A few things online that caught my attention this week:
Thoughts on the history of reading
Jack Rakove reviews Kevin Phillips's 1775: A Good Year for a Revolution
Alan Jacobs: "A Christmas Thought About Guns"
How to show them you want the job
Christmas in 1776 and 1739
Writing fiction vs. writing non-fiction
"The whole nine yards"
David Bromwich reviews Lincoln, the film
Do we still need libraries?
New York and the end of the world
David Barton on the "biblical" Second Amendment
Is Bill O'Reilly the most popular historian in America?
The culture of guns and the culture of narcissism
Narrative and historical distance
Don't "feed the hungry"