From Poroi, Kim Hong Nguyen (High Point): The Effacement of Post-9/11 Orphanhood: Re-reading the Harry Potter Series as a Melancholic Rhetoric; and Rebecca Ingalls (Drexel): The Trilemma Revised: Harry Potter and a Landscape of Moral Uncertainty. The Liberation of Lori Berenson: Freed after 15 years in prison in Peru for abetting terrorism, she is struggling to figure out what comes next. From The Atlantic Monthly, James Fallows on learning to love the (shallow, divisive, unreliable) new media; fifty years after his landmark speech calling television a “vast wasteland”, the former chairman of the FCC lays out a media vision for the next half century; and small groups of defectors are mounting a high-tech media insurgency to reach North Korea's isolated population. Harvard professor Richard Freeman discusses the history and theory of unions. The Pornographer in Winter: An article on Al Goldstein. 53.1% of you already know what this story's about — or do you? Need a hint? It's about Professor Daryl Bem and his cheerful case for ESP. What is WikiLeaks really trying to tell us? Foreign Policy asks eminent historians and scholars to take the long view on these startling documents; think Julian Assange is sui generis? He's just one in a long line of agents provocateurs, stretching back through Trotsky to the Greeks; the world of U.S. diplomacy as filtered through WikiLeaks looks an awful lot like a certain other Western imperial power from not too long ago; and what if the hidden messages in the WikiLeaks cables were less about Tunisia and Russia, more about Winnie the Pooh? A review of Awkwardness by Adam Kotsko. A review of Gay Rights and Moral Panic: The Origins of America's Debate on Homosexuality by Fred Fejes. War nerd Gary Brecher on Assassinations: Where accounting meets human resources.

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