A few things online that caught my attention this week:
Cynthia Kierner on Martha Jefferson Randolph (Thomas Jefferson's daughter)
Was JFK a conservative?
Writing and rewriting
What was the worst year in history?
What are radicals good for?
Patrick Deneen against the Common Core (and some very compelling responses in the comments section)
Jared Diamond on writing
Denver Brunsman on "The Evil Necessity" (British naval impressment in the 18th century)
Mapping the Republic of Letters
Jared Burkholder reviews Emma Anderson, The Death and Afterlife of the North American Martyrs
I can now sleep better at night. Thank you Salon for bringing this to my attention.
Annette Gordon-Reed reviews Jill Lepore's Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin.
Kevin Levin reviews Caroline Janney, Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation
History and the U.S. National Park Service
Tracy McKenzie vs. Rush Limbaugh
How to write a good sentence
Kennedy's assassination as a Catholic event