Yesterday, Claire Potter put up an interesting post on her book blog about the relationship of historians of political movements to the movements that they study. Potter is working on a history of anti-pornography feminism. She reports that audiences for […]
For the last few weeks, I’ve devoted my blog space to reflecting on ways in which African Americans in the late 1960s used memory of the Reconstruction era to ask questions about the “Second Reconstruction” of the late 1960s. I […]
The call has gone out for candidates for S-USIH officers, who if elected will serve from June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015. We encourage members who are interested to self-nominate by contacting the secretary, Ray Haberski at email@example.com. The […]
The following is a guest post from Oliver Lee Bateman, an assistant professor of history at the University of Texas at Arlington. He is also the Reviews and Commentary editor of The Good Men Project. Years ago, I had a journalism […]
“It’s Not Bigfoot. It Exists.” On Melissa Gira Grant’s Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work (Verso Books, 2014).
Reading Melissa Gira Grant’s superb new book Playing the Whore: The Work of Sex Work, I am reminded of a scene on the formulaic but occasionally brilliant sitcom Modern Family.
Thanks everyone for your excellent suggestions for my list of Great Books in US Intellectual History. I highly recommend everyone read through the comments section of my post—a thread that might easily serve as a primer for future comprehensive exams […]
Last September, I made one of the most difficult decisions I’ve ever made in my life: I decided to set aside what had been my second book project, my study of Leo Strauss and the Straussians in American academic and […]
In the last few weeks, I’ve devoted my blog space to talking about Lerone Bennett’s contributions to both 1960s Reconstruction historiography and the memory of African American concerning that time period. Today I’ll finish up this series on Bennett with […]
(Editor’s Note: This is the last in a series of six weekly guest posts by Andrew Seal. I want to thank him for his terrific contributions to the blog. I hope that this won’t be last we hear from him […]
In my prior work, the focus on Mortimer J. Adler and his community of discourse often elbowed out thoughts on how the great books idea “worked” in readers. The former group of intellectuals wrote so many books and articles, and […]