Sunday Night Odds and Ends

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

Jim Cullen reviews Louis Menand, The Marketplace of Ideas

Christopher Hitchens on George Orwell’s Animal Farm.

Presidential readers.

It was he, not his wife.

Bill Keller reviews Alan Brinkley, The Publisher: Henry Luce and His American Century.

More on history and the Tea Party movement.

Henry Louis Gates on slave reparations.

Historiann: Should you recycle conference presentations?

University Diaries: Why go to class when the notes are on Wiki.

Mark Noll reviews Andrew Finstuen’s Original Sin and Everyday Protestants: The Theology of Rienhold Niebuhr, Billy Graham, and Paul Tillich in an Age of Anxiety.

Douglass Brinkley on the Boston Tea party.

Are religions different paths to the same wisdom? Steven Prothero says no.

What happened to the liberal moment?

Williamjames Hull Hoffner on the Caning of Charles Sumner.

Jon Meacham on the religious case for the separation of church and state.

The psychology of hoarding.

Barack Obama and Billy Graham.

Religious leaders condemn new Arizona immigration law.

Glenn Beck will deliver commencement address at Liberty University.

Lessons from Kent State

Stephen F. Hayward reviews five new books on conservatism

E.D. Hirsch reviews Diane Ravitch, The Death and Life of the Great American School System

Greg Schneider reviews James Horn, A Kingdom Strange: The Brief and Tragic History of the Lost Colony of Roanoke

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