Lapham's Quarterly http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/ A Magazine of History and Ideas en Copyright 2014 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:21:50 -0500 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 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 LQ Podcast 59: Cesar Chavez Author Miriam Pawel discusses her new biography, The Crusades of Cesar Chavez, detailing the complicated life of the man she claimed led the last great social movement of the twentieth century.. As the biopic Cesar Chavez hits theaters, Miriam Pawel has published her biography of the twentieth-century labor leader, The Crusades of Cesar Chavez, seeking to present a more complete http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/audio-video/lq-podcast-59-cesar-chavez.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/audio-video/lq-podcast-59-cesar-chavez.php Audio & Video Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:36:31 -0500 LQ Podcast 58: Greg Grandin Greg Grandin describes the real-life 1805 slave revolt at sea that inspired Herman Melville's Benito Cereno. It's the subject of his latest book, The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World.. Explore the real-life 1805 slave revolt that inspired Herman Melville's novella Benito Cereno. Historian Greg Grandin describes how the fates of a group of West African slaves and a http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/audio-video/lq-podcast-58-greg-grandin.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/audio-video/lq-podcast-58-greg-grandin.php Audio & Video Tue, 18 Mar 2014 19:23:24 -0500 Crowd Control by Lewis H. Lapham. This issue of Lapham’s Quarterly takes up the topic of revolution because for the last several years the word has been hanging around backstage on the national television talk-show http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/preamble/crowd-control-1.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/preamble/crowd-control-1.php Preamble Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:12:16 -0500 Martin Luther Nails It 1517 / Wittenberg. Out of love for the truth and the desire to bring it to light, the following propositions will be discussed at Wittenberg, under the presidency of the Reverend Father Martin http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/martin-luther-nails-it.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/martin-luther-nails-it.php Voices in Time Thu, 06 Mar 2014 13:14:37 -0500 LQ Podcast 57: Daniil Kharms Exploring the life and work of the early Russian surrealist with translators Anthony Anemone and Peter Scotto.. Plummeting old women, masturbation obsessions, false mustaches, and NKVD arrests for subversive children’s literature. Aidan Flax-Clark explores the life of Russian surrealist Daniil Kharms, reading some of his prose http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/audio-video/lq-podcast-57-daniil-kharms.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/audio-video/lq-podcast-57-daniil-kharms.php Audio & Video Wed, 05 Mar 2014 12:10:50 -0500 Clear and Present Danger 1919 / Washington, DC. What we are very much concerned about, Mr. Chairman, particularly, is the situation in the country with reference to what we might call ultraradicals or Bolsheviks or class-war agitators http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/clear-and-present-danger.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/clear-and-present-danger.php Voices in Time Tue, 04 Mar 2014 17:34:32 -0500 The Bourgeois Revolution 1848 / London. A specter is haunting Europe—the specter of communism. All the powers of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this spectre: pope and tsar, Metternich and Guizot, http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/the-bourgeois-revolution.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/the-bourgeois-revolution.php Voices in Time Mon, 03 Mar 2014 17:56:49 -0500 Property is Robbery 1840 / Paris. If I were asked to answer the following question, What is slavery?, and I should answer in one word, Murder, my meaning would be understood at once. No extended argument http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/property-is-robbery.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/property-is-robbery.php Voices in Time Sat, 01 Mar 2014 12:02:54 -0500 A Body Divided Cannot Walk 491 BC / Rome. Menenius Agrippa: What work’s, my countrymen, in hand? Where go you With bats and clubs? The matter? Speak, I pray you. Citizen: Our business is not unknown to the senate: http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/a-body-divided-cannot-walk.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/a-body-divided-cannot-walk.php Voices in Time Fri, 28 Feb 2014 12:14:03 -0500 Nonnegotiable Demands 1792 / Saint-Domingue. Gentlemen, Those who have the honor to present you with these memoirs are a class of men whom up to the present you have failed to recognize as like yourselves, http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/nonnegotiable-demands.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/nonnegotiable-demands.php Voices in Time Thu, 27 Feb 2014 17:12:21 -0500 Emma Goldman Makes a Distinction 1910 / New York City. The popular notion about marriage and love is that they are synonymous, that they spring from the same motives and cover the same human needs. Like most popular notions http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/emma-goldman-makes-a-distinction.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/emma-goldman-makes-a-distinction.php Voices in Time Mon, 24 Feb 2014 17:19:16 -0500 The Reasons Why c. 330 BC / Athens. In considering how dissensions and political revolutions arise, we must first of all ascertain the beginnings and causes of them which affect constitutions generally. They may be said to be http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/the-reasons-why.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/the-reasons-why.php Voices in Time Sun, 23 Feb 2014 11:30:19 -0500 Getting It Right 1582 / Rome. This breviary is concerned with the annual cycle of Easter and other festivals whose return depends on measuring the movement of the sun and the moon. The reform of this http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/getting-it-right.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/getting-it-right.php Voices in Time Fri, 21 Feb 2014 11:39:48 -0500 Lord Byron Volunteers His Services 1823 / Greece. July 7 To John Bowring, secretary of the London Greek committee: We sail on the twelfth for Greece. The Greek government expects me without delay. In conformity to the http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/lord-byron-volunteers-his-services.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/lord-byron-volunteers-his-services.php Voices in Time Thu, 20 Feb 2014 05:53:17 -0500 Job Requirements 1869 / Geneva. The Duties of the Revolutionist to Himself 1. The revolutionist is a person doomed. He has no personal interests, no business affairs, no emotions, no attachments, no property, and no http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/job-requirements-1.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/job-requirements-1.php Voices in Time Thu, 20 Feb 2014 03:10:38 -0500 LQ Podcast 56: Doris Kearns Goodwin Goodwin discusses her latest book, The Bully Pulpit, with our very own Lewis Lapham.. http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/audio-video/lq-podcast-56-doris-kearns-goodwin.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/audio-video/lq-podcast-56-doris-kearns-goodwin.php Audio & Video Wed, 19 Feb 2014 11:24:01 -0500 The Best Fence Against Rebellion 1686 / Netherlands. The reason why men enter into society is the preservation of their property, and the end why they choose and authorize a legislative is that there may be laws made, http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/the-best-fence-against-rebellion.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/the-best-fence-against-rebellion.php Voices in Time Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:29:25 -0500 Lewis Lapham at Columbia Journalism School Lewis Lapham gives the inaugural Delacorte Lecture at Columbia Journalism School.. On February 6, Lewis Lapham gave the semester's first Delacorte Lecture at the Columbia School of Journalism. Over the course of the evening, Lapham shared stories from his wide-ranging http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/audio-video/lewis-lapham-at-columbia-journalism-school.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/audio-video/lewis-lapham-at-columbia-journalism-school.php Audio & Video Fri, 14 Feb 2014 15:51:18 -0500 The Scientific Method 1620 / London. In ordinary logic almost all effort is concentrated of the syllogism. The logicians seem scarcely to have thought about induction. They pass it by with barely a mention and hurry http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/the-scientific-method.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/the-scientific-method.php Voices in Time Fri, 14 Feb 2014 14:14:35 -0500 No Common Bond 1860 / Columbia, SC. Gentlemen: we have met here under circumstances more solemn than any of us have ever been placed in before. No one, it seems to me, is duly impressed with http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/no-common-bond.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/no-common-bond.php Voices in Time Thu, 13 Feb 2014 15:21:22 -0500 The Coming Storm c. 1930 / Tunis. Oppressive tyrant Lover of darkness Enemy of life You have ridiculed the sighs of the weak people; Your palm is soaked with their blood. You deform the magic of existence http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/the-coming-storm.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/the-coming-storm.php Voices in Time Wed, 12 Feb 2014 16:05:52 -0500 All Men Would Be Tyrants If They Could 1776 / New England. Braintree, Massachusetts, March 31 Abigail Adams to John Adams I wish you would ever write me a letter half as long as I write you, and tell me, if http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/all-men-would-be-tyrants-if-they-could.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/all-men-would-be-tyrants-if-they-could.php Voices in Time Sat, 08 Feb 2014 16:15:45 -0500 Unholy Trinity 1920 / Vienna. By bringing into prominence the unconscious in psychic life, we have raised the most evil spirits of criticism against psychoanalysis. Do not be surprised at this, and do not believe http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/unholy-trinity.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/unholy-trinity.php Voices in Time Thu, 06 Feb 2014 01:20:31 -0500 LQ Podcast 55: Gillian Jacobs Dirty French stories and poetry, and the complaints of a medieval Japanese courtier, all from our Comedy issue, as read by Community star Gillian Jacobs.. The Community star reads sixteenth-century French toilet humor courtesy of Francois Rabelais, a thirteenth-century dirty poem known as a fabliau, and timeless complaints from the medieval Japanese courtier Sei http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/audio-video/lq-podcast-55-gillian-jacobs.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/audio-video/lq-podcast-55-gillian-jacobs.php Audio & Video Wed, 05 Feb 2014 16:50:11 -0500 Turning the Tables c. 30 / Jerusalem. When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, “Who is this?” The crowds were saying, “This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.” Then Jesus http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/turning-the-tables.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/turning-the-tables.php Voices in Time Mon, 03 Feb 2014 12:30:04 -0500 Attack Plans 1667 / London. High on a throne of royal state which far Outshone the wealth of Ormus and of Ind Or where the gorgeous East with richest hand Showers on her kings barbaric http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/attack-plans.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/attack-plans.php Voices in Time Tue, 28 Jan 2014 12:50:13 -0500 Nursed With Great Tenderness 1775 / London. My lords and gentlemen: The present situation of America and my constant desire to have your advice, concurrence, and assistance on every important occasion, have determined me to call http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/nursed-with-great-tenderness.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/nursed-with-great-tenderness.php Voices in Time Fri, 24 Jan 2014 12:58:32 -0500 Out of the Barrel of a Gun c. 1945 / China. The world is progressing, the future is bright, and no one can change this general trend of history. We should carry on constant propaganda among the people on the http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/out-of-the-barrel-of-a-gun.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/voices-in-time/out-of-the-barrel-of-a-gun.php Voices in Time Thu, 23 Jan 2014 11:13:57 -0500 Save the Date: Decades Ball, the 1870s Monday, June 2, 2014. Join Lapham's Quarterly at our annual historical gala the Decades Ball, as we celebrate the gilded age of the 1870s. Tickets will be available in the spring, and questions http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/events-news/save-the-date-decades-ball-the-1870s.php http://www.laphamsquarterly.org/events-news/save-the-date-decades-ball-the-1870s.php Events & News Wed, 22 Jan 2014 11:29:05 -0500