Things on the web that caught my attention this week:
A Russian academic predicts the disintegration of the United States in 2010.
Billy Graham has changed his church membership from a Southern Baptist church in Dallas to a Southern Baptist church in South Carolina. John Stackhouse thinks this is “weird.” I agree with him.
And I thought academic job-seekers in the field of history had it bad.
Ross Douthat of The Atlantic takes on Christopher Hitchens on the “implications of Christmas.”
Brands of Faith wonders about the timing of the release of Rick Warren’s new book, The Purpose Driven Christmas.
John Tirman on the future of the American frontier.
The decline of the printed photo in American culture and what it means.
Is Obama an orator worthy of Abraham Lincoln? Douglas Wilson thinks so.
Mother Jones on the history of air-freshener.