Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

A history of our relationship with books

Rethinking Max Weber on the vocation of the scholar

A strange piece of Syracuse real estate

Andrew Sullivan on the “absurd tragedy” of the Trump presidency

Torture in American history

Slave songs

Sean Wilentz puts the Houston Astros cheating scandal in historical context

The founding fathers on presidential pardons

Why do academics hate Mayor Pete?

Commas and commemoration


The most famous high school basketball team in the world

The irony of African Americans promoting democracy in post-WW II Germany

Presidential writing

The importance of institutions

Adjunct faculty

“Christic Manhood?”