Michael Z. Green (Texas Wesleyan): Against Employer Dumpster Diving for E-Mail. Those acronymic names still manage to summon up a ghost of awe: BOS, LAX and CDG, JFK and LHR — these are the grandest kings and queens of airports, the gods that no one believes in anymore but is forced to worship anyway. From the latest issue of Political Theology, a series of book reviews. From Rolling Stone, Matt Taibbi on the true story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital: How the GOP presidential candidate and his private equity firm staged an epic wealth grab, destroyed jobs — and stuck others with the bill. If rapid response has replaced the “state of emergency” as the dominant paradigm for governing emergencies, how might those of us concerned with enhancing democratic life respond to rapid response? Wikipedia has a list of the largest peaceful gatherings in history.

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