What We’re Reading: Week of August 10

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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!


Rachel Ahern Knudson, “Fanfiction in the fifth century BCE” (Eidolon)

Paul Ham, “The Bureaucrats who singled out Hiroshima for Destruction” (Atlantic)

Samuel Moyn, “Christianity, contemporary legacies, and the critique of secularism” (Immanent Frame)


Erin Schreiner, Readers Make Their Mark On You (NY Society Library)

Diana Fuss, The People Downstairs (LARB)

Alma Igra and Jordan Katz, What and How to Cook in Wartime: Hummus (Leftovers)

Timothy Nunan, Guarding Empire, Mandating Statehood: A Conversation With Susan Pedersen on the League of Nations, Internationalism, and the End of Empire (Toynbee Prize Foundation Blog)

Mallory Ortberg, The Penitence of Mary Magdalene, In Order of Penitence (The Toast)

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