Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Francis Fukuyama

Who are the 81%?  John Hawthorne reflects on a new study

Khalil Gibran Muhammad reviews Sean Wilentz’s No Property Man: Slavery and Antislavery at the Nation’s Founding

Annette Gordon Reed on MLK

Ocean Grove, New Jersey:  Methodist paradise

Does the left need a MAGA narrative?

George Scialabba

An amusement park for sale

Did the founding fathers believe in originalism?

Identity politics

What happens when people stop writing letters and books become less central to society?

How to read and why

Can states rights save us?

U.S. borders are straight lines

On nuance

Kitsch at Salem

Alex Karp reviews Jill Lepore’s These Truths: A History of the United States

Is civility possible?

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