What We’re Reading: Week of April 17

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

Steven Nadler, Who was the first modern philosopher? (TLS)

James Meek, Somerdale to Skarbimierz (LRB)

Owen Bowcott, Opening of UN files on Holocaust will ‘rewrite chapters of history’ (Guardian)

Timothy Burke, Home to Roost (Easily Distracted)

 

Spence

Martin Pugh, “Why former suffragettes flocked to British Fascism” (Slate)

Steve Rose “Lady Macbeth: how one film took on costume drama’s whites-only rule” (The Guardian)

Eric

Tim Barker, “The Bleak Left: On Endnotes” (N+1)

Brandon Byrd, “‘Haiti for the Haitians’: A Genealogy” (Black Perspectives)

Christopher Chitty, “Reassessing Foucault: Modern Sexuality and the Transition to Capitalism” (Viewpoint)

Miya Tokumitsu, “The United States of Work” (New Republic)

Derek

Mark Perry, “Why the World Banned Chemical Weapons” (Politico)

Siddhartha Mukherjee, “Love in the Time of Numbness; or, Doctor Chekov, writer” (New Yorker)

You’re not as smart as you think you are” (The Economist)

Meghan O’Gieblyn, “The Ghost in the Cloud” (n+1)

Erin

Michael Wood, “Fritz Lang and the Life of Crime” (LRB)

David Garnett, Beany-Eye (Chatto & Windus, 1935)

Dennis Mullen, “The Needham Calculator (1.0) and the Flavors of Fifteenth-Century Paper” (The Schoenberg Institute for Manuscript Studies)

Jacey Fortin, “Dolly Parton College Course Combines Music, History, and Appalacia Pride” (NY Times)

Disha

Sarah Hagi, “All Your Favourite Cartoon Characters Are Black” (Vice)

Faisal Devji, “Age of Sincerity” (Aeon)

Ijeoma Oluo, “The Heart of Whiteness” (The Stranger)

Jonathon Catlin, “The Intellectual Under Trump: Between Solitude and Solidarity” (The Midway Review)

Abigail Bereola, “‘When You’re Writing, Everything is in Retrospect: An Interview With Durga Chew-Bose” (Hazlitt)

Sarah

Ervand Abrahamian and Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi, ‘Iran’s Past and Present,’ (Jacobin)

Keisha N. Blain, ‘On Transnational Black Feminism,’ (Black Perspectives)

Anne Margaret Castro, ‘The Archive, the Canon and C.L.R. James’ Race Dream,’ (Voices Across Borders, TORCH Blog)

Rhian Sasseen, ‘The Alt-Right’s Image Problem,’ (LARB Blog)

Daniel Trilling, ‘On Colonialism,’ (LRB)

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