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Dec 7, 2011

Midweek Notes

Biblical Studies Carnival #69 is up at Deane Galbraith's Remnant of Giants.

Charles Moore, "A gentleman and a scholar, or just a good story?" Telegraph, 12 July 2010, and Dwight Garner, "A Reputation Staked, and Shattered, on the Forged Diaries of Hitler," NYT, 6 December, review Adam Sisman's An Honourable Gentleman: The Life of Hugh Trevor-Roper.

Dan Hofstadter, "The Heirloom City," WSJ, 3 December, reviews R. J. B. Bosworth's Whispering City: Rome and Its Histories, Robert Hughes's Rome: A Cultural, Visual, And Personal History, and Franco Mormando's Bernini: His Life and His Rome.

Hugh Thompson, "Nothing Gold Can Stay," WSJ, 3 December, reviews Gerard Helferich's Stone of Kings: In Search of the Lost Jade of the Maya and Bill Yenne's Cities of Gold: Legendary Kingdoms, Quixotic Quests, and Fantastic New World Wealth.

Edward Rothstein, "The South Reinterprets Its ‘Lost Cause'," NYT, 5 December, visits Richmond's Virginia Historical Society and its Museum of the Confederacy.

Nicholas Thompson, "Ideas Man: The Legacy of George F. Kennan," Foreign Affairs, 6 December, reviews John Lewis Gaddis's George F. Kennan: An American Life.

Simon Schama, "Why America Should Care About the Collapse of European Unity," Daily Beast, 5 December, argues that we might have learned from past experience that Europe's health is the health of nations.

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