Readings in Intellectual History
James Piereson,"The Rise & Fall of the Intellectual," New Criterion, September, reviews Stefan Collini's Absent Minds: Intellectuals in Britain. Thanks to Arts & Letters Daily for the tip.
Ross Douthat,"A Tale of Two Utopias," Books & Culture, September/October, reflects on Jules Verne, science fiction, utopia, and dystopia.
Scott McLemee,"State of the Annotation," Inside Higher Ed, 13 September, reflects on marginalia. There's the impulse to shun doing it; and, yet, marginalia can itself become grist for our research.
Robert Andrews,"9/11: Birth of the Blog," Wired News, 11 September, argues that one of the ways the world changed on 9/11 was that it vastly expanded the appeal of communications by blog. Even among history bloggers, there were pre-9/11 pioneers (Kevin Murphy, Geitner Simmons, Josh Marshall, wood s lot, Sherman Dorn, and Naomi Chana), but things grew dramatically thereafter. By June 2005, we had found 150 history blogs. Now, there are over 425 of us and counting.
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