George Steven Swan (NCAT): The Deconstruction of Marriage: The Law and Economics of Unilateral No-Fault Divorce (and part 2). From Boston Review, a forum on "Mothers Who Care Too Much": Nancy Hirschmann on how stay-at-home mothering is bad for mothers, their kids, and women’s equality (and a series of responses). From ARPA, a review of The 700 Habits of Highly Ineffective Parents by Jonathan Biggins and The Spoilt Generation: Why Restoring Authority Will Make Our Children and Society Happier by Aric Sigman. A review of Tara Parker-Pope's For Better: The Science of a Good Marriage. A review of More Perfect Unions: The American Search for Marital Bliss by Rebecca L. Davis. From the Phyllis Schlafly Report, a look at the awesome power of family courts. From Newsweek, Jessica Bennett and Jesse Ellison on the case against marriage (and a response). Parenthood's all-out war: When it comes to raising a kid, two gangs dominate, and they agree on only one thing — You're doing it wrong. A review of A History of Marriage by Elizabeth Abbott. Do babies make marriages fail? An article on the paternity myth and the rarity of cuckoldry. A review of Jacob's Well: A Case for Rethinking Family History by Joseph A. Amato. All Joy and No Fun: Social-science researchers keep coming to the same conclusion: Having children makes adults less happy. Amanda Marcotte on the real reasons more women are remaining childless. Our nature is nurture: Are shifts in child-rearing making modern kids mean?


From The Global Post, a series on the 7 circles of Juarez: The cartel drug war, killing with impunity, and teenage assassins. Two new books explain why Americans love yoga. There are few terms in our political vocabulary as damning as "fanatic" — beyond tolerance and impervious to communication, the fanatic stands outside the frame of political rationality. Don't complain less, do it better: Too often written off as trivial moaning, the ability to make effective complaints is fundamental to a fair society. Anne Applebaum on the juicy French scandal that makes President Sarkozy look like just another corrupt politician. Is there an epidemic of corruption in the world's democracies? How DNA will change our future: The Human Genome Project uncovered the blueprint of life — now scientists are using it to save us and the planet. Why are we in Afghanistan? As Petraeus takes over, could success be worse than failure? A review of The Strange Death of Liberal England by George Dangerfield. A review of The Fever: How Malaria Has Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years by Sonia Shah. Military Rule 2.0: Why bother with a coup when there are better ways to take control? Sex, food, and shame: Is it wrong to criticize people for extreme sex or eating, and can the abuse of eating help us think about the abuse of sex? A look at 5 ridiculous gun myths everyone believes (thanks to movies).


From Military Review, an article on political capital and personal interest: Understanding the economy of power in defeated countries; and each branch of the U.S. military has created special centers to promote intercultural effectiveness — language proficiency must become a necessary component of such training. As recently as 2005, Camp Bondsteel was purported to be a secret interrogation site for the American military — so why does predominantly Muslim Kosovo love it so much? A review of The Least Worst Place: Guantanamo's First 100 Days by Karen Greenberg. A review of The Bases of Empire: The Global Struggle against U.S. Military Posts. From Global Law Books, a review of Island of Shame: The Secret History of the U.S. Military Base on Diego Garcia by David Vine. Living at the "tip of the spear": The US military's plans would devastate Guam's environment — its citizens are fighting back. A review of The Green Zone: The Environmental Costs of the Military by Barry Sanders. Popular Mechanics takes a look at the world's 18 strangest military bases. Teaching military history in a time of war: Remember that your classes may contain not only veterans but also students whose family members are on active duty, and in danger. Boys, men and the war-strategy game: Military history is long gone from most schools — we miss it. Paranormal Soldier: An article on John Alexander, from Special Services to spoon-benders and UFOs.


From The Chronicle, look ahead in anger: Sasha Abramsky on how hyperbolic rhetoric threatens to swamp our politics; hey, wait a minute: David P. Barash on the biological roots of today's anger; and anger and security: Elaine Tyler May on how the cold war ended the notion of public good. Raggare: An article on Sweden’s redneck greaser subculture. What does political philosophy have to say about the banning of the burka? Martha Nussbaum investigates. A review of The New Vichy Syndrome: Why European Intellectuals Surrender to Barbarism by Theodore Dalrymple. A look at why the post office is better run than you think. The introduction to Life among the Anthros and Other Essays by Clifford Geertz. Inside the risky world of drug-trial "guinea pigs": Human volunteers in university research may not realize the dangers they face. Why don’t teenage girls swoon for middle-aged billionaires? From Geocurrent Events, an article on Panama: Economic growth, free trade, and indigenous peoples. Greed and vanity reliably trump reason on the American scene, and so the current dust-up over the Ambassador Bridge, which links Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, has the point of the bridge-selling parable precisely backwards. Can a black-white performance gap be hereditary but not racial? How facts backfire: Researchers discover a surprising threat to democracy — our brains.


Phillip Vannini (Royal Roads), Godfrey Baldacchino (UPEI), Lorraine Guay, Stephen A. Royle (QUB), and Philip E. Steinberg (FSU): Recontinentalizing Canada: Arctic Ice’s Liquid Modernity and the Imagining of a Canadian Archipelago. A review of Polar Imperative: A History of Arctic Sovereignty in North America by Shelagh D. Grant. From The New York Review of Magazines, a profile of The Walrus. From The Walrus, two articles on hockey; the unrepentant whore: How Jamie Lee Hamilton changed the way we look at Canada’s underclass; teen angst, RIP: There’s something disturbing about the overwhelming happiness of Canada’s teenagers; and does banning alcohol in First Nations communities address the real cause of problem drinking? From Inroads, the Canadian Journal of Opinion, a special section on the Quebec economy; and a review of True Patriot Love: Four Generations in Search of Canada by Michael Ignatieff. The Enemy Inside: Is the Canadian military prepared for the mental health consequences of our deadliest conflict since the Second World War? At 100 million people, three times its current population, Canada is among the most consequential countries on Earth. More on Marci McDonald’s The Armageddon Factor: The Rise of Christian Nationalism in Canada. The Long Decline: Canada used to have a vibrant critical culture — what happened? If we build "walkable" neighborhoods, will people walk? The Canadian Century: What the United States could learn from its northern neighbor. Toronto 18, the terror cell that changed Canada: How a group of suburban teens became Canada's post-9/11 homegrown terror cell. (N)O Canada: Is our national anthem worthy of true patriot love?

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