A few things online that caught my attention this week:
When Warren Harding paid mistress to stay silent.
Dominic Green reviews Sarah Bakewell, Humanly Possible: Seven Hundred Years of Humanist Freethinking, Inquiry, and Hope.
Michael Kazin wonders if it is possible for one party to dominate American politics again.
Tom Deignan reviews Beverly Gage, G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century.
Thomas Lacquer reviews Francesca Morgan, A Nation of Descendants: Politics and the Practice of Genealogy in US History. (Listen to our interview with Moran here.)
What happened to Twitter?
Johann Neem reviews Will Bunch, After the Ivory Tower Falls: How College Broke the American Dream and Blew Up Pollitics–And How To Fix It
In The New York Times, Tish Harrison Warren endorses “The Chosen” and interviews its star.
When it comes to interpreting the Constitution, many conservatives are moving away from originalism and embracing natural law.
Barbara Perry reviews Rebecca Boggs Roberts, The Fascinating Rise and Complex Legacy of First Lady Edith Wilson.
“The world can be saved from itself only by a Savior who ruthlessly exposes the greed and libido dominandi that lurk behind captivating screens of civility and piety.”
Mother Cabrini: The first American saint.
Helen Keller: socialist.
JSTOR Daily annotates Lyndon Johnson’s 1868 speech announcing that he would not run for re-election.
David Hollinger on the use of Christianity by both the Right and the Left.
Martha Anne Toll reviews Dean Calbreath’s The Sergeant: The Incredible Life of Nicholas Said.
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