This is my 100th post, which means that I've averaged about one per day in the three months of this blogging thing. Hooray!
Anyway, the news for this is a real honor. My wonderful former teacher, John Lewis Gaddis, was honored with a National Humanities Medal in the Oval Office today. That's a huge honor and he is certainly deserving, both as a scholar and as a person. JLG is one of the rare brilliant scholars who are also wonderful teachers. My first class with him was on September 11, 2001. He just looked around the room, said, "This is no time to have a class" and sent us away, only to have Gary Hart join us for the discussion a week later. He is an incredible teacher, a kind person, and a very worthy recipient. Hooray, JLG!