What We’re Reading: February 2

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.

Emily:

Raise your hand if your coping mechanism as a historian is to geek out about tariff reform!
Michael Kenny and Nick Pearce, The empire strikes back (New Statesman)
Dominic Rushe, Smoot and Hawley, the ghosts of tariffs past, haunt the White House (Guardian)

Isabel Hull, The Innocence Campaign: The Sinking of the ‘Lusitania’ (LRB)

Donna Zuckerberg, Classics in the Time of Intolerance (Eidolon)

Beverly Gage, How the Women of the Mormon Church Came to Embrace Polygamy (NY Times)

Stephen Rohde, What Do You Have to Lose? Mark Danner on the Forever War (LARB)

And finally, be the Eleanor Rathbone you want to see in the world.

John:

Eric Aeschimann and David Caviglioli, « “Histoire mondiale de la France”: le livre qui exaspère Finkielkraut, Zemmour et Cie » (L’Obs)

Roger Berkowitz, “Turning Ourselves into Outlaws” (Hannah Arendt Center)

Sam Dresser, “How Camus and Sartre split up over the question of how to be free” (Aeon)

Tom Edwards in conversation with Klaus Brinkbäumer and Christoph Amend, “German weeklies” (The Stack)

Par Marie-Madeleine Fragonard, « Translation de Rabelais » (La république des livres)

John Gray, “Noi, fatti solo di material” (Il Sole 24 Ore Domenica)

Clive James, “In Homage to Gianfranco Contini” (TLS, 1974; CliveJames.com)

Jérémie Majorel, « Les essais esthétiques de Jean Starobinski » (La vie des idées)

Ahlrich Meyer, »Herrschaftsfreie Diskussion, aber keine kritische Theorie« (NZZ)

Elisabeth Richter in conversation with Sofia Gubaidulina, »Eine Kraft, die aus der Stille kommt« (NZZ)

And finally, présentation du livre « Le temps suspendu » par Giovanni Careri et Bernhard Rüdiger (28 novembre 2016, CRAL – YouTube)

Spence:

Hilary Mantel, “How do we know her?” (London Review of Books)

Jane Darcy, “Jane Austen the Teenager” (The Times Literary Supplement)

Hannah Arendt “From an Interview” (New York Review of Books)

Eric:

Kritika Agarwal, “Historians as Expert Witnesses” (Perspectives)

Jean-Luc Bonniol, “Races sans couleur” (La vie des idées)

Branko Milanovic, “Is liberalism to blame?” (globalinequality)

Laura Tanenbaum and Mark Engler, “When women revolted” (Waging Nonviolence)

Rob:

Amy Julia Harris, Steve Bannon had a big weekend in the White House. Get to know him (Reveal)

Dana Goldstein, How to Inform a More Perfect Union (Slate)

Jim Dalrymple II and Blake Montgomery, Trump Threatens UC Berkeley’s Federal Funding (Buzzfeed)

Kristen West Savali, The Radical Uses of Anger (The Root)

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