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!
- Judith Kelleher Schafer, 72, a historian of slavery and prostitution, dies
- Northwestern celebrates Garry Wills with a book in his honor
- Conservatives go after UCLA's historian James Gelvin
- Laura Hillenbrand writes her masterpieces despite suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- New PBS DVD From Henry Louis Gates Jr. Explores African Influence on the Caribbean