Things Noted Here and There
Andrew Sullivan announces the winners of the Malkin Awards for 2005. The awards are given for"hyperbolic, divisive, mean-spirited, far-right boilerplate, of the kind Malkin produces on an almost hourly basis."
If you value smart observation, good writing, and a keen wit, you should be following Chris Bray's posts from the Middle East at Historiblogography.
Rob Capriccioso,"‘Little Red Book,' Big Fat Lie," Inside Higher Ed, 26 December, updates and corrects IHE's earlier story.
At Siris, Brandon Watson expresses his reservations about Brian Ogilvie's"Why the Court's Dover Decision is a Triumph for Religion as well as Science," HNN, 26 December.
Ben Feller,"History Texts Take Up Clinton Impeachment," AP, 27 December, looks at how history textbooks have begun to treat former President Clinton's impeachment.
- Rutgers historian Rudy Bell leads protest against Condoleezza Rice speaking at commencement
- Islamic history scholar Michael Cook wins Holberg Prize
- Prolific Alaskan Historian, Author, UAF Professor Claus-M. Naske Passes at Age 78
- Historian Fernando Prado on quest to find remains of Cervantes
- Historian shines a light on the dark heart of Australia's nationhood