Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Reviews of Springsteen’s Born to Run here and here and here and here

Maya Jasanoff reviews two new books on slavery and early America

Matthew Simpson reviews Michael J. Klarman’s The Framers’ Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution.

Alexis de Tocqueville on the 2016 election

Donald Trump in Springsteen’s America

Getting students to lead discussions in class

“I think it reasonable to ask not whether we are Christians (by that standard, all fall short), but whether in our wildest imaginings we could ever desire to be the kind of persons that the New Testament describes as fitting the pattern of life in Christ.”

Meryle Secrest reviews Jane Kamensky, A Revolution in Color: The World of John Singleton Copley

The first woman cantor in Jewish history

Katherine Jewell is flipping her U.S. survey classroom

What is going on with the Midwest Society of Christian Philosophers?

Q&A with “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda

The gap between academic culture and popular culture

Obama the intellectual and the larger “Obama Issue” of The Chronicle of Higher Education

Should Christians vote for people or policies?

God the 2016 Presidential debates

Evangelicalism and white men in leadership

Atheism and the presidency

The American Historical Association’s Allison Miller on Malcolm Gladwell’s podcast “Revisionist History”