Thursday, January 18, 2007

New Book and Preview of an Upcoming Article

Contrary to reports, rumors of my blogging demise were premature. I have put together a new book of (mainly) historical essays covering a wide range of topics. The TOC is below and if you're interested in getting a copy, a link is also provided.

I am currently working on a piece which explores the reactions to Saddam Hussein's execution and what they can tell us about the culture at large and some of the troubling notions people have about justice, among other things.

I hope everyone had a great holiday and that the new year find's you well, mentally and physically.

Cheers,
Alexander Marriott



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TABLE OF CONTENTS


MEANDERING INTO MEDIOCRITY
THEATRE OF THE ABSURD: KORAN ABUSE
A TALE OF TWO 9/11s

LAST STAND OF TRADITION: THE ROLE OF THE COMMITTEE IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

THE IMPORTANCE OF ISSUES IN THE POLITICAL AND INTELLECTUAL HISTORY OF THE "POST-HEROIC" GENERATION, 1825-1861

PURITAN LITERARY APOLOGIA: MICHAEL WIGGLESWORTH’S DAY OF DOOM

DIVERGENT PATHS: RIGHTS IN THE AMERICAN AND FRENCH REVOLUTIONS

HERESIES AND EVASIONS: JAMES MADISON AND NULLIFICATION
THE “DELICATE INTEREST:” U.S. RELATIONS WITH HAITI, 1798-1848

REPUBLICANISM AT WAR: WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS AND THE WAR OF 1812

DECLINE HALTED: THE GLORIOUS REVOLUTION AND THE REBIRTH OF PURITY IN NEW ENGLAND

IMAGES OF THE GLORIOUS: CLASSICISM IN AMERICAN HISTORY

KASPAROV PLAYING CHESS WITHOUT A BOARD
CONSPIRACY THEORIES: WAS 9/11 AN “INSIDE JOB?” AND OTHER TALES OF THE RIDICULOUS
ISRAEL AT WAR: PROBLEMS AND FALLACIES