What We’re Reading: Week of July 20

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Here are a few interesting articles and pieces we found around the web this week. If you come across something that other intellectual historians might enjoy, please let us know in the comments section!


My favorite thing I read on the Internet this week was Timothy Burke, All Grasshoppers, No Ants (Easily Distracted)

Dan Bilefsky, Quran Fragments, Said to Date from Time of Muhammad, Are Found in Britain (NY Times)

Jenny Uglow, Modern, English and Strange (NYRBlog)
Alice Spawls, On the Tube (LRB Blog)
Helen Pidd, Last days of the slums: a portrait of Manchester by Shirley Baker (Guardian)

Emily Gowers, Ancient Vandalism? (TLS)

Johanna Hanink, Ode on a Grecian Crisis (Eidolon)
Daniel Mendelsohn, When Pundits Reference Plato (New Yorker)

Lucy Worsley’s BBC program about the history of the Women’s Institute offers a surprising and important side of the story of feminism (iPlayer)


Robert Greene II, Ta-Nehisi Coates: Scribe of the Post-Soul Age (USIH Blog)

Carlos Lozada, The radical chic of Ta-Nehisi Coates (Washington Post)

Krishan Kumar, Practices of English freedom (TLS)

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