Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

The value of the independent critic

Slow teaching

Did Fukuyama get the last laugh?

Picnics and nostalgia

Age in early America

Durocher and Stengel

How do we understand intelligence?

Will baseball consider its past as it moves forward?

History’s best baseball umpires

Douglas Brinkley reviews Frances Fitzgerald, The Evangelicals? Garry Wills reviews it here. Alan Wolfe reviews it here.

The invention of Little League

Mark Silk feels bad for Russell Moore

Liberal originalists

Reagan, humanities, and the “city upon a hill”