Joyce S. Goldberg, "Why I Can No Longer Teach U.S. Military History," CHE, 18 September, finds current students' concerns make teaching military history untenable.
Jonathan Jones, "When Europe's single currency worked – the 1480s," Guardian, 22 September, reviews "Money and Beauty: Bankers, Botticelli and the Bonfire of the Vanities," an exhibit at the Strozzi Palace in Florence, Italy.
Nigel Jones, "Blood, Theft and Arrears: Stealing The Crown Jewels," History Today, recalls the man who plotted to steal the crown jewels in Charles II's time and survived.
Paul Berman, "Dreams From the American Left," Slate, 21 September, reviews Michael Kazin's American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation.
Jay Parini, "Rethinking Chesterton," CHE, 18 September, reviews Ian Ker's G. K. Chesterton: A Biography and Ker, ed., The Everyman Chesterton.
Julie Des Jardins, "Madame Curie's Passion," Smithsonian, October, takes a new look at Marie Curie.
Benjamin Nathans, "Uncertainty and Anxiety: On Khrushchev's Thaw," Nation, 26 September, reviews Miriam Dobson's Khrushchev's Cold Summer: Gulag Returnees, Crime, and the Fate of Reform After Stalin and Vladislav Zubok's Zhivago's Children: The Last Russian Intelligentsia.
Sara Mosle, "Steve Brill's Report Card on School Reform," NYT, 18 August, Michael Winerip, "Teachers Get Little Say in a Book About Them," NYT, 28 August, Richard Rothstein, "Grading the Education Reformers," Slate, 29 August, Richard D. Kahlenberg, "The Best and the Brightest," The Book, 22 September, and Diane Ravitch, "School ‘Reform': A Failing Grade," NYRB, 29 September, review Steven Brill's Class Warfare: Inside the Fight to Fix America's Schools.
Finally, in William Jelani Cobb, "The Night They Killed Troy Davis," Atlantic, 22 September, our former colleague recalls standing vigil.
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