Sunday night odds and ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Alexander Hamilton owned slaves

Matthew Clemente reviews Elisabeth Lasch Quinn, Ars Vitae: The Fate of Inwardness and the Return of the Ancient Arts of Living

Another writer moves to Substack

The election in Georgia in historical context

Health care workers can’t go on like this

Diet soda

Are Republicans still an American political party?

Why the Pilgrims would probably cancel Thanksgiving this year

The conservative never Trumpers at The Bulwark

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie reviews Barack Obama, A Promised Land

Intellectuals on the Left discuss the meaning of the 2020 election

Banning travel in a pandemic in A.D. 640

Ronald K.L. Collins reviews Hamilton and the Law: Reading Today’s Most Contentious Legal Issues Through the Hit Musical

An 1897 snowball flight

The Black man who invented Nebraska football

Presidential memoirs

Marilynne Robinson, God, and Jack

Virginia DeJohn Anderson reviews Thomas Ricks, First Principles: What America’s Founders Learned From the Greeks and Romans and How That Shared Our Country

Louis Masur reviews David Reynolds, Abe: Abraham Lincoln in His Times