I like that he uses the terrific classic phrase "world turned upside down" - we all need a little more early modern in our lives. I was also wondering if the NY Times will report on my wedding if I write them. Also, a bonus link - David Cannadine on Class in Britain. Bit drier and kind of deep into recent British historiography, but actually quite an interesting book for the non-historian, particularly the chapters on the class attitudes (spoken and unspoken) of Margaret Thatcher, John Major and Tony Blair. Cannadine is really looking at class as a thing which organises society, rather than socioeconomic inequality. The two things are very different.
All classed up and nowhere to go. An acerbic analysis of the New York Times's recent series on class.