Things Noted Here & There
Scott Jaschik, "Oral History, Unprotected," IHE, 5 July, reports the results of discussions of the Boston College/IRA case.
Harry V. Jaffa, "Aristotle and the Higher Good," NYT, 1 July, reviews Robert C. Bartlett's and Susan D. Collins's new translation of Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics.
Robin Kirkpatrick reviews A. N. Wilson's Dante in Love for the FT, 23 June. Jonathan Yardley reviews Mark Adams's Turn Right at Machu Picchu: Rediscovering the Lost City One Step at a Time for the Washington Post, 1 July.
Michael Washburn, "Somewhat united, we stand," Boston Globe, 3 July, reviews William Hogeland's Declaration: The Nine Tumultuous Weeks When America Became Independent, May 1-July 4, 1776. Gordon S. Wood, "How the Complete Meaning of July Fourth Is Slipping Away," TNR, 4 July, meditates on the importance of the Declaration. Eve Gerber interviews "Jack Rakove on the US Constitution," The Browser, 4 July, for his choice of five crucial books on the subject. You'll learn who Max Edling is.
David A. Bell, "La Même Chose," The Book, 3 July, reviews David McCullough's The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris. Robert Zaretsky, "Disorderly Conduct," Tablet, 30 June, profiles the French Zionist and defender of human rights, Bernard Lazare.
Marla Stone reviews Adam Hochschild's To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918 for the LA Times, 3 July. Alan Riding, "A Pacifist in the Family," NYT, 1 July, reviews Louisa Thomas's Conscience: Two Soldiers, Two Pacifists, One Family — A Test of Will and Faith in World War I.
Jason Webster, "‘I can see you're not neo-Nazis'," FT, 1 July, looks at a new tour of Nazi sites. Alexander Rose, "Commanding Hitler's Soldiers," NYT, 1 July, reviews Mungo Melvin's Manstein: Hitler's Greatest General.
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