Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sunday Night Odds

A few things on-line that caught my attention this week:


Jim Cullen reviews Stephanie McCurry, Confederate Reckoning: Power and Politics in the Civil War South.

Do academics need to develop thicker skin?

Myths about the Pony Express.

A.C. Grayling reviews Leo Damrosch, Tocqueville's Discovery of America.

Jonathan Alter on BP and the progressive tradition in America.

Books for curmudgeons.

He just wanted to watch the World Cup. This is wrong on so many levels.

R.I.P. Manute Bol. In addition to being over seven and half feet tall, he may have also coined the phrase "my bad."

Kelly Baker on Sarah Palin

Historiann on institutional loyalty.

Founders envy.

Are unpaid internship exploiting students?

4o awkward questions for college tours

Poems about famous theologians.

More Brazil soccer evangelicalism

Southern Baptists and the oil spill

Congratulations Devin Thomas

Why don't we feel awe in the presence of machines anymore? Christine Rosen explains.

What to do when the room in which you teach becomes a "smart classroom?"

What happened to Winston Churchill's cigar?

Where are Americans moving?