Lapham's Quarterly http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/ A Magazine of History and Ideas en Copyright 2014 Sun, 08 Jun 2014 11:06:09 -0500 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Fortune's Child by Lewis H. Lapham. Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting:The soul that rises with us, our life’s star,Hath had elsewhere its setting,And cometh from afar:Not in entire forgetfulness,And not in http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/fortunes-child.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/fortunes-child.php Voices in Time Sun, 08 Jun 2014 11:06:09 -0500 Noam Scheiber on the Veneration of Youth 2014 / Northern California. Twenty years ago, when Seth Matarasso, a cosmetic surgeon, first opened shop in San Francisco, he found that he was mostly helping patients in late middle age: former homecoming queens, http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/noam-scheiber-on-the-veneration-of-youth.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/noam-scheiber-on-the-veneration-of-youth.php Voices in Time Sat, 07 Jun 2014 13:51:52 -0500 Nothing of Hell and Satan 1844 / Foleshill. One has to spend so many years in learning how to be happy. I am just beginning to make some progress in the science, and I hope to disprove Edward http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/nothing-of-hell-and-satan.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/nothing-of-hell-and-satan.php Voices in Time Fri, 06 Jun 2014 15:15:03 -0500 Love at First Sight 8 / Tomis. Narcissus trifled with so many water nymphs, nymphs of the wooded mountains, as well as a host of male admirers. One of those spurned raised his hands to heaven: “May http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/love-at-first-sight.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/love-at-first-sight.php Voices in Time Thu, 05 Jun 2014 15:24:32 -0500 Paths to Glory 1876 / Nice. Sunday, July 2 Oh, how hot it is! And how dull! No, I am wrong in calling it dull—one cannot be dull with so many mental resources as I have. http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/paths-to-glory.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/paths-to-glory.php Voices in Time Mon, 02 Jun 2014 16:51:00 -0500 Oral Fixation 1905 / Vienna. We will take thumbsucking (pleasure sucking) as a model of the infantile sexual manifestations. Thumbsucking, which manifests itself in the nursing baby and which may be continued till maturity or http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/oral-fixation.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/oral-fixation.php Voices in Time Sat, 31 May 2014 16:13:30 -0500 The Wellspring of Romance 1878 / Grez-Sur-Loing. We grown people can tell ourselves a story, give and take strokes until the bucklers ring, ride far and fast, marry, fall, and die—all the while sitting quietly by the http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/robert-louis-stevenson-locates-the-wellspring-of-romance.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/robert-louis-stevenson-locates-the-wellspring-of-romance.php Voices in Time Fri, 30 May 2014 11:44:21 -0500 Wrong Move c. 600 BC / Greece. A young man, a great spendthrift who had run through all his patrimony and only had one good cloak left, happened to see a swallow, which had appeared before its http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/wrong-move.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/wrong-move.php Voices in Time Thu, 29 May 2014 12:20:03 -0500 Sweet and Cold c. 1550 / Shanyin. A man who lives by the sea tells of a young boy who, preparing to eat some candy, tied the string of his kite around his waist. Suddenly, a great http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/sweet-and-cold.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/sweet-and-cold.php Voices in Time Tue, 27 May 2014 14:30:53 -0500 Occupational Hazard 1817 / London. On Monday morning, March 29, 1813, a chimney sweeper by the name of Griggs attended a small chimney in the brewhouse of Messrs Calvert and Co. in Upper Thames Street; http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/occupational-hazard.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/occupational-hazard.php Voices in Time Sun, 25 May 2014 15:23:22 -0500 Status Anxiety c. 1883: Günsbach. I did not look for fights, but I loved to match bodily strength with others in friendly scuffles. One day on my way home from school, I wrestled with George http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/status-anxiety.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/status-anxiety.php Voices in Time Sat, 24 May 2014 16:09:56 -0500 J. Edgar Hoover Blames the Parents 1943 / Washington, DC. This country is in deadly peril. We can win this war and still lose freedom for all in America. For a creeping rot of moral disintegration is eating into our http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/j-edgar-hoover-blames-the-parents.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/j-edgar-hoover-blames-the-parents.php Voices in Time Thu, 22 May 2014 10:39:06 -0500 LQ Podcast 62: Robert Weide Robert B. Weide talks about his decades-long production of a documentary on Kurt Vonnegut due to be released in 2015.. Curb Your Enthusiasm executive producer and documentary filmmaker Robert B. Weide has chronicled the Marx Brothers, W. C. Fields, Lenny Bruce, Mort Sahl, and Woody Allen. He has also http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/audio-video/lq-podcast-62-robert-weide.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/audio-video/lq-podcast-62-robert-weide.php Audio & Video Wed, 21 May 2014 14:36:53 -0500 Little People 1688 / France. Children are overbearing, supercilious, passionate, envious, inquisitive, egotistical, idle, fickle, timid, intemperate, liars, and dissemblers; they laugh and weep easily, are excessive in their joys and sorrows, and that about http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/little-people.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/little-people.php Voices in Time Wed, 21 May 2014 10:56:01 -0500 More Hateful than Vipers 1742 / Northampton, MA. What has given offense to many and raised a loud cry against some preachers, as though their conduct were intolerable, is their frighting of poor, innocent children with talk of http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/more-hateful-than-vipers.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/more-hateful-than-vipers.php Voices in Time Sat, 17 May 2014 11:57:31 -0500 Golden Days 1890 / London. “Let us go and sit in the shade,” said Lord Henry. “Parker has brought out the drinks, and if you stay any longer in this glare you will be quite http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/golden-days.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/golden-days.php Voices in Time Wed, 14 May 2014 12:42:35 -0500 Milk and Rosy Laughter 1861 / Mississippi River. I must protest that American babies are an unhappy race. They eat and drink just as they please; they are never punished; they are never banished, snubbed, and kept in http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/milk-and-rosy-laughter.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/milk-and-rosy-laughter.php Voices in Time Mon, 12 May 2014 15:56:39 -0500 Theodore Roosevelt Hits the Line Hard 1900 / Albany. Of course what we have a right to expect of the American boy is that he shall turn out to be a good American man. Now, the chances are strong http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/theodore-roosevelt-hits-the-line-hard.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/theodore-roosevelt-hits-the-line-hard.php Voices in Time Sun, 11 May 2014 16:00:21 -0500 Decades Ball: The 1870s . Join us on Monday, June 2, 2014 to celebrate Lapham’s Quarterly's third annual DECADES BALL, this year featuring the 1870s. Monday, June 2, 2014 at Gotham Hall 6:00 PM: http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/events-news/decades-ball-the-1870s.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/events-news/decades-ball-the-1870s.php Events & News Thu, 08 May 2014 14:17:13 -0500 Trials of Strength and Wit c. 625 BC / Sparta. Under the laws of Lycurgus, it was not left to a father to rear his children as he pleased; he was obliged to carry the child to a public meeting http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/trials-of-strength-and-wit.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/trials-of-strength-and-wit.php Voices in Time Sat, 03 May 2014 14:40:52 -0500 Count Your Blessings c. 885: Kyūshū. Your elder sisters have stayed at home; your elder brothers have been ordered away. So you, my little boy, my little girl— we will go along together, chat together. At http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/count-your-blessings.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/count-your-blessings.php Voices in Time Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:10:38 -0500 LQ Podcast 61: Giles Milton Giles Milton talks about his new book Russian Roulette: How British Spies Thwarted Lenin's Plot for Global Revolution. Did an Englishman assist in the murder of Rasputin? Did a man knowns as the "Ace of Spies" almost carry off the assassination of the entire Bolshevik power structure? http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/audio-video/lq-podcast-61-giles-milton.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/audio-video/lq-podcast-61-giles-milton.php Audio & Video Wed, 30 Apr 2014 12:41:48 -0500 Life Lessons 1746 / Bath. Dear Boy, Though I employ so much of my time in writing to you, I confess I have often my doubts whether it is to any purpose. I know how http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/life-lessons.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/life-lessons.php Voices in Time Tue, 29 Apr 2014 15:16:16 -0500 Going to the Devil 1487 / Germany. In the diocese of Basel at the town of Dann, a witch who was burned confessed that she had killed more than forty children by sticking a needle through the http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/going-to-the-devil.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/going-to-the-devil.php Voices in Time Sun, 27 Apr 2014 15:29:13 -0500 Just Deserts 1845 / Germany. One day, Mama said, “Conrad dear, I must go out and leave you here. But mind now, Conrad, what I say, Don’t suck your thumb while I’m away. The great http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/just-deserts.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/just-deserts.php Voices in Time Sat, 26 Apr 2014 15:33:25 -0500 Henry Adams on Whence He Came 1845 / Quincy, MA. Boys are wild animals, rich in the treasures of sense, but the New England boy had a wider range of emotions than boys of more equable climates. He felt his http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/henry-adams-on-whence-he-came.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/henry-adams-on-whence-he-came.php Voices in Time Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:22:33 -0500 The Proper Nutriment 1787 / England. As I conceive it to be the duty of every rational creature to attend to its offspring, I am sorry to observe that reason and duty together have not so http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/the-proper-nutriment.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/the-proper-nutriment.php Voices in Time Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:25:50 -0500 Like Father, Like Son c. 1640 / Oxford. If a mother be overdull, heavy, angry, peevish, discontented, and melancholy, not only at the time of conception, but even all the while she carries the child in her womb, http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/like-father-like-son.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/like-father-like-son.php Voices in Time Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:44:13 -0500 Beauty and the Beast c. 150: Athens. Zeus: Come, Ganymede—for we have arrived at the proper place—kiss me now, that you may know that I have no longer crooked beak, nor sharp talons, nor wings such as http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/beauty-and-the-beast.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/beauty-and-the-beast.php Voices in Time Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:47:02 -0500 LQ Podcast 60: Orlando Figes The Russian historian explains the 1920s retreat from the Revolution's high ideals under the New Economic Policy.. "In all revolutions there comes a moment when the high ideals of the revolutionaries crash onto the hard rocks of reality," writes Orlando Figes in his essay for LQ's http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/audio-video/lq-podcast-60-orlando-figes.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/audio-video/lq-podcast-60-orlando-figes.php Audio & Video Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:21:50 -0500