Sunday, December 6, 2015

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

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