John Summers

Staughton Lynd balks before this statement: “Lynd was never a historian who selects significant problems for study, but one who knows most of the answ

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This book exhibits the absence of critical distance which confirms the old suspicion that Staughton Lynd’s scholarly activism abolished distinctions w

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The Observer

Henry David Thoreau has never been more admired, but in his own time he was widely known as a minor writer, a disciple of Ralph Waldo Emerson, and a b

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Gettysburg Regress

How the government is ruining America's most famous battlefield.

Last winter, I was walking with my wife along Seminary Ridge on theGettysburg battlefield when an odd detail drew into sight: piles offelled trees, stacked alongside a road. The cuts smelled as freshas the trees looked strong. What happened to them, we wondered? Igrew up in Gettysburg, and my mother still lives in the shadow ofLutheran Theological Seminary, low in the lap of the ridge itnames. Seminary Ridge is one of a string of ridges surrounding thetown; General Robert E.

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