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.
Malise Ruthven, “The Islamic Road to the Modern World” (NYRB)
Jerome Groopman and Pamela Hartzband, “Putting Profits Ahead of Patients” (NYRB)
Espen Hammer, “A Utopia for a Dystopian Age” (New Yorker)
Charles Bethea, “A Doctor’s View of Obamacare and Trumpcare from Rural Georgia” (New Yorker)
Jessica Bennett, “On Campus, Failure Is on the Syllabus” (New York Times)
Joseph O’Neille, “The Mustache in 2010” (Harpers)
Rebecca Entel, “A tourist in my own book” (LitHub)
Grant Shreve, “The Book of Mormon Gets the Literary Treatment” (Religion and Politics, Washington University)
David Sessions, “The Rise of the Thought Leaders,” (New Republic)
Natasha Lennard, “Know Your Rights,” (The New Inquiry)
Marian Lorrison, “From puritanical wowser to passionate reformer: The re-making of Australia’s first-wave feminists,” (Vida)
Malini Ranganathan, “The Environment as Freedom: A Decolonial Imagining,” (Black Perspectives)
Tim Robertson, ‘Can the Centre Hold?” (overland)
Musan Younis. “Against independence,” (LRB)
Christina Pugh, “‘Velvety Velour’ and other Sonnet Textures” (Poetry)
Hilary Mantel, “Why I Became a Historical Novelist” (Guardian)
Alissa Valles, “One Poem” (Bomb)
Amit Chaudhuri, “First Sentence” (Granta)
Paul McCann, Palladian Facade Generator
Anya Jaremko-Greenwold, “It’s okay that Anne Shirley never became a writer” (LARB)
James Wood, “Cramming for Success” (LRB)
Ana Prieto, “Carlo Ginzburg and the trails of microhistory” (Verso Books)