Saturday, December 22, 2012

Weekend Roundup

  • In the wake of the Newtown tragedy, historians are claiming a place in national conversations about gun control, the right to bear arms, violence and American culture, and the duties of educators. Saul Cornell's recent piece in the Daily Beast is here. Jill Lepore's April 2012 New Yorker article ("Battleground America") remains relevant. Claire Potter (Tenured Radical) has posted some reflections here. History News Network is also compiling a round-up of commentary from historians.
  • Earlier this fall Maribel Morey (NYU law) gave a talk at the Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College, focusing on Gunnar Myrdal's An American Dilemma (1944) and Hannah Arendt’s “Reflections on Little Rock” (1959). The Arendt Center has now posted a written re-cap, as well as recording of the talk and ensuing discussion. (Hat tip: bookforum)   
  • Robert Bork's visit to Grove City College in 1988 is remembered here.
The Weekend Roundup is a weekly feature compiled by all the Legal History bloggers.