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Sep 4, 2006 4:28 am

Some Notes for Labor Day

Richard Brookhiser's"John Adams Talks to His Books," NY Times, 3 September, inspired Simplicius at Blogging the Renaissance to reflect on the marginal notes of a former professor at an age much younger than when he knew the man.

John Stauffer,"Slavery and the Legacies of the American Revolution," NY Sun, 30 August, reviews Simon Schama's Rough Crossings, François Furstenberg's In the Name of the Father, and David Brion Davis's Inhuman Bondage.

Tony Judt,"Goodbye to All That," NYRB, 26 September, reviews Leszek Kolakowski, Main Currents of Marxism: The Founders, the Golden Age, the Breakdown, Kolakowski, My Correct Views on Everything, and Jacques Attali, Karl Marx ou l'esprit du monde. There is a long interview with Judt at"'Wie die Beamten des Mittelalters'," Stern, n.d. Thanks to Alfredo Perez at Political Theory Daily Review and Nathanael Robinson for the tips.

Fredric Jameson,"First Impressions," LRB, 7 September, reviews Slavoj Zizek, The Parallax View. Thanks to Manan Ahmed for the tip.

Finally, Target has a weak sense of history. A Franklin here, a Franklin there ... what difference does a couple of centuries make? Thanks to Jonathan Wilson at The Elfin Ethicist for the tip.

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