A few things online that caught my attention this week:
Making money and stoking fear at the Mexican border
Balancing individualism and community in Sweden.
Ted Widmer reviews Joshua Seitz, Lincoln’s God: How Faith Transformed a President and a Nation
Springsteen’s Nebraska is flawed. That’s why it’s so good.
The Atlantic republishes this piece by Tim Keller
Richard Just reviews Timothy Egan, A Fever in the Heartland: The Ku Klux Klan’s Plot to Take Over America, and the Woman Who Stopped Them
The publisher of The New York Times on “objectivity” in journalism‘
David Blight reviews James Oakes, The Crooked Path to Abolition
Who was Phillis Wheatley’s “Mrs W–“?
Lauren Christenson reviews Todd Brewster, American Childhood: A Photographic History
Should the writer try to reproduce the age she is writing about, or should she use her modern knowledge to critically reinterpret the past?
Robert Zaretsky reviews Sarah Blakewell, Humanly Possible: Seven Hundred Years of Humanist Free-Thinking, Inquiry, and Hope.
United States presidents and literary journals.
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