A few things online that caught my attention this week:
John Loughery reviews David Kertzer’s The Pope at War: The Secret History of Pius XII, Mussolini, and Hitler
Rick Perlstein on the long backlash against teaching progress in public schools
Aaron Stauffer reviews Gary Dorrien’s American Democratic Socialism: History, Politics, Religion, and Theory
An “alternative history” of the C-SPAN archives
Frank Guan reviews Phillipa K. Chong, Inside the Critics’ Circle: Book Reviewing in Uncertain Times
When cars were “dangerous intruders“
In defense of New Deal public works projects
Social media is undermining democracy
Is social media really hurting academia?
Normal Lear on Archie Bunker and Donald Trump
What digital subscriptions have done to journalism
Michael Hattem on the memory of the American Revolution
Enslaved women and maternal resistance
Some historical context on Pope Francis’s trip to Canada to apologize for what happened in Indigenous boarding schools
Pro-life and anti-Trump? How does one deal reconcile the two in the wake of Dobbs v. Jackson?