In which I wrap up August

(1) Things which I have read and enjoyed. I finally finished reading Shadi Hamid’s Islamic Exceptionalism which was really interesting and with which I’m having an ongoing mental conversation. I’m hoping and planning to write some of it down at some point when I can find several sustained minutes. I re-read Michael Chabon’s The Amazing […]

Coates, Hamilton and the Prophetic Imagination

(AKA, thesis idea, free to a good home) If you have spent any engaging with me about the things I am crazy into at present, you may have found yourself subject to a barrage of enthuasiasm for (1) the writing of Ta-Nehisi Coates (a fairly long-running phenomenon in my world), (2) the musical Hamilton, which […]