Christopher J. Coyne (George Mason): Delusions of Grandeur: On the Creeping Militarization of U.S. Foreign Policy. Ali Khan (Washburn): A Portfolio Theory of Foreign Affairs: U.S. Relations with the Muslim World. Time for a Reset: Jeffrey Herf on American policy and radical Islam. From World Affairs, Eric S. Edelman on The Broken Consensus: America's Contested Primacy. From The American Interest, Peter Berger and Ann Bernstein on the Freedom Consensus: The global economic crisis has convinced many that the Washington Consensus is "out" and the so-called Beijing Consensus is "in" — as it turns out, three countries (India, Brazil, and South Africa) are leading the way to a new paradigm; and A. Wess Mitchell and Jakub Grygiel on the Vulnerability of Peripheries: The United States must disprove the thesis of its decline, now being tested in three global hingepoints. Sy Hersh on the Obama/Bush foreign policies: Why can't America change? Oil or terrorism: Which motivates US policy more? Oops-istan: Stories from inside America’s latest geopolitical fuck-up. From the Globalist, a look at how America is like Imperial Spain (and part 2). William LeoGrande leads a book-bound tour that takes us from the Bacardi dynasty in Cuba to American military interventions in Central America. Michael Horowitz on maintaining American military power in an age of uncertainty. A review of Reforming the World: The Creation of America's Moral Empire by Ian Tyrrell. A review of Zero-Sum Future: American Power in an Age of Anxiety by Gideon Rachman.


The inaugural issue of Agathos: An International Review of the Humanities and Social Sciences is out. From the Journal of Conflictology, David Bueno (Barcelona): Aggressivity, Violence, Sociability and Conflict Resolution: What Genes Can Tell Us. Why the law is a messy haphazard human enterprise: Maybe it wasn’t the ideal subject for cruise ship passengers. Putting poppies in the gas tank: An article on Michael Bester's quest to tap Afghanistan’s taboo biofuel. How great entrepreneurs think: Think inside the (restless, curious, eager) minds of highly accomplished company builders. Major critics speak on how to keep book reviews relevant. Rhetorical devices: A look inside what makes language work. Electrified sand, exploding balloons: The long and colorful history of weather manipulation. From Wired, an article on Getting Things Done guru David Allen and his cult of hyperefficiency. From THES, a review of Sex: Vice and Love from Antiquity to Modernity by Alastair J.L. Blanshard. A look at how the fairy tale is struggling to live happily ever after. Blackwater founder secretly backing Somali militia: Erik Prince supports private security in Africa to override rampant piracy and Islamic radicalism. Why you're probably less popular than your friends: Where averages and individual perspectives diverge. A review of The Origins of Responsibility by Francois Raffoul. A review of That's Offensive! Criticism, Identity, Respect by Stefan Collini. A review of Humorists: From Hogarth to Noel Coward by Paul Johnson (and more). From Thought Catalog, Leigh Alexander on How to Be 1990s; and Juliana & Evan were the 90s Ultimate Power Couple. Everybody Counts: A guy goes door-to-door for the census and discovers democracy. A look at 10 Christian names you don't really hear.


From Fast Company, a look at how YouTube's global platform is redefining the entertainment business. Bruce Gottlieb on the myth of government neutrality: The subtle, obscure, and legalistic ways the government regulates the Internet. Why did Web gross-out culture die? Choire Sicha wants to know. Facebook has given us a new way to vandalize great art. Fresh off its IPO, Demand Media is blanketing the Web with answers to millions of questions you didn't know you had — is that a business? Now public, Demand Media has bigger market cap than The New York Times — but with Google taking aim at "content farms," will it last? The Social Media High School Yearbook: Everyone on the internet is a loser. Twitter, Facebook, and Ten Red Balloons: Christopher Ford on social network problem solving and homeland security. Caught in the web: In the year it turns 21, the internet has come of age — but has it changed us for the better? More and more and more and more and more and more and more on The Net Delusion: The Dark Side of Internet Freedom by Evgeny Morozov. Is there any escaping Facebook? A Tangled Web: Liel Leibovit on the misguided battle against online copyright infringement. Save the Internet by doing nothing: Governments should butt out of Internet regulation, because the Internet will civilize itself. Can Google search our souls? Eureka Lost: Matthew J.X. Malady on how the Internet has destroyed the thrill of the hunt. David Segal on search optimization and its dirty little secrets.

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