Three from Arts & Letters Daily

I found these three items in Arts & Letters Daily….

In the New Yorker, a look back into the distant history of newspapers, “The Day the Newspaper Died,” by Jill Lepore. She puts the present newspaper crisis in perspective.

In City Journal, Brendan Boyle reviews A Great Idea at the Time: The Rise, Fall, and Curious Afterlife of the Great Books, by Alex Beam, and in the process dips into some interesting history regarding the debate over the canon and educational philosophy.

In Vanity Fair, Christopher Hitchens writes about media self-censorship in response to Muslim protests and fatwas in “Assassins of the Mind.”