David A. Bell
Books
Aug. 31 2009 7:29 AMThe Puritanical FrenchThe unsexy secret of Louis XIV's mistress.
The Breakfast Table
Nov. 15 1999 11:06 PMDissecting the Day's News
Books
April 14 2008 7:29 AMThe Mirror of HistoryWhat hinders historians from discovering the strangeness of the past?
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Jan. 30 2015 11:44 AM What Happened at Slate This Week? Social media guru Lindsey Underwood highlights the most popular stories of the week, from the Patriots to Tom Petty.