Things Noted Here and There
Robert Skidelsky,"A Chinese Homecoming," Prospect, January 2006, tells a fascinating story of the author's return to Harbin, Manchuria, 110 years after his family had moved and 66 years after his birth there. Thanks to Arts and Letters Daily for the tip.
Kevin Sullivan,"Declassified Notes Illuminate World War II-Era Churchill," Washington Post, 1 January, points to new information about Churchill's positions on important wartime issues.
Grant Wacker,"Among the Believers," Washington Post, 25 December, reviews James P. Moore, Jr., One Nation Under God: The History of Prayer in America. From a book more richly diverse than its title might suggest, Wacker catches an anecdote everyone could appreciate:
President Lyndon B. Johnson asked one of his key aides, Bill Moyers, an ordained Baptist minister, to say grace before a dinner with the White House press corps at LBJ's Texas ranch. Soon after Moyers started, Johnson interrupted,"Louder, Bill, we can't hear you." Moyers retorted,"I wasn't talking to you, Mr. President."
James Lang,"A Vote for Tenure," Boston Globe, 1 January, restates the case for tenure. Thanks to Manan Ahmed for the tip.
Grant W Jones - 1/2/2006
Interesting article from the Washington Post, however little of it is new information.
That Chruchill wanted Hitler dead is hardly news.
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- LBJ was the ‘most-threatened president in American history’
- New exhibit at the World War I Museum ... Over by Christmas: August-December 1914
- Ken Burns on Colbert to promote his new documentary, "The Address"
- UC Santa Barbara History Department featuring a series on the Great Society at 50
- Historians are trying to recover censored texts from World War I poets
- Diane Ravitch blasts the NYT for failing to understand the controversy over Common Core
- Mormon history professors debate atheists in bid to foster greater understanding