Walter Scheidel (Stanford): Evolutionary Psychology and the Historian. From U.S. Intellectual History Blog, a series of roundtable essays on Kerwin Lee Klein's From History to Theory. David Greenberg on Howard Zinn's influential mutilations of American history. Piero Scaruffi on a new history of prehistory. Richard Overy reviews The Undivided Past: History Beyond Our Differences by David Cannadine (and more). A specter is haunting university history departments: the specter of capitalism. Mathematicians predict the future with data from the past: Peter Turchin is turning himself into a real-life Hari Seldon — and he’s not alone. Eric Schultz on why history students should love Big Data. Ben Thompson is the Michael Bay of historians, and that's completely alright: Sam Riedel reviews Badass: Ultimate Deathmatch: Skull-Crushing True Stories of the Most Hardcore Duels, Showdowns, Fistfights, Last Stands, Suicide Charges, and Military Engagements of All Time.

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