Disputations

Chris Hedges Defends Himself Against Accusations of Plagiarism—and Christopher Ketcham Responds
June 17, 2014

Assessing the claims of Christopher Ketcham's article. 

Authors of 'Digital_Humanities': Printed Books Are Vital
June 16, 2014

The five of us writing for an audience of academic humanists and publishing our thoughts in book form is somehow “ironic,” but posting a Web diatribe about a printed object is not?

Why Teaching Kids "Grit" Works
A teacher testifies
May 20, 2014

One teacher's moving testimony.

The Immense Promise of the Digital Humanities
The book as technology
May 12, 2014

The book is not the opposite of technology—it is technology.

John Updike: Tedious Suburbanite, Literary Great
An argument
May 09, 2014

Duking it out over the writer

Historians Need to Learn to Hold Two Ideas About LBJ at Once
April 16, 2014

We need to consider his great deeds and terrible deeds side by side.

Celebrating LBJ Amounts to Imperial Myopia
April 15, 2014

To award LBJ a place in the liberal “pantheon,” one has to be afflicted with a kind of nationalist, if not imperial, myopia.

I'm OK With Calling LBJ a "Liberal Hero" (and No, I'm Not Ignoring Vietnam)
April 15, 2014

The guy achieved major liberal reforms in a country that fights them tooth and nail. Stop maligning him.

The Podcast is a Last Refuge for No One
April 09, 2014

Carrie Battan’s recent article, "Podcasts: The Last Refuge of the C-List Celebrity," missed crucial points about the success of podcasting: It is an incredibly powerful form of media, does not insulate artists from scrutiny (as exemplified by Brandi

The National Women's History Museum Needs to Focus on Getting a Museum Built
A CEO responds: It's unfair to prejudge a museum that doesn't exist—yet
April 09, 2014

The CEO of the organization building a women's history museum on the Mall responds to critics

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