A few things online that caught my attention this week:
Russell Jacoby on how the Internet has affected public intellectuals. And scholars respond to his classic The Last Intellectuals: American Culture in an Age of Academe
Libraries: a cultural history
Barry Hankins on human depravity, Princeton, and Woodrow Wilson
Capitalism, sacraments, and "disenchantment"
Everything has a history
Are we having the wrong debate about Woodrow Wilson at Princeton?
Ralph Nader changed America
Gil Troy reviews Jon Meacham, Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush
Why are evangelicals afraid?
Why Fred Phelps's granddaughter left Westboro Baptist Church
Annette Gordon-Reed reviews Flora Fraser, The Washingtons: George and Martha, "Join'd by Friendship, Crown'd by Love
Historians specializing: a history
Eric C. Miller interviews Neil Young, author of We Gather Together: The Religious Right and the Problem of Interfaith Politics
In case you missed the big news
Gun worship and hipster evangelicalism in Colorado Springs
Working with letters and diaries in early Canada
When presidential candidates were silent
Compassion and the humanities