One of these days I'll post something more than just a link--I promise! For now, though, here are some articles that caught my attention:
- The Boston Globe ideas section profiles Harvey Cox, the Harvard theologian, and asks the question "What would Jesus do at Harvard?"
- In The London Review of Books, Neal Ascherson looks back at Isaac Deutscher's three-volume Trotsky biography.
- The new Bookforum features several articles of note, including Bernard Anderson's review essay on "anti-Americanisms" and Marjorie Perloff's look at the late works of Anna Akhmatova.
- The New York Times asks an intriguing question: as the consumer culture of childhood changes, what's happened to real toys?
- Fred Kaplan, one of the sharpest foreign policy writers around, has reviewed Kenneth Pollack's new book on Iran for The Washington Post.
- In The Guardian, John Charmley reviews a new book on how Winston Churchill's arrogance helped shape Iraq after World War I.
- On a lighter note, Caleb McDaniel blogs about a familiar subject for most grad students: book hoarding.
And some more for Monday:
- How did livestock help shape the history of colonial America?
- In The New Yorker, Laura Miller discusses the work of Lord Dunsany, the now-obscure fantasy writer.
- Christopher Hitchens looks at the "real mystery" of Alexander the Great in Slate.
Posted by Ed at November 28, 2004 01:59 PM
But they *are* a superior brand of links, no? (Always something good to steal, if I haven't already linked them myself...)