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Ronald Radosh is the author of Commies: A Journey Through the Old Left, the New Left and the Leftover Left (Encounter Books), and co-editor with Mary R. Habeck of Spain Betrayed: The Soviet Union in the Spanish Civil War (Yale University Press). (Larry) Mr. Schweikart is a professor of history at the University of Dayton and author of The Entrepreneurial Adventure: A History of American Business. Oscar B. Chamberlain is professor of history, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, University of Wisconsin-Barron County. LCDR James R. Van de Velde, Ph.D. is a member of the United States Naval Intelligence Reserves. Arnold A. Offner is Cornelia F. Hugel Professor of History at Lafayette College and past president, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. Mr. Mohan and Mr. Maley, writers for the History News Service, are graduate students at American University and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, researching and writing about Hiroshima and American culture. Richard Jensen is a professor history emeritus, University of Illinois, and a writer for the History News Service. I've published 4 books in the last decade, so I guess that would qualify meas a"military historian." I'm also professor of history at LincolnUniversity in Oakland CA but that's no matter of distinction .Eric Bergerud is a professor of history at Lincoln University in Oakland, California and the author of several books on military history. Edwin Moise is professor of history at Clemson University and the author of a book about the Tonkin Gulf incident. Matitiahu Mayzel on the faculty of Tel-Aviv university, where he teaches Russian history and military history. Currently he is on sabbatical at the Davis Center for Russian Studies at Harvard University. James Ennes was an officer on the bridge of the ship during the attack and is the author of Assault on the Liberty (Random House, 1980; Ballantine, 1986)." MENTION WEBSITE!!! Yomin Postelnik studied in rabbinical seminaries in Florida as well as in Canada. He has also taught at similar seminaries. He is currently in Ontario, Canada where he is starting a small monthly dedicated to conservative world politics and gives regular classes to adults in Jewish philosophy. Judith Klinghoffer is senior associate scholar at the Political Science department at Rutgers University, Camden, and the author of Vietnam, Jews and the Middle East. R. John Pritchard Mr. Pritchard is an historian and international criminal lawyer who for more than 30 years has specialized in the misconduct of war and the history and jurisprudence of war crimes trials. Joseph A. Palermo is the author of In His Own Right: The Political Odyssey of Senator Robert F. Kennedy (Columbia University Press, 2001). Robert J. Spitzer, Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science, SUNY Cortland, will become the president of the Presidency Research Group of the American Political Science Association this fall. D. Keith Naylor is an associate professor of religious studies at Occidental College in Los Angeles and a writer for the History News Service. Edward Olshaker is a longtime freelance writer whose work has appeared in many publications including the New York Times and Joseph M. Siracusa is Reader in American Diplomacy, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Jonathan Dresner is Assistant Professor of History (East Asia) at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. His research is on the local effects of regional economic integration. This essay is based both on his own research and on trends he noticed teaching the Western Civilization survey. Michael Creswell is an assistant professor in the department of history at The Florida State University and a writer for the History News Service. Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom of Indiana University is a writer for the History News Service whose books include Human Rights and Revolutions (Rowman and Littlefield, 2000). Barron H. Lerner, MD, PhD is a historian and internist at theColumbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. This piece draws on hisnewly-published book,"The Breast Cancer Wars: Hope, Fear and the Pursuit of a Cure in Twentieth-Century America" (Oxford 2001).

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