I’ve been a little preoccupied for the past three months, but I saved my July 10 e-mail from Cambridge Journals Online informing me of the contents of the August issue of Modern Intellectual History (Vol. 9, No. 2). This caught my attention:
THE BIG PICTURE AND THE CLOSEUP: TWO PERSPECTIVES ON CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY*
PAUL S. BOYER**
Department of History, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Daniel T. Rodgers, Age of Fracture (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2011)
James T. Kloppenberg, Reading Obama: Dreams, Hope, and the American Political Tradition (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2011)
* My thanks to Charles Capper and Ann Boyer for their helpful critical readings of earlier drafts of this review.
** Sadly, on 17 March 2012, several months after he delivered this review essay, Paul Boyer passed away.
Has anyone read the essay? Care to share your findings? – TL