Jaroslav Pelikan: How come no one noticed he died?





I promise you that Jaroslav Pelikan is dead. He died two days ago. You may have heard it here first. And he'd better be dead, because the Orthodox intend to bury him tomorrow. But tell me: what other former president of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences would be two days dead and not have an obit in the New York Times? What other Jefferson Lecturer would die and not have it noticed in the Washington Post? What other Gifford Lecturer would die without a notice in the London Times? What other Kluge Prize winning historian would be dead and not have it acknowledged at History News Network? (Clue: there are no other Kluge Prize winning historians.) Profanely speaking: wtf?!



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