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October quickies

22 Oct 2022updated : 23 Oct 2022

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Site note

21 Sep 2022

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I started stripping down the front of this site a couple of months back, and I’m going to begin on the old blog here, too. Not sure yet exactly where this is going, though of course I have thoughts. But anyway the two or three of you who’ve been with  …

Serving History

19 Sep 2022updated : 21 Sep 2022

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Iqbal went to Europe in 1905 in the steps of another beloved teacher, Thomas Walker Arnold of Government College in Lahore. Arnold was a historian of Islam and Islamic art. He was a great friend of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan, who had helped found a new college at Aligarh in  …

Time

2 Sep 2022updated : 6 Sep 2022

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Hop down to items in latter part of this post if you prefer: Sam Aronow, ‘Jewish History’ episode on Moses Hess Bruce Gordon, course lectures on early modern Christianity, Yale Divinity Alan Brinkley, Rick Perlstein, Jackson Lears, Michael Kazin on Henry Luce’s journalism Federico Finchelstein on memory, history, and the  …

November quickies

19 Nov 2021updated : 22 Nov 2021

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Palestine

20 May 2021

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I’ve been feeling a great need to revisit a reply I made, last week, to a tweet by Sheeza Shah, a Muslim advocate for social justice and solidarity economy whose home is in the U.K. Shah, whom I don’t know well but have connection with through friendship between Solidarity Hall  …

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