David Skinner is editor of HUMANITIES.
There is pleasure to be had in looking to the past for examples of the familiar or near familiar. But one can also look to it for a good blast of the freaky, the strange, and the unrecognizable.
As the sesquicentennial nears, a selection of past, present, and future humanities projects.
The natural and the supernatural, the mental and the moral, verse and adversity all make an appearance in this issue of HUMANITIES.
I become uneasy whenever someone mentions the “lessons of history.” Not that history doesn’t offer lessons, it’s just that many of the lessons, I find, are hardly the kind of rules for living that can
A few weeks ago, zipping through some recent American writings on Buddhism, I came across an article by a Buddhist named Damaris Williams. It was about a meditation marathon she’d taken part in.
During a recession, everyone reaches for their green eyeshade. Unless it’s cheap, we don’t buy it. If it’s not certain to pay off, we don’t invest.
In the Lizzie Gilmore collection of family letters, available through Community and Conflict, a new digital archive devoted to life in the Ozarks during the Civil War, the formalities of correspondenc
Oregon Humanities magazine’s summer ’09 issue provokes much thought on the matter of things, possessions, or, as the editors call it, “stuff.” The issue is stuffed with stuff on stuff, includ
“Bridging cultures” is the watchword here at NEH since the appointment of Jim Leach to the chairman’s office.
“Only connect,” E. M. Forster wrote. But if you are a humanist looking to transmit a message from the far corners of research to a truly public audience, doing so can seem impossible.
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The Transformation of “Advice and Consent”
By Meredith Hindley
Who Was Westbrook Pegler?
The original right-wing takedown artist
By David Witwer
The Strange Politics of Gertrude Stein
Was the den mother of modernism a fascist?
By Barbara Will
Friends of Rousseau
Some of the people he has influenced don't even realize it.
By Leo Damrosch
The Other Jefferson Davis
The U.S. Capitol, as we know it today, would never have existed without Jefferson Davis.
By Guy Gugliotta
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