A new issue of Strategic Studies Quarterly is out. From Peace, all his life Gene Sharp has studied ways of fighting effectively without violence — now that he is regarded, at 83, as the brains behind the Arab Spring, people are taking his strategies seriously (and more). Mission from God: Josh Kron on the upstart Christian sect driving Invisible Children and changing Africa. From Foreign Policy, a look at the top 10 trends in global freedom. The return of sovereignty: Michael Ignatieff reviews Sovereign Equality and Moral Disagreement by Brad R. Roth. From Vice, Swedish feminists are so bored they’re telling men how to sit on the bus; and should being a racist dick on the Internet be illegal? A review of Before and Beyond Divergence: The Politics of Economic Change in China and Europe by Jean-Laurent Rosenthal and R. Bin Wong. A review of Why Europe Grew Rich and Asia Did Not: Global Economic Divergence, 1600-1850 by Prasannan Parthasarathi. The living word: Peter Ludlow on how the meanings of the words we use are constantly changing, even as we speak. Conor Friedersdorf on why Tom Friedman is America's perfect centrist pundit.

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