What We’re Reading: Nov. 7-11

Erin:

An Open Letter to Our Nation from 100 Women of Color Leaders

David Remnick, “An American Tragedy” (The New Yorker)

Masha Gessen, “Autocracy: Rules for Survival” (NYR Daily)

Thomas Frank, “Swat Team” (Harper’s)

Bergis Jules, “Confronting Our Failure of Care Around the Legacies of Marginalized Peoples in Archives” (Medium)

May Boeve, Deep breaths. Now Let’s Plan the Fight Ahead (350.org)

Marilynne Robinson, Lila (FSG, 2014 – I returned to this novel for a brilliant soothing, sane, American woman’s voice)

Emily:

Mark Mazower, Ideas that fed the beast of fascism flourish today (Financial Times)

Timothy Shenk, Democracy’s Revenge (Nation)

David Shariatmadari, Coming Out by Jeffrey Weeks – classic history of gay emancipation on the UK (Guardian)

David Clark, ‘The Inevitable Errors of First Explorations’? Revisiting John Boswell’s Christianity, Social Tolerance and Homosexuality and other posts in the same series (Notches)

CFP: The Return of British History (Royal Historical Society/IHR)

Neal Ascherson, England prepares to leave the world (LRB)

Colleen Flaherty, In Trump’s win, professors see threats to science and academic freedom — but also an opportunity to connect with students (IHE)

Kwame Anthony Appiah, There is no such thing as western civilisation (Guardian)

Did you ever think to yourself, “I wish I could know what it would be like for twenty-first-century people to vote in the UK General Election of 1906? Either roll the clock back to 23 June or Tuesday, or watch the final episode of the BBC’s Victorian Slum.

Brooke:

Richard Hofstadter, “The Paranoid Style in American Politics” (Harper’s)

Emmett Rensin, “The smug style in American liberalism” (Vox)

Mathew Rodriguez “Trans group reports suicides post-election; LGBTQ hotlines surge” (identities.mic)

Yitzchack:

Eric S. Godoy & Aaron Jaffe, “We don’t need a ‘war’ on climate change, we need a revolution” (NYT)

Adam Kirsch, “At Home in History, and Nowhere Else” (Tablet)

Leonard Cohen’s Final Interview (New Yorker)

How Reality TV Changed the Nature of Delusions (New Yorker)

 

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