Sunday night odds and ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Gerald Russello reviews George Scialabba, How to be Depressed

The World Socialist Web Site on the death of Bernard Bailyn

What makes for a successful vice-presidential pick?

A historian on university openings and closings

Thomas Frank on populism


A panel discussion on the Black Lives Matter movement

Joe Biden: “Griever-in-Chief

Dan Walden reviews Matt Walsh’s Church of Cowards: A Wake-Up Call to Complacent Christians

The never-Trump conservative intellectuals

Rebecca Onion interviews Richard Kreitner, author of Break It Up: Secession, Division, and the Secret History of America’s Imperfect Union

H. W. Brands reviews Marjoleine Kars, Blood on the River: A Chronicle of Mutiny and Freedom on the Wild Coast

Jefferson Davis’s pro-slavery nemesis

Who owned the Liberty Tree?

Kamala Harris and the future of American religion


The pro-life movement and Black voters