More Noted Things
James Romm, "The Greeks' Daring Experiment," WSJ, 11 February, reviews Christian Meier's A Culture of Freedom: Ancient Greece and the Origins of Europe.
Mike Dash, "The Monster of Glamis," Past Imperfect, 10 February, looks at the history of the castle's mystery.
Jeffrey Wasserstram, "The Battle for China's Soul," WSJ, 11 February, reviews Stephen Platt's Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom: China, the West, and the Epic Story of the Taiping Civil War.
Timothy Messer-Kruse, "The 'Undue Weight' of Truth on Wikipedia," CHE, 12 February, reports his scholarship about Chicago's Haymarket riot took a beating on Wikipedia.
Giles Milton, "A Tale of Two Towers," Surviving History, 14 February, reports on Edward Watkin's Folly.
Henrik Bering, "A Penchant for Dreaming," WSJ, 11 February, reviews Fiona MacCarthy's The Last Pre-Raphaelite: Edward Burne-Jones and the Victorian Imagination. Mark Kingwell, "Van Gogh vs. ‘truthiness'," Globe and Mail, 10 February, reviews Modris Eksteins's Solar Dance: Genius, Forgery, and the Crisis of Truth in the Modern Age.
David P. Goldman, "Fool's Gold," Tablet, 9 February, and Michiko Kakutani, "Historian Who Influences Both Obama and Romney," NYT, 13 February, review Robert Kagan's The World America Made. Kagan, "Why the World Needs America," WSJ, 11 February, is excerpted from the book. Jennifer Rubin, Right Turn, 14 February, interviews Kagan about the book. Daniel Drezner, Gideon Rachman, and Kagan, "The Rise or Fall of the American Empire," Foreign Policy, 14 February, is a roundtable about the book.
comments powered by Disqus
- Josh Hawley Earns F in Early American History
- Does Germany's Holocaust Education Give Cover to Nativism?
- "Car Brain" Has Long Normalized Carnage on the Roads
- Hawley's Use of Fake Patrick Henry Quote a Revealing Error
- Health Researchers Show Segregation 100 Years Ago Harmed Black Health, and Effects Continue Today
- Nelson Lichtenstein on a Half Century of Labor History
- Can America Handle a 250th Anniversary?
- New Research Shows British Industrialization Drew Ironworking Methods from Colonized and Enslaved Jamaicans
- The American Revolution Remains a Hotly Contested Symbolic Field
- Untangling Fact and Fiction in the Story of a Nazi-Era Brothel