Sunday, December 1, 2013

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

#whystudyhistory at Twitter

Whitney Martinko reviews Thomas Chambers, Memory of War: Visiting Battlegrounds and Bonefields in the Early American Republic and Megan Kate Nelson, Ruin Nation: Destruction and the American Civil War

Let's listen to Pope Francis on economics

The practical value of the humanities

Academia and drug cartels

Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy on historical myths of the American Revolution

The Book of Tebow

Interview with Jill Lepore on Jane Franklin

David Barton's war on Christian colleges

Marilynne Robinson defends the Puritans

On national communities and civil religion

Online education and the end of the college professor

Is the memoir of Joseph Plumb Martin boring?

History and the U.S. National Park Service (3 parts)

Some historical insight on the whole Alec Baldwin mess

Athletics or a History Department?

The challenge of ranking Christian colleges