Sunday, December 6, 2009

Reading Rat Voters Choose Flannery O’Connor in National Book Award Poll, by Dave Itzkoff, The New York Times, November 19, 2009, 10:41 am (via Kerry Weber at In All Things)

The Public Square column, by Richard John Neuhaus, 'While We’re At It', First Things, January 2008, quotes Clive James on Walter Benjamin, "Part of his sad fate has been to have his name bandied about the intellectual world without very many of its inhabitants being quite sure why, apart from the vague idea that he was a literary critic who somehow got beyond literary criticism: he got up into the realm of theory, where critics rank as philosophers if they are hard enough to read."

Saul Alinsky and Jacques Maritain: A Spiritual Paternity, by Hierothee, December 1, 2009 @ 2:57 PM (via Dad29)

Slavery’s Constitution, by David Luhrssen, Shepherd Express, August 17,2009, review of 'Slavery’s Constitution: From Revolution to Ratification', by David Waldstreicher

Also of interest: The Six Greatest Fantasy Novels of All Time, by Lev Grossman, Techland, November 24, 2009 (via Ilya Somin at The Volokh Conspiracy)

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