What We’re Reading: Sept. 12-16

John:

Tim Barker, “The Congress for Cultural Freedom’s Ultimate Failure” (The New Republic)

The Economist (C.G.), “Comrade, where are you today?

The Economist, “Patricians of Parchment

Marie Gaille, « Impudique pudeur » (La vie des idées)

Claudio Giunta, “Una sommessa difesa del liceo classico” (Le parole e le cosa)

Serge Gruzinski, “How to be a Global Historian” (Public Books)

Denis Matringe, “The Kama Sutra and Its Audience” (Michael C. Behrent, trans.; Books and Ideas)

Tim Parks, “Writing to Belong” (NYR Daily)

Oliver Pfohlmann, »Der unaufhaltsame Aufstieg der Maschinen« (NZZ)

Ritchie Robinson, “The other Schlegel” (TLS)

And finally, Georges Lacombe’s 1928 film La Zône : Au pays des chiffonniers (Musée historique de l’environment urbain)

Emily:

Natalie Zemon Davis, Lisa Jardine (1944-2015) (History Workshop Journal)

Johanna Hanink, On Not Knowing (Modern) Greek (Eidolon)

Joshua Cohen, The Last Last Summer: Donald Trump and the Fall of Atlantic City (n+1)

Dalia Mortada, Recipes From the Syrian Kitchen (NY Times)

Neil Bartlett introduces and Stephen Rea reads Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis (BBC Radio 4)

Jonathan Sheehan, Teaching Calvin in California (NY Times)

Dan-el Padilla Peralta, How to Incorporate Immigration Studies into High School Curriculum (NY Times)

Erez Manela et al., H-Diplo Roundtable: Susan Pedersen’s The Guardians (H-Diplo)

Yitzchak:

Noah Barera, Genug shoyn mit yiddish nivul peh (Yiddish Forward)

Hugh Eakin, The True Story of Palmyra (NYRB)

Alexandra Schwartz, Emma Donoghue’s Art of Starvation (New Yorker)

Jonathan Sheehan, Teaching Calvin in California (NY Times)

Carolyn:

Andrew Higgins, In Expanding Russian Influence, Faith Combines with Firepower (NYT)

David Bromwich, What are We Allowed to Say? (LRB)

Dan Diner, Sind wir wieder im 19. Jahrhundert? (FAZ)

Jake:

Gautham Rao, Sexy History, Legal History, and History Departments: Part I (Legal History Blog)

Patrick D. Watson, A Response to Jamie Zvirzdin’s “Observations of a Science Editor”, featuring set of remarkable (and remarkably constructive) exchanges on technical writing (Kenyon Review)

Ainoa Castro, Visigothic Script Leaf at Bloomsbury Auction (Littera Visigothica)

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