Here are a few interesting articles and pieces we found around the web this week. If you come across something that other intellectual historians might enjoy, please let us know in the comments section.
Heidi Egginton, ‘Cadogan’s Last Fling’: The Papers of Sir Alexander Cadogan continued (Churchill College Archives Centre)
Alex Abramovich, Ode to Joy (LRB blog)
Daniel Penny, #Milosexual and the Aesthetics of Fascism (Boston Review)
Nicholas Syrett interviews April Haynes, More than Masturbatory (on Haynes’ new book about nineteenth-century US anti-masturbation campaigns) (Notches)
Alys Aglan à propos de Sergio Luzzatto, « La justice des partisans » (La vie des idées)
Dirk Baecker, »Superintelligenz, und die Plastizität des Menschen« (Open Edition: Kultur/Reflexion)
Markus Beyer im Gesprach mit Norman Manea, »Die Chance des Exils« (NZZ)
Sylvain Bourmeau avec Marc Joly, « La sociologie, une révolution » (France Culture)
Caryl Emerson, “Word Wars” (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
Emilio Gentile, “Storiografia in crisi d’identità” (Il Sole 24 Ore – Domenica):
Wolfgang Herbert zum neuen Buch Jan Assmanns, »Genealogie des Monotheismus« (
Anna von Münchhausen zu Willy Fleckhaus, »Ein Mann färbt ab« (Zeit)
Anna-Verena Nosthoff und Felix Maschewski, »„Democracy as Data“? – Über Cambridge Analytica und die „moralische Phantasie“« (Merkur)
Jacob Soll, “How Think Tanks Became Engines of Royal Propaganda” (Tablet Magazine)
And finally, a late interview (« La beauté sauvera-t-elle le monde ? ») with the great scholar Tzvetan Todorov (1939-2017; avec John Cornil, CLAV/CAL-YouTube)
Roxana Azimi, A Marrakech, quand la bourgeoisie marocaine construit des musées plutôt que des golfs (Le Monde)
Juliet Hooker, More and more influential: Frederick Douglass and Donald Trump (AAIHS Black Perspectives)
Benjamin Kunkel, Marx’s Revenge (The Nation)
Fiona Paisley, Australian Women at the League of Nations: A spotlight on settler colonialism in the 1930s (Australian Women’s History Network Blog)
Tim Parks, What Are the Pitfalls for the Politically Engaged Writer? (New York Times)
David Bell, “France: The Death of the Elephants” (Dissent)
Peter Kujawinski, “Guardians of a Vast Lake, and a Refuge for Humanity” (The New York Times)
Amani Bin Shikhan, “Why Princess Nokia Matters, Now More Than Ever” (Vice)
Peggy Noonan, “What Comes After Acheson’s Creation?” (The Wall Street Journal)
Rachel Syme, “The Big Short” (The New Republic)
Janet Flanner, “Isadora” (The New Yorker)
Rachel Aviv, “How Albert Woodfox Survived Solitary” (The New Yorker)
Michael Engelhard, “Darwin’s Polar Bear” (Time to Eat the Dogs)
Mark Harman, “Lesser-Known Kafkas” (Los Angeles Review of Books)
I. Augustus Durham, “How “Black” Is Your Science Fiction?” (Black Perspectives)
Claire Jarvis, “Woman Problems” (N+1)
Damon Linker, “Trump’s theofascist” (The Week)
Kathryn Schulz, “When Things Go Missing” (The New Yorker)
Raphael Pope-Sussman, “A German Historian’s Thoughts on Trump, Fascism and America: Interview with Isabel Hull” (The Gothamist)
Pankaj Mishra, “Václav Havel’s Lessons on How to Create ‘Parallel Polis’” (The New Yorker)
David Bornstein, “Comparing Young Americans for a Complex World” (NYT)