What We’re Reading: Week of Feb. 20

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!

Madeline:

Sheila Fitzpatrick, “Zanchevsky, Zakrevsky, or Zakovsky?” (LRB)

Frank Kermode’s 1983 review of The Name of the Rose by the late Umberto Eco (LRB)

Emily:

Sara Georgini, Debate Night (S-USIH Blog)

Robert O. Paxton, The Truth About the Resistance (NYRB)

Isaac Chotiner interviews Robert Paxton: Is Donald Trump a Fascist? A Historian of Fascism Weighs In (Slate)

Michael Caines, Matthew Arnold (and other Victorian big heads) (TLS Blog)

Donal Harris, The Art of Administration: On Greg Barnhisel’s “Cold War Modernists” (LARB)

George Packer, Why Leftists Go Right (New Yorker)

Sarah Wildman, The Revelations of a Nazi Art Catalogue (New Yorker)

Jeremy Bernstein, Tom Lehrer, Al Sears and Me (LRB Blog)

And, not least, some entertaining academic spats:
Terry Eagleton, A Toast at the Trocadero: D.J. Taylor (LRB)
Robin Lane Fox and Garry Wills, A Difference Over Augustine (NYRB)

Carolyn:

E.R. Truitt, “Fantasy North” (Aeon)

Elizabeth Drew, “A Country Breaking Down” (NY Review of Books)

Gabriel Rosenberg, “Inventing the Family Farm: Towards a History of Rural Heterosexuality” (Notches Blog)

Tim Parks, “The Passion of the Bureaucrats” (LRB)

Erin:

Anthony Grafton, 2016 Sandars Lectures (audio via Cambridge University Library)

Frederic Raphael, Lost Worlds of Joseph Roth (TLS)

Francine Prose The Passion of the Coens (NYR Daily)

Saki Knafo, A Black Police Officer’s Fight against the NYPD (NY Times)

+ The Greenwich Village Antiquarian Book Fair is this weekend! Feb. 19-21 @PS 3, 490 Hudson St., NYC

 

 

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