Things Noted Here & There
Tom Shippey, "Arthurian Glories Renewed," WSJ, 24 December, reviews Peter Ackroyd's The Death of King Arthur and Simon Armitage's The Death of King Arthur.
Drew Gilpin Faust, "Much, But Not Everything," The Book, 25 December, reviews David Reynolds's Mightier Than the Sword: Uncle Tom's Cabin and the Battle for America.
Matthew Price, "Charles Dickens: a man and his demons," The National, 23 December, reviews Claire Tomalin's Charles Dickens: A Life. Martin Rubin reviews Rosamund Bartlett's Tolstoy: A Russian Life for the LA Times, 25 December. Thomas Meany, "Stranger in a Strange Land," WSJ, 24 December, reviews Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen's American Nietzsche.
William Anthony Hay, "Ambition in the East," WSJ, 23 December, reviews Sean McMeekins's The Russian Origins Of the First World War .
Andrew Hartman, "Teach for America: The Hidden Curriculum of Liberal Do-Gooders," Jacobin, Winter, takes on our own spoils. See also the discussion at: Hartman, "Teach for America: The Hidden Curriculum of Liberal Do-Gooders," US Intellectual History, and anon., "Response," Gates of Mercy, 24 December.
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