A few things online that caught my attention this week:
Writers lives are “spent mainly in defeat“
Carole King on Burt Bacharach
The Black Hebrew Israelite movement
W.E.B. Du Bois on Black History Month
Whopper, Whopper, Whopper Whopper
History vs. literature. The Proctors of Salem
James Traub reviews Michael Walzer’s The Struggle for a Decent Politics: On “Liberal” as an Adjectives
Teaching slavery at Harvard
When did Americans lose faith in the news?
A 7.5-foot-long iron sword found in Japan
Ed Simon reviews Abram Van Engen’s City on a Hill: A History of American Exceptionalism
What readers hate about books
The Democratic National Committee passes a resolution against Christian nationalism
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