A few things online that caught my attention this week:
Wilfred McClay on the “burden of the humanities“
Speaker of the House Mike Johnson’s ancestor took the Ironclad Oath in 1864.
Natalie Zemon Davis, RIP
Greg Lukianoff vs. cancel culture.
Ann Kennedy Smith reviews Daisy Hay’s Dinner with Joseph Johnson: Books and Friendship in a Revolutionary Age
Why are socialist politics “anathema” in the United States.
Alexandra Jacobs reviews Michael MacCambridge, The Big Time: How the 1970s Transformed Sports in America.
What happened to the working class intellectual?
David Brooks on Speaker of the House Mike Johnson
Self-deputized manhood and guns in the mid-19th century
A conversation on Yascha Mounk’s The Identity Trap
George Scialabba on public intellectuals and the Israel-Hamas conflict.
Should universities make pronouncements on social issues?
Books for understanding the Israel-Hamas conflict.
Ethan Schrum reviews Ellen Schrecker, The Lost Promise: American Universities in the 1960s.