The "Doughboys" Made their Biggest Contribution Fighting Postwar Hunger
by William Lambers
At the anniversary of American entry into the first World War, we should remember the role of American troops in distributing food as part of the American Relief Administration.
SOURCE: New York Daily News
The Peace Corps and White Saviorism
by Jonathan Zimmerman
"By all means, let’s use the Peace Corps’ 60th anniversary to critique white saviors. Too many Americans still march blindly around the globe, imagining that they can make a difference by their mere presence. But some of the people attacking white saviorism have a savior complex of their own."
How Abraham Lincoln Can Inspire Peace for Yemen
by William Lambers
The postwar "friendship train" campaign involved Americans personally in delivering food to the hungry in Europe, and symbolized the nation's larger commitment to the Marshall Plan. A similar broad effort could help advance the policies needed to end the humanitarian crisis of war and starvation in Yemen.
SOURCE: University of California Press
Who Gets to Govern the Global Economy?
by Christy Thornton
Johns Hopkins Latin Americanist Christy Thornton describes her book "Revolution In Development" and its contribution to understanding how Mexican officials fought against dismissive treatment from the world's leading economic powers as they sought a voice in shaping the international economic order.
SOURCE: New York Times
This Is Not the Time to Let the Market Decide
by Jamie Martin
When it comes to crucial medical supplies, cooperation, not competition, will save lives. History shows that it works.
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