Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things on the web that caught my eye this week:

How senior historians became historians

Lane Wallace defends the liberal arts.

David Brooks reviews Simon Schama’s The American Future.

Jeremy Lott reviews Allen Guelzo’s Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction

Mark Bauerlein remembers Elizabeth Fox-Genovese.

Should Obama place a wreath on the Arlington Confederate Monument?

Leon Wieseltier on perfectionism.

Is the bad economy making us more conservative? John Judis thinks so.

An argument against celebrity commencement addresses.

Baseball slang.

Garry Wills reviews Henry Louis Gates’s Lincoln on Race and Slavery.