Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

When fear dictates policy

The real General Lee (and no, this is not a link to the television show “The Dukes of Hazard”

How neoliberals and conservatives undermined the welfare state

Universities and slavery

Mascots behaving badly

Feminism and conservative backlash

Anti-Trump conservatives

David Halberstam

Michael Peppard reviews Robert P. Jones, The End of White Christian America

The Hermione mutiny and the election of 1800

Thomas Jefferson and Islam

Another kind of monument

Jill Lepore brings some history to dystopian fiction

A new exercise fad: storming the beaches of Normandy

Is the “Benedict Option” spiritual pornography?

Eric Foner reviews Noam Maggor, Brahmin Capitalism: Frontiers of Wealth and Populism in America’s First Gilded Age