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.
Jacoba Urist, “A Contemporary Artist Is Helping Princeton Confront Its Ugly Past” (The Atlantic)
John Spence, “How the military is making it hard to remember our wars” (Washington Post)
Elizabeth Catte, “The Mythical Whiteness of Trump Country” (Boston Review)
A.E. Stallings, “Shipwreck is Everywhere” (Hudson Review)
Michael Scott Christofferson, “The Last Tocquevillian” (Jacobin)
Leilah Danielson “Roundtable conclusion (part 7 of 7)” on her American Gandhi: AJ Muste and the History of Radicalism in the Twentieth Century (USIH)
Mareike König, “Hat Karl Marx dieses Haus jemals betreten?” (19JhiP)
Nicholas Mulder, “Neutrality, Sanctions, and Outcasting” (Humanity)
Caroline Crampton, “Lucia di Lammermoor” (New Statesman)
“A Short Interview with Professor A.M. Walsham” (American Society of Church History)
Hal Boyd, “The Ignorance of Mocking Mormonism” (The Atlantic)
Alice Spawls, “If It Weren’t for Charlotte” (LRB)
Maybe you want to watch some dance?
I have some videos for you. The Guggenheim posts videos from its “Works and Process” series. I’ve selected a few videos that convey some of the liveliness and energy of NY ballet right now. The first video features the choreographer Troy Shumacher and dancers from Balletcollective. Schumacher demonstrates his creative process. The video also showcases a male duet–still a rarity in ballet. In the second video, Wendy Whelan and the choreographer Pontus Lidberg discuss the development of his commission for the NYCB, “The Shimmering Asphalt.” In the third video, Emery LeCrone presents two different works–one more classical, the other more contemporary–set to Bach’s Partita No. 2 in C Minor.
Wyatt Mason, “The First Woman To Translate the ‘Odyssey’ into English,” (NYT)
Adam Shatz, “The President and the Bomb,” (LRB)
Michael Scott Christofferson, “The Last Tocquevillian,” (Jacobin)