Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Jeet Heer reviews Sean Wilentz’s edited collection of some of Richard Hofstadter’s most important work.

John Barry on what a virus can do to a president

Jeremy Beer reviews Andrew Bacevich, ed., American Conservatism: Reclaiming an Intellectual Tradition

Should we be glad Trump got COVID-19?

Joe Biden, Dwight Eisenhower, and getting back to normal

Marilynne Robinson: “the first order of business for us as a people is to find our way back to equilibrium”

Obama’s speeches

Historian Paul Matzko on conservative talk radio

The Mark Meadows family dancing the night away while so many of us locked ourselves for the great good. Thank you Rebecca Onion.

James Kloppenberg reviews What Were We Thinking: A Brief Intellectual History of the Trump Era

America’s moral convulsion

“…the electoral college failed to work as designed because its design was contradictory in the first place.

On the death of president John Tyler’ grandson this week

The links between Christian nationalism and anti-masking

Trump’s fear of honest history