Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Historians and what people misheard

Research or teaching?

Two new books on Paul Robeson

How much do professors make?

Small cities

Why are the NFL’s ratings in free-fall?

What about 17th-century memorials and monuments?

David Gushee is still a Christian

Christine Mathias reviews Manisha Sinha, The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition

President’s Day and public memory

The religion of Tom Brady

Jefferson’s Qur’an

Fake news and the New York Times

Sex abuse at evangelical colleges

Will public history work count for tenure?

2 thoughts on “Sunday Night Odds and Ends

  1. You identify yourself as a champion of historical thinking. Fair enough. So how would a true champion of historical thinking respond to evidence evidence indicating high-ranking officials in the Department of Justice and the FBI intentionally misled the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in order to obtain a search warrant?

    A true champion of historical thinking, especially one who is an expert in the American founding, would turn immediately to the Fourth Amendment. He would urge his readers to examine the Warrant Clause; reminding them an attorney who applies for a search warrant assures the judge, under oath, the information he is presenting is accurate.

    A true champion of historical thinking would ask his readers three questions: (1) Is that what happened in the case of the Carter Page warrants? (2) What would the Founders say about attorneys who lie to judges in order to obtain search warrants? (3) Do the protections of the Fourth Amendment extend to persons who are politically unpopular?

    I’m eager to hear your answers Professor Fea.

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