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Drew Gilpin Faust

The Meaning of Death; The Death of Meaning: Jill Lepore, Drew Faust, and Intellectual History

(Editor’s Note: This is the second in a series of weekly guest posts that Rivka Maizlish is doing for us. — Ben Alpers) Here in this carload i am Eve with my son if you see my older son cain son of man tell him that i —  found scrawled on the wall of a Nazi railway-car ______________________________________________________ In The Name of War (1998), a creative study of the rhetoric and representation surrounding King Philip’s War, Jill Lepore analyzes war as a contest for meaning, a struggle where words matter as much as wounds. Looking behind wounds at the words Read more