Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things on-line that caught my eye this week:

Peter Mancall: Why a fourth grader knows more about Henry Hudson than you do.

Why writers are bad at speeches and interviews.

Review of Ken Burns’s “National Parks: America’s Best Idea.” Here is another one.

A new college dedicated exclusively to the study of history.

Heather Cox Richardson: What is historiography?

“Born (Again) in the USA: Jim Cullen’s plenary address at the Bruce Springsteen Symposium.

Why we need journalists, not ideologues.

Damon Linker on conservatism. Eric Miller on conservatism.


Was Teddy Roosevelt a gun-toting St. Francis?

A new literary history of America.

David Greenberg on the meaning of Richard Hofstadter’s “paranoid style.”