Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

The Christian Democracy option

Deleting the first draft of history

The culture of John MacArthur

Catholicism and civic attachments

How Halloween became dangerous

Meg Jacobs reviews Jill Lepore, This America: The Case for the Nation

Lewis Lapham talks with Harlow Giles Unger about Thomas Paine

Scott Stern reviews Kevin Levin, Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth

Reflections on the third anniversary of the National Museum of African American History and Culture

The American War Letters Project

The National Association of Evangelicals and its new president

Sebastian Stockman reviews Lewis Hyde, A Primer for Forgetting: Getting Past the Past

How steak became manly

A short history of democratic socialism 

On lecturing