A new issue of Disability Studies Quarterly is out. Sabine Weber (Dusseldorf): Corporate Participation in the Democratic Process in the United States and Germany. From The Philosopher’s Stone, Philip Green on religious freedom (and part 2). From Slate, Will Saletan and Ross Douthat discuss Douthat’s new book on faith in American society, Bad Religion. From dictatorship to democracy: A look at the role ex-Nazis played in early West Germany. Turned off from politics? That’s exactly what the politicians want. From Wired, Bruce Sterling on the New Aesthetic. What do debutante balls, the Japanese tea ceremony, Ponzi schemes and doubting clergy all have in common? Daniel Dennett on the social cell. Indignadas and Indignados of the World, Unite: Eric Toussaint on the international context of global outrage (in 5 parts). What do social movements accomplish and how? Humanizing the social sciences: A review of Adventures of an Accidental Sociologist: How to Explain the World Without Becoming a Bore by Peter L. Berger. It’s been one of the enduring mysteries of the massive 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico: Where did all the goop go?

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