What We’re Reading: Sept. 26-30

Emily:

Some great historical statistics about education in the UK (House of Commons Library)

Fintan O’Toole, The Easter Rising: Powerful and Useless (NYRB)

Akash Kapur, The Return of the Utopians (New Yorker)

Andy Seal,

Jamie Doward, From Jane Austen to Beatrice and Eugenie… the long reach of UK slave-owning families (Guardian)

And, not least, some Spotify listening: Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger, Songs of Two Rebellions: The Jacobite Wars of 1715 and 1745 in Scotland

John:

Arnaldo Bendini, “Materia per la coscienza” (Il Sole 24 Ore)

Valentin Groebner, »Es ist alles herausgekommen« (Avenue)

Stephen E. Hanson, “Picking Up the Pieces” (LARB)

Anja Hirsch, »Zuflucht für die Verbotenen« (Deutschlandfunk)

Gideon Lewis-Kraus, “What We See When We Look at Travel Photography” (NY Times Magazine)

Gabriel Lombard, « La vie simple, mode d’emploi » (La vie des idées)

James McAuley, “The Artists and Their Alley, in Postwar France” (NY Times Style Magazine)

Claus Spenninger and Josephine Musil-Gutsch, “The ‘Two Cultures’ avant la lettre: How the Sciences and the Humanities grew apart” (H/Soz/Kult)

Marina Warner, “Those Brogues” (LRB)

Damon Young, “It is and it isn’t” (Aeon)

And finally, a celebration of the great filmmaker Michelangelo Antonioni (Criterion)

Yitzchak:

Marjorie Ingall, What’s that Smell? Constitutionally Protected Free Speech (Tablet)

Chris Lebron, I’m Black. Does America Have a Plan for My Life? (NY Times)

Matt Ford, Lewis and Clarke Get Their Day in Court (Atlantic)

Peter Schjeldal, The Passions of Medieval Jerusalem (The New Yorker)

Daniel:

Gregory Jones-Katz, Deconstruction: An American Tale (Boston Review)

Maggie Doherty, After Irony (Dissent)

Daniel Little, New Directions in the Philosophy of Social Sciences (Understanding Society)

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