At a moment when cultural trend-watchers are predicting the imminent demise of the traditional book in lieu of digitization, the American Antiquarian Society is honoring the strength of print as it celebrates its 200th anniversary.
Zakaria is a trustee of Yale, which takes a very dim view of plagiarism and suspends or expels students who commit anything like what he did. If the Yale Corporation were to apply to itself the standards it expects its faculty and students to meet, Zakaria would have to take a leave or resign.
Unarmed Americans nationwide are now finding themselves in the line of fire because of a pro-gun movement predicated on devaluing the role of government and the rule of law. It's a sad statement when a teenager can no longer safely venture outside to buy a bag of Skittles.
With Sarah Palin making headlines for a gaffe on Paul Revere's Midnight Ride, it seems an apt time to pick up Lepore's The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party's Revolution and the Battle Over American History.
The public have bought the idea that they are essentially a danger to their own kids and better pay money for advice; that they'd better try really hard to do a good job; and they'd still inevitably fail.