Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

The muddling of public discourse in a post-truth era

African-American soldiers and the Civil War battle of New Market Heights

Gabriel Winant reviews Steven Hahn, A Nation Without Borders: The United States and Its World in an Age of Civil Wars, 1830-1910

Richard Rorty on love of country and identity politics

Antifascism in America

Allesandro Portelli reviews Springsteen’s memoir

John Kasich and “false prophets

Jumping on the bandwagon

Presidents as intellectuals

John Wilson, the editor of Books & Culture, has a new job (and apparently a new beard)

Obama, faith, and the common good

Evangelicalism and business history

Mapping cholera in 1832

Victor David  Hanson asks if there is “something about the land itself that promotes conservatism?”

W.E.B. Du Bois in the age of Trump

Evangelicals and Russia

A new podcast highlights the research of American Antiquarian Society  fellows