Sunday, September 21, 2014

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Geoffrey Kabaservice reviews Heather Cox Richardson's To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party

Francis Fukayama's belief that liberal democracy is the destination of humankind is undermined by Francis Fukayama.

We like instant gratification, but who is minding the future?

Richard White reviews John Demos's The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic

Edward M. Griffin reviews Philip Gould's Writing the Rebellion: Loyalists and the Literature of Politics in British America

TR and FDR

Do the humanities need colleges and universities?

The religious roots of liberalism

Is U2 a "semi-secretly Christian rock band?"

Robert Caro's The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York at 40.

Congratulations to the 2014 MacArthur Fellows

Scott McLemee reviews Jo Guldi and David Armitage's The History Manifesto

General Charles Lee and dogs

Ted Widmer:  Should we "ditch" the Star-Spangled Banner?

Elesha Coffman reviews Randall Balmer's Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter