by Jeremy Young | 1/21/2008 08:31:00 PM
Princeton University professor Melissa Harris-Lacewell beats the crap out of aging second-wave feminist Gloria Steinem on "Democracy Now." Really, that's the best way to describe what happened. The thirty-seven minutes of video are priceless. Watch for the moment about halfway through when Steinem is reduced to arguing that Obama is just like a black woman. (H/t BrownFemiPower.)

Aaron Barlow's got a fascinating review of James Paul Gee's What Video Games Have To Teach Us About Learning and Literacy. If you have an interest in video games, linguistics, or teaching, this is a must-read. Actually, ditto if you're reading this blog for any reason.

Very thoughtful post from blogfriend Rachel Leow (with an assist from her "long-suffering boyfriend Adam") on flatulence, baby-eaters, and causation in history. One of the things I most admire about Rachel's place is her ability to consistently corral some of the best minds in the history blogosphere into her commentariat. They're in full view in this thread.

Folks who liked my post "Not Born Equal" will enjoy this piece by Geschichte Grad, one of the newest and most original voices in the history blogosphere. After you're done, go check out his/her entire blog.

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Blogger Joe Gabriel on 1/25/2008 2:03 PM:

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Blogger Joe Gabriel on 1/25/2008 2:05 PM:

Hi Jeremey,

It was nice meeting you at the AHA, and thanks again for organizing the lunch. I had a blast arguing with you about blogging, tenure, etc.

I wanted to call your attention to two things: first, is now a commuity / group blog, so feel free to point folks in that direction if they have material they are looking to post. We are just sort of starting to get rolling as a group blog and I'm not sure how well it will go, but we'll see.

Second, Jim Livingston has posted two essays on Obama and Clinton that are quite interesting -- the second one in particular deals with the comparison between Clinton and Lincoln that has been thrown around sometimes. The essays deserve a wide readership, so whatever you can do to promote them would be appreciated.

Hope all is well,



Blogger Jeremy Young on 1/26/2008 12:24 PM:

Joe, it was great to meet you as well. I'll put up something about the community site in my next Open Thread. As for Jim's posts, I've been trying to get him to cross-post them here, but he's been getting stuck with the technological barriers. I asked him to just send me the text in a Word file so I can post it in his name, but he's never gotten back to me.