical History Review (1995) 1995 (63): 29–51.
Published: 01 October 1995
... is defined in his terms. -C. Wright Mills' The Cold War shaped few intellectual disciplines more than opera- tions research. The British and American militaries created the field to improve decision-making during World War I1 and continued using it throughout the Cold...
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Radical History Review (1995) 1995 (63): 1–6.
Published: 01 October 1995
... anticommunism, a militarized macroeconomy, bloody interventions around the world, the production of countless tons of nuclear waste, the secret exposure of American citizens to radioactive fallout, the surveillance of American citizens, and the like-as discrete problems not systematically related in...
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Radical History Review (2006) 2006 (94): 261–264.
Published: 01 January 2006
... in part from his rage at the waste of a life in a war “unconnected to defending ourselves against terrorism.” Yet for all his anger at this gratuitous loss, Trillin also desperately wanted to see Slavenas’s death “in ways that gave it some nobility.” After all, he reasoned, there will always be...
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Radical History Review (1998) 1998 (70): 169–174.
Published: 01 January 1998
... lands led them to eschew intensive cultivation methods, and led them to destroy primary for- est in a manner that even some contemporaries considered wasteful and shortsighted. Small producers found it virtually impossible to gain secure title to holdings, the kind of security which would have...
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Radical History Review (1995) 1995 (63): 9–26.
Published: 01 October 1995
..., Foreign Intelligetice, 198. 9. A particularly vivid description of the coniusion, waste, and unintended conse- quences of rising military production is afforded by the War Records Section of the Bureau of the Budget. In its publication, The United Stat6 af War, 113-14, the section noted that...
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Radical History Review (2010) 2010 (107): 7–24.
Published: 01 May 2010
... would take an unprecedented military buildup to do that. Defense spending for World War II, the Cold War, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War transformed a workforce with 17 percent unemployment in 1939 into one with close to full employment by the 1960s. In large part the federal government, by...
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Radical History Review (2006) 2006 (95): 93–107.
Published: 01 May 2006
... and intimate forms. It is hard not to notice that empire is back among political pundits to explain American military intervention in ways that were rare less than a decade ago.1 As neoconservatives lead a return to empire and to celebratory historical renditions of it with nostalgic...
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Radical History Review (2004) 2004 (90): 142–149.
Published: 01 October 2004
... Fuentes, said the bomb had been on the back of a Soviet-made military flatbed truck known as a Kamaz.”2 My curiosity was aroused for two reasons. One was that I have been engaged in a project on the Soviet automobile, and any mention in the news of...
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Radical History Review (1993) 1993 (56): 23–50.
Published: 01 May 1993
... Philadel- phians had been ”terribly mi~rnanaged Meanwhile it was reported that strikers frequently conducted themselves with the resolution and restraint that the militia units lacked. “Mob” and military seemed to have exchanged roles. In Allegheny City, adjacent to raging Pittsburgh...
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Radical History Review (1989) 1989 (45): 98–123.
Published: 01 October 1989
... political con- sensus in the United States in support of both a Keynesian welfare state and an imperial foreign policy that centered on the use of U.S. military power to create maximal international opportunities for U.S. businesses. In this story, the two policies are closely linked in that the...
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Radical History Review (2016) 2016 (124): 90–101.
Published: 01 January 2016
... military coup and the sub- sequent dictatorship (1973 – 89). As this issue of Radical History Review notes, look- ing back on the Pinochet period opens up what Steve J. Stern, in 2004, first called the memory box even further, especially in terms of outlining the mechanisms of forgetting, their...