Jeremy Kuzmarov PhD

Jay P. Walker Assistant Professor of American History Henry Kendall College of Arts & Sciences


Written two books, The Myth of the Addicted Army: Vietnam and the Modern War on Drugs (University of Massachusetts 2009) and Modernizing Repression: Police Training and Nation Building in the American Century (University of Massachusetts, 2012)

Ph.D., Brandeis University
M.A., McGill University
B.A., McGill University

Internationalization of US criminal justice
Money and US politics and Social Movements
A course on Empires in World History that assesses the character of the US as an empire in comparative perspective

The following may be selected publications rather than a comprehensive list.


Modernizing Repression: Police Training and Nation Building in the American Century (Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 2012).

The Myth of the Addicted Army: Vietnam and the Modern War on Drugs (Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 2009)

Book Chapters

“The Crackdown in America: Ronald Reagan and the 1980s Drug War,” A Companion to the Reagan Presidency (UK: Wiley Blackwell, 2015).

“You Have to Not Mind Killing Innocents:” American COIN operations in Afghanistan and the Violence of Empire” In A People’s History of Counter-Insurgency (New York: The New Press, 2013).

Book Reviews

“Peter Dale Scott, The American Deep State,” Los Angeles Progressive, May 2015.

“Thomas Field, From Development to Dictatorship: Bolivia and the Alliance for Progress in the Kennedy Era,” Journal of Cold War Studies, Winter 2015.

“Stephen Kinzer, The Brothers,” History News Network, December 2013.

“Michael D. Gambone, Small Wars: Low-Intensity Threats and the American Response Since Vietnam” Journal of American History, September 2013.

“Alfred W. McCoy, Torture and Impunity: The CIA’s Coercive Interrogation Doctrine” Pacific Historical Review, August 2013.

“William J. Rust, Before the Quagmire: American Intervention in Laos, 1954-1961,” H-Diplo, May 2013.

“William Blum, America’s Greatest Export – Democracy,” Z Magazine, May, 2013.

“Joshua Bloom and Waldo Martin Jr. Blacks Against Empire,” Z Magazine, April 2013.

“The West’s Imperial War on Libya: A Review of Three Books” Z Magazine, June-July 2013.

“Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick, The Untold History of the United States,” History News Network, December 2012.

“Daniel Weimer, Seeing Drugs: Modernization, Counterinsurgency and U.S. Narcotics Control in the Third World, 1970-1978,” Diplomatic History, September 2012.

“Blood on the Tracks: The Life and Times of S. Brian Willson,” Z Magazine, March 2012.

“Michael Latham, The Right Kind of Revolution: Modernization, Development and U.S. Foreign Policy from the Cold War to the Present,” Pacific Historical Review, Fall 2012.

“Peter Dale Scott, American War Machine” Los Angeles Progressive, June 2011.

“Bruce Cumings, The Korean War: A History,” History News Network and Z Magazine, August 2010.

“Edward S. Herman and David Peterson, The Politics of Genocide,” History News Network, May 2010.

“Bernd Greiner, War Without Fronts” Monthly Review Magazine, May 2010.

“Eric Schneider, Smack: Heroin and the American City,” Journal of Urban History, Fall 2010.

“Michael Fellman, In the Name of God and Country: Reconsidering Terrorism in American History,” Z Magazine, January 2010.

“Alfred W. McCoy, Policing America’s Empire,” Z Magazine, December 2009.

Kuzmarov, Jeremy. “Two Books on Guantanamo Bay.” 2009: n. pag. Print.

“Moshik Temkin, The Sacco and Vanzetti Affair” History News Network, June, 2009.

“James Carroll, Crusade: Chronicles of an Unjust War” Peace and Change, Special Issue on the Iraq War, Spring 2009.

“Deborah Nelson, The War Behind Me: Vietnam Veterans Confront U.S. War Crimes,” History News Network, February, 2009.

“Michael Schwartz, War Without End: The Iraq War in Context” History News Network, George Mason University, October, 2008.

“Bradley Simpson, Economists with Guns: Authoritarian Development and U.S. Indonesian Relations, 1960-1968” Z Magazine, October 2008.

“James Carter, Inventing Vietnam: The United States and State-Building 1954-1968” History News Network, June, 2008.

“Edward S. Herman and David Peterson, The Politics of Genocide,” History News Network, May 2008.

“David Barber, A Hard Rain Fell: SDS and Why it Failed; Gerard DeGroot, The Sixties Unplugged: A Kalaidescope History of a Disorderly Decade” History News Network, April, 2008.

“Walter Hixson, The Myth of American Diplomacy” History News Network, March 2008.

“Alex Abella, Soldiers of Reason: The RAND Corporation and the Rise of the American Empire” Z Magazine, July-August 2008.

“Eric L. Muller, American Inquisition: The Hunt for Japanese-American Disloyalty in World War II” History News Network, January 2008.

“Helen Fein, Human Rights, Human Wrongs: Genocide, Slavery, Terror” History News Network, September 2007.

“Richard Rhodes: Arsenal of Folly: The Making of the Nuclear Arms Race” History News Network, September 2007.

“Richard Rhodes: Arsenal of Folly: The Making of the Nuclear Arms Race” History News Network, September 2007.

“Jeremi Suri, Henry Kissinger and the American Century and Robert Dallek, Partners in Power” History News Network, August 2007.

“Doug Bandow, Foreign Follies: America’s New Global Empire” History News Network, June 2007.

“Mark Moyar, Triumph Forsaken: The Vietnam War, 1954-1963” History News Network, April 2007.

“James G. Blight and Janet M. Lang, The Fog of War” H-NET Diplo, March 2007.

“Gil Troy, Morning in America: Ronald Reagan and the Invention of the 1980s and Robert Collins, America Transformed” History News Network, February 2007.

“Noam Chomsky, Failed States: The Abuse of Power and Assault on Democracy” History News Network, December 2006.

“Greg Grandin, Empire’s Workshop: Latin America, the United States and the Rise of the New Imperialism” Z Magazine, October 2006.

“Alfred W. McCoy, A Question of Torture: CIA Interrogation from the Cold War to the War on Terror” Z Magazine, July-August, 2006.

Journal Articles

“Distancing Acts: Private Mercenaries and the War on Terror in the George W. Bush Administration,” The Asia Pacific Journal (December 29, 2014). (also picked up on ZNet, Global Research Network)

“The Responsibility of Intellectuals Redux: Liberals Embrace War and Empire in the Age of Clinton, Bush and Obama” The Asia-Pacific Journal, June 16, 2014.

"Bomb After Bomb: US Air Power and Crimes of War From World War II to the Present," The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol 10, Issue 47, No. 3, November 19, 2012.

“American Police Training and Political Violence: From the Philippines Conquest to the Killing Fields of Afghanistan and Iraq," The Asia-Pacific Journal, 11-1-10, March 15, 2010 (an abridged version also appeared in the Asia Times and History News Network).

“Modernizing Repression: Police Training, Political Violence and ‘Nation-Building’ in the American Century” Diplomatic History (April 2009).

“From Counter-Insurgency to Narco-Insurgency: Vietnam and the International War on Drugs” Journal of Policy History (Summer 2008).

“The Myth of the ‘Addicted Army’: Drug Use in Vietnam in Historical Perspective" War and Society (October 2007).


“Manipulating the Great Powers to Forge a ‘Greater Ethiopia’: Haillie Selassie and the Cold War in North Africa” In Spencer Tucker, Encyclopedia of the Cold War (2006)

“Resisting the West: Muammar Qadaffi and the Pan-Arabic and Pan African Moment” In Spencer Tucker, Encyclopedia of the Cold War (2006)

HIST 2473 American Social Movements
HIST 2553 War and American Society
HIST 2683 The Cold War As History
HIST 3403 Crime and Punishment in American History
HIST 4573 American Diplomatic History Since 1914
HIST 4853 Topics in American History
HIST 7513 Readings in the History of the United States
HIST 7983 Research and Thesis