A new issue of the Journal of Conflictology is out. Paul J. Heald (Illinois): How Copyright Makes Books and Music Disappear (and How Secondary Liability Rules Help Resurrect Old Songs). We've learned to tune out the constant bombardment of advertisements; Scott McLemee looks at a new analysis of techniques for commanding consumer attention. Bradford DeLong on why Obama should pick Summers to lead the Fed: If times were normal, first choice among the Fab Five would be Yellen. Who has a woman problem? Emma Carmichael investigates. Irin Carmon on things that look like feminism but aren’t. Don't ignore the trolls — feed them until they explode. The future of advertising agencies: Omnicom and Publicis are combining to try to stay on top of a rapidly changing industry, but sheer size will be no guarantee of success. Andrew O’Hehir on the age of revolution, 1989-2013 and counting: From the Berlin Wall to Cairo, we live in an era of anti-authoritarian revolution that may transform the world. Ezra Klein on the problem with covering policy as politics: Does every new policy idea really need Republican support to be taken seriously? Francis Wilkinson on how guns are for white people. In the secret state: Public opinion may be shifting, at last, against government intrusiveness. Stan Persky on re-re-reading Gore Vidal: A first anniversary requiem and a remembrance of what he really stood for.

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