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Were You An Abolitionist?

I am making my way through Andrew Delbanco’s short book, The Abolitionist Imagination (Harvard University Press, 2012), which features his essay of the same name as well as responses by [...]
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Empathy requires inquiry as much as imagination

Health : Running A Hospital (4 days ago)

I just read a remarkable quote from Leslie Jamison, in her book of essays called The Empathy Exams (Garywolf Press, 2014). Jamison has taken the role of a standardized patient in medical school training sessions. One of the SP's tas... Read Post

Harvard University Press centennial

Academics / Literature : The Literary Saloon (last year)

Harvard University Press is celebrating its centennial, and in Harvard Magazine Christopher Reed profiles the venerable press, in As Many Books as Possible Short of Bankruptcy (which sounds like a great motto). Read Post

What Do We Want? When Do We Want It?

History / US History : Boston 1775 (3 years ago)

On Friday, 4 November, the Barker Center at Harvard University will host a symposium on a new collection of historiographic essays titled American History Now.The first part of the book is organized chronologically. Its essays on th... Read Post


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