Today’s What We’re Reading features the government shutdown and academia, the “right way to teach history”, Reagan’s missing arm, a new book embroils a university press in controversy, and much more!
HNN has provided a thorough digest of federal agencies and services that are suspended or closed, while Tenured Radical points to one that has special significance to historians. The Chronicle of Higher Education offers a look at how the shutdown may affect academia in the short and long-term.
History in the News
The Washington Post ran a piece by Marion Brady, claiming that “History matters, but you couldn’t tell by the way it is taught in many schools.
We would like to link to the US Census page, where this map originated, but since that page is closed due to the government shutdown, here is Upworthy’s offering instead.
A vandal cut off one arm of a Ronald Regan statue and ran away with it.
Controversy erupts over a recent book that alleges a tie between Hollywood and Nazi Germany.