A few things online that caught my attention this week:
Umberto Eco and the intellectual life
Universities opening in the Fall
Retreating to a farm and using 11th-century tools
Joey Votto: Baseball’s “brainiest hitter”
Post-COVID-19: Where will we live?
David Blight on what Frederick Douglass can teach us these days
Richard Moe reviews Ted Widmer’s Lincoln on the Verge: Thirteen Days to Washington
On the primacy of the common good
Philip Jenkins contemplates the post-Covid religious future
Claudio Saunt on “The Trail of Tears”
Emmett Ashord, Major League Baseball’s first black umpire
Trump is playing “insider” (POTUS) and “outsider” (the “populism hustle”) simultaneously
Annette Gordon-Reed reviews Peniel Joseph, The Sword and the Shield:The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.
Watch some of the most “memorable, gut-wrenching, or downright remarkable moments in sports history over the past years”
The Federal Writers Project and how the New Deal helped writers