Week of September 16, 2013

Roundup Top 10!





#1 Science’s Humanities Gap
by Gary Gutting

Humanists have been much more receptive to science than vice-versa.

NEW YORK TIMES


#2 Larry Summers's Not-So-Illustrious Predecessor
by Stephen Mihm

Woodrow Wilson also withdrew his first choice for the Fed in 1914.

BLOOMBERG


#3 The Discovery of the First Black Female Novelist
by Henry Louis Gates Jr.

The discovery of the author's real identity will forever change the history of African-American literature.

THE ROOT


#4 Is Peter Beinart Right About a ‘New New Left’?
by Rick Perlstein

Maybe... maybe not.

THE NATION


#5 The Decline of College
by Victor Davis Hanson

The four-year campus experience is becoming a thing of the past.

NATIONAL REVIEW


#6 A.J.P. Taylor Is History
by R.J. Stove

Is the popular historian worth another look?

THE AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE


#7 The Father of the 14th Amendment
by Gerard N. Magliocca

In September 1863, John Bingham was at the lowest point of his career. But soon he would become the father of the Fourteenth Amendment.

NEW YORK TIMES


#8 A Historian on a Film Set
by Gyan Prakash

A Princeton historian on location with "Bombay Velvet."

NEW YORK TIMES


#9 How a College Student Changed Congressional Pay
by Jesse Rifkin

Gregory Watson's college essay received a C — and changed America.

LOS ANGELES TIMES


#10 The Man Who Invented Modern Probability
by Slava Gerovitch

Chance encounters in the life of Andrei Kolmogorov.

NAUTILUS



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