The War That Never Was

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This is nothing like a standard Anxious Bench post, but it does get to some issues of how we write history. As I’ve remarked in the past, a lot of professional historians dislike and distrust “alternate” history, which they see as a kind of pointless parlor game. But we all use an approach like that [Read More...]

FOOD AND FEAR

I just published a review in Books and Culture on the odd sounding topic of the Fear of Food, which is in fact the title of an excellent new book by Harvey Levenstein. Levenstein is a distinguished historian of food and eating, author of such books as Revolution at the Table: The Transformation of the [Read More...]


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