A few things online that caught my attention this week:
The Book of Mormon meets The New Yorker
Max Weber: seriousness, purpose, and commitment
Winthrop, JFK, Reagan and the "City on a Hill"
Brian Williams and Tom Brokaw
When did people start worshiping the American Founding Fathers
Ta-Nehisi Coates vs. Ross Douthat on the Obama prayer breakfast
Jay Tolson defends history at The Hedgehog Review
Drew Gilpin Faust reviews Richard Brookhiser's Founders Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln
Thomas Jefferson on how to bring a slave to France
Richard Wightman Fox on Lincoln's funeral procession
Civil War Washington D.C.
Josh Stephens reviews Edward Dolnick's The Rush: America's Fevered Quest for Fortune, 1848-1853
Abraham Lincoln: writer
Jill Lepore reviews two books on Abraham Lincoln's body
This week's "Past and Presence"
T.H. Breen: Washington vs. Hancock
Molly Worthen reviews Grant Wacker, America's Pastor: Billy Graham and the Shaping of the Nation