Uncomfortable truths: Vichy France

Robert Paxton writes an informed and interesting review (pay walled) at the New York Review of Books, on Vichy’s continuing influence. (Most interesting aside: ” I was surprised myself to learn that Mozart had been little played in France before 1940, and that his prominence since 1945 in the French operatic and symphonic repertoire is […]

The Texas state Textbook commission social studies changes

The Washington Post has an article about the Texas state social studies textbook changes. In the Texas textbook Commision mandates debate, there’s an interesting comment from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt:One publisher said Tuesday that changes in technology, including the introduction of online components, make it easier and cheaper to tailor textbooks to specific states and requirements, […]