What We’re Reading: March 19

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Amit Chaudhuri, The Real Meaning of Rhodes Must Fall (Guardian)
David Mitchell, The Trouble with People Who Lived in the Past (Guardian)

Andrew Dickson, Great Britain, Strange and Familiar (New Yorker)

David W. Dunlap, Discovery of Burial Ground Backs a Less Conventional Version of Harlem’s History (NY Times)

Richard J. Evans, Lobbying: Hitler’s Aristocratic Go-Betweens (LRB)

Asa Briggs, historian and higher education pioneer, dies age 94 (Guardian)

Peter N. Miller, Argument by Other Means: Toward an Intellectual History of Academic Administration (AHA Perspectives)

John Noble Wilford, In Late Antiquity Textiles, a Long-Lasting Fashion Show (NY Times)

Colm Tóibín, The Talented, Trapped Spenders (NYRB)

And, not least, the question we all were asking.


Achille Mbembe, Decolonizing Knowledge and the Question of the Archive” (Africa Is a Country)

Alexandra Alter, Moneyball for Book Publishers: A Detailed Look at How We Read (NY Times)

Lisa Campbell, Jackie Kay Named Scottish Makar (The Bookseller)

Samuel J. Redman, How Many Skeletons Are In U.S. Museums? (HNN)


Nicholas Dames, The New Fiction of Solitude (The Atlantic)

Scott Barry Kaufman, How To Be an Optimal Human (Scientific American)

Hilary Putnam, Putnam’s Progress (Philosophers Mag)

Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, The Mattering Instinct (Edge)

Bernard Weisberger, The Exclusionist Legacy of Progressive Economists (Democracy Journal)

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