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May 19, 2011

Modern History Notes

National Association of Scholars, "The Vanishing West, 1964-2010: The Disappearance of Western Civilization from the American Undergraduate Curriculum" is a study in declension. See also: Kevin Kiley, "Decline of ‘Western Civ'," IHE, 19 March.

Matthew Price, "The Good Fight," bookforum, April/May, reviews Adam Hochschild's To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914–1918.

Ianthe Brautigan reviews Ying Ying Chang's The Woman Who Could Not Forget: Iris Chang Before and Beyond The Rape of Nanking for the San Francisco Chronicle, 15 May.

Keith Gessen, "The Gift: Joseph Brodsky and the fortunes of misfortune," New Yorker, 23 May, reviews Lev Loseff's and Jane Ann Miller's Joseph Brodsky: A Literary Life.

Niall Ferguson, "Dr. K's Rx for China," Daily Beast, 17 May, reviews Henry Kissinger's On China.

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