Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Michael Bellesiles talks about Arming America

Fatalist professors

Maya Jasanoff reviews Christopher Benfey, If: The Untold Story of Kipling’s American Years


We need to give more credit to Venus

The 1619 Project: What would Walter Brueggemann say?

Humanities and the public good

Randall Kennedy reviews Ibram X. Kendi, How to Be an Antiracist

The evangelical left

A disloyal Jew

Andrew Preston reviews Matthew Sutton, Double Crossed: The Missionaries Who Spied for the United States During the Second World War

Christianity and capitalism: Are they compatible?

A new John Locke manuscript on religious toleration

Trump is not the first president to compare himself to Jesus

Evangelicals visiting Israel

2 thoughts on “Sunday Night Odds and Ends

  1. I think Trump may be the first President to make the messiah analogy after all. Andrew Johnson never compared himself to Christ (as far as I can tell). He said that people compared him to Judas and he said if he played Judas then “who has been my Christ that I played the Judas with?” (Hans Trefousse, “Johnson: A Biography,” (1997), p. 266.


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