What We’re Reading: Week of 1 January.

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The Reader by Eduard Manet, 1861.

Happy New Year! Here are a few pieces that the JHI blog team have been reading over the holiday season.


Adam Hochschild, “Ku Klux Klambakes” (NYRB)

Robin D.G. Kelley, “Coates and West in Jackson” (Boston Review)

Randall Kenney, “The Forgotten Origins of the Constitution on Campus” (American Prospect)


Andrew Lanham, “How to Abolish War,” (New Republic)

Patricia Lockwood, “It Was Gold,” (LRB)

Rachel Shteir, “No Longer Getting Lost at the Strand,” (New Yorker)



Bo Seo, “The Preservation of a Mother Tongue” (TLS)

Christine Jones, “Pods, Pots, and Potions” (Public Domain Review)

Rowan Williams, “The Good Samaritan” (New Statesman)

Shaan Amin, “The Dark Side of the Comics That Redefined Hinduism” (The Atlantic)



B.D. McClay “Reconciliation through Beauty?” (Commonweal)

S.J. Pearce “The Nazi on my Bookshelf.” (Meshalim 2.0)

Susan Sontag “On Classical Pornography (1964, audio)” (92Y Plus)


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