A new issue of World Policy Journal is out. From l'espacepolitique, Martin Muller (St Gallen): Doing Discourse Analysis in Critical Geopolitics; Gertjan Dijkink (Amsterdam): Territorial Shock: Toward a Theory of Change; and Pascal Venier (Salford): Main Theoretical Currents in Geopolitical Thought in the Twentieth Century. A U.S. neo-con fantasy gone very wrong: Nation-building in Afghanistan and Iraq is a failed ideological experiment. Why NATO Survives: A skeptic may be forgiven for asking why the NATO Alliance is still needed in the 21st century. A review of Marxism and World Politics. Where do bad ideas come from and why don't they go away? Stephen Walt wants to know. An interview with John Mearsheimer, author of Why Leaders Lie: The Truth About Lying in International Politics (and more and more). American spy technologies gather intelligence in vast quantities, yet US foreign policy is rife with unqualified pseudo-experts — to know or not to know? A review of How to Run the World: Charting A Course to the Next Renaissance by Parag Khanna (and more). Chicken Little: The 9 most annoying sky-is-falling cliches in American foreign policy. A review of The End of Arrogance: America in the Global Competition of Ideas by Steven Weber and Bruce Jentleson. A review of Theories of International Politics and Zombies by Daniel Drezner (and more and more and more and more). Four new books by Mark Malloch Brown, Joseph Nye, Gideon Rachman and Richard Youngs watch the pendulum of geopolitics as it swings from state to citizen and west to east (and more and more). From Military Review, Amitai Etzioni on the coming test of U.S. credibility: How the United States responds to challenges by Iran and North Korea has strong implications for its credibility. Stand alone: Thanassis Cambanis on the case for a new isolationism (and more).
Rosalind Dixon and Martha C. Nussbaum (Chicago): Abortion, Dignity and a Capabilities Approach. The Gold-Standard Hustle: Does anyone here speak Paul-tard? David Warsh on a recent exercise in nation-building by some Harvard boys. An interview with Niall Ferguson: "The left love being provoked by me... they think I'm a reactionary imperialist scumbag". Many Fed officials are worried that they are doing too much to speed economic growth — and once again, the odds are rising that the Fed is doing too little. Martin W. Lewis on Greater Syria and the challenge to Syrian nationalism. From Aviation History, Stephan Wilkinson on the 13 ugliest airplanes. Moralizing the Market: Adrian Pabst on economies of gift in an age of global finance. A typewriter is a terrible thing to waste: A manual typewriter's keyboard makes a perfectly good computer keyboard — with a little bit of hacking. Send in whatever clowns are left: Hard times come to the stage. Why do capable public servants like economist Peter Orszag keep circling back from Washington to Wall Street? "Respectable" Non-Monogamy: Rather than simple promiscuity, polyamorists claim a more complex desire — to create and maintain honest, consensual, ongoing, loving relationships with more than one person. We should discern what value there is in contempt, particularly when aimed at groups such as hipsters and bogans, which are impossible to precisely determine. The first chapter from Rational Decisions by Ken Binmore. With co-founder Julian Assange garnering everything from a messianic following to derision and calls to be "hunted down like a terrorist", Florian Cramer and Ted Byfield stand in opposing corners of the WikiLeaks ring to debate its impact on the modern state. Here are 5 popular phrases that make you look like an idiot.
Shari Motro (Richmond): Preglimony. Dawn D. Bennett-Alexander (Georgia): The "C Word", the "B Word", and the "W Word": Can derogatory terms traditionally used for females form the basis of actionable sexual harassment when directed toward males but overheard by females? Zachary A. Kramer (ASU): Of Meat and Manhood. Men are dirty and disgusting, women are pure and flawless — right? A review of Men: Evolutionary and Life History by Richard G. Bribiescas. From the Good Men Project, a special series on men’s rights activists, including a look at how feminists get the men’s rights movement wrong and how men’s rights activists get feminism wrong. Why do women have casual sex? Terri Conley upends traditional thinking and argues that both genders are looking for the same thing — pleasure (and more). The emotional depth of a turnip: Do men and women read emotions differently? A review of Man and Woman: An Inside Story by Donald Pfaff. A review of Mistresses: A History of the Other Woman by Elizabeth Abbott. Could polygamy be good for women? Satoshi Kanazawa on why women are more beautiful than men: Natural selection has its own logic. A review of Your Skirt’s Too Short — Sex, Power, Choice by Emily Maguire. Real birth control for men is closer than ever. Calling out the catcallers: Rebecca Chiao empowers Egyptian women to speak up about sexual harassment. Are dude blogs going through an identity crisis? Men in their twenties and thirties are fed up with women, but author Kay Hymowitz says you can’t blame them when women are demanding equality except when it comes to romance (and more on Manning Up). Man up, man down! From every angle, it seems, men are being told they're doing it all wrong — is it any wonder they're confused?