Sunday Nights Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

What we can learn about expertise from the Naomi Wolf incident

What Wendell Berry “stands on”

What is happening to books in college libraries?

When Vermont outlawed slavery

Kenneth Woodward reviews a new book on former Notre Dame president Ted Hesburgh

Class discussion

David Hollinger reviews Daniel Okrent, The Guarded Gate: Bigotry, Eugenics, and the Law That Kept Two Generations of Jews, Italians and Other European Immigrants Out of America

19th-century beef

Teaching at “non-elite” colleges

Oh the Places You’ll Go and graduation gifts

Should Catholics abolish the priesthood?

Common-Place issue on Walt Whitman

Abortion politics: “strutting and fighting.”  Also this.

What is George Will reading?

Madison Square Garden

Harvard’s first commencement

J.L. Bell on “How to Assess a Founder’s Quote

Is the Church of England experiencing a revival?