A few things online that caught my attention this week:
Francis Fukayama’s belief that liberal democracy is the destination of humankind is undermined by Francis Fukayama.
We like instant gratification, but who is minding the future?
Richard White reviews John Demos’s The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic
Edward M. Griffin reviews Philip Gould’s Writing the Rebellion: Loyalists and the Literature of Politics in British America
Is U2 a “semi-secretly Christian rock band?”
Robert Caro’s The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York at 40.
Congratulations to the 2014 MacArthur Fellows
Ted Widmer: Should we “ditch” the Star-Spangled Banner?