Things Noted Here and There
Nicholai Ourousoff,"Where Gods Yearn for Long-Lost Treasures," NYT, 28 October, introduces Athens' New Acropolis Museum and argues that it is time for the Elgin Marbles to come home.
Michael Dirda,"If the World Could Write ...," Washington Post, 28 October, reviews Richard Pevear's and Larissa Volokhonsky's new translation of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace. I should read it again.
In David Greenberg,"Rudy a Lefty? Yeah, Right," Washington Post, 28 October, the Rutgers historian finds Rudy Giuliani's social liberalism largely a myth. See also: Andrew Sullivan. Meanwhile, Josh Marshall asks, other than Giuliani,"how many elected officials have ever tried to make arrangements to remain in office beyond their legally-sanctioned term of office?" His readers find some parallels in Georgia's"Three Governors Controversy" and the effort of Philadelphia's Frank Rizzo to get the city's ban on three consecutive mayoral terms overturned. But, hey, if you're going with"some similarities", FDR does come to mind.
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Serge Lelouche - 10/29/2007
He's gonna be President, so let's learn to spell it!
- Number of women leaders around the world has grown, but they’re still a small group
- Say goodbye to the weirdest border dispute in the world
- Harvard acquires Thoreau's notes on the death of Margaret Fuller
- It’s a national historic site, but hardly anybody visits the Idaho internment camp where thousands of Japanese Americans were incarcerated in WW II
- Big-time Hollywood director makes a movie about Stonewall
- Richard Rothstein says government policy created ghettos
- The Islamic historian who can explain why some states fail and others succeed
- High school senior credited with debunking book by Professor Richard Jensen
- Historians at loggerheads over the AP standards
- Bettany Hughes interview: The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems