Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Popular writing should be as rigorous as scholarship–but much easier to read

Ibram X Kendi on the Fourth of July

A funny critique of Hamilton

Trump’s border wall

Charleston’s John C. Calhoun statue

Wilfred McClay on profanity

Mormon socialists

When African Americans co-opted July 4th

Grant Wacker reviews Daniel Vaca, Evangelicals  Incorporated: Books and the Business of Religion in America

The ending of Hamilton

Frederick Douglass on monuments

Clyde Haberman reviews David Paul Kuhn, The Hardhat Riot: Nixon, New York City, and the Dawn of the White Working Class

Action Park

The Lincoln Memorial was made for this

Should Teddy Roosevelt come down?