Jorge Heine (Wilfrid Laurier) and Joseph F. Turcotte (York): Tweeting as Statecraft: How, Against All Odds, Twitter Is Changing the World’s Second Oldest Profession. Formidable and exacting, Jacques Barzun was one of America's greatest public intellectuals and a presence at Columbia for fifty years; on the occasion of Barzun's death at 104, fellow critic John Simon remembers him. What if there were some economic issues upon which libertarians and left-liberals agreed? Max Borders interviews Dean Baker. Eleven leading academic associations have written an open letter condemning the government's plans for open access publishing as a “rushed policy” which poses a real threat to the “international standing of British Universities and research”. Two conservatives who sit on the boards of mainstream right-wing groups control a PAC that gave thousands of dollars to a racist organization.