This week I introduced Anxious Bench readers to 1918’s version of pandemic Christmas. I failed to write anything at this blog, but in my defense, I did need some time to come up with this: And elsewhere… • Baseball doesn’t often make national news in December, but this decision certainly warranted attention. • Thomas Kidd considered the … More That Was The Week That Was
The recent release of Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies, starring Tom Hanks as the Eisenhower era lawyer tasked with defending a Soviet spy (played by the awesome Mark Rylance), got me wondering: What are the best Cold War movies? I actually dedicated a three-post series to the question of the best war movies back in 2013, so I … More What Are the Best Cold War Movies?
Here… • I was reminded that, even in a challenging season for my university, I’ve got a pretty varied, fulfilling job. • But even more encouraging, that Bethel students can articulate the value of the Christian liberal arts even more thoughtfully than their professors. • Though would they think to think of such a model … More That Was The Week That Was
Aside from posts on John Le Carré and the history of college closures, it was a mostly quiet week here at The Pietist Schoolman. But other writers more than picked up my slack: • Two more essays on Le Carré: Emma Hogan analyzed the spy novelist’s writing style; Dwight Garner profiled him for the New … More That Was The Week That Was
Fifty years ago this year a British intelligence agent named David Cornwell published his third novel. As he had with his previous two, Cornwell wrote under the pen name John Le Carré. But unlike his earlier experiences as a published author, Cornwell/Le Carré not only achieved global fame this time, with The Spy Who Came in … More Good War, Cold War, Soldier, Spy
A week of questions here at The Pietist Schoolman and elsewhere in the blogging universe: Here Why do I love Sherlock Holmes, including his newest incarnation on the BBC? What makes Tim Tebow the best story (in sports or otherwise) and the recipient of unsolicited advice from fellow evangelical quarterbacks? Why would the foreign minister … More That Was The Week That Was
A quick recap of what was happening at this blog and better ones in the last week. Ici Yes, coming to the end of thinking through my proposal for a travel course on World War I already has me longing for la belle langue of France (and southern Belgium, I guess). In the last four … More That Was the Week That Was