Dominik Van Aaken (Munich) and Violetta Splitter and David Seidl (Zurich): Why Do Corporate Actors Engage in Pro-Social Behavior? A Bourdieusian Perspective on Corporate Social Responsibility. An interview with Erin Siegal on the search for Maria Fernanda, the role of Christianity in the trafficking of Guatemalan adoptees, and funding the research for her book via Kickstarter. Thomas Frank on why the Tea Party needs Mitt. An interview with Michael A. Lebowitz: "The unifying element in all struggles against capital is the right of everyone to full human development". Welcome to the 2011 Salon Hack List: It's time again to list the worst, most predictable and least interesting pundits in America. From TLS, a review essay on how Egypt’s regime ended. The world's biggest problem is stupidity: The year 2011 has been chock full of idiocy and ignorance. We have been inventing things for millions of years, but which is the best of them? Samantha Weinberg draws up criteria for a series of Big Questions. A look at how names of countries in foreign languages (exonyms) often bear no relationship to the names of the same countries in their own official language or languages (endonyms). The first biography of Mayawati, the contemporary dalit leader, breaks the silence of the Indian elites on a political phenomenon of unusual magnitude. Rome, Sweet Rome: Could a single Marine unit destroy the Roman Empire? James Redford on why libertarian anarchism is apodictically correct. A review of Zoot Suit: The Enigmatic Career of an Extreme Style by Kathy Peiss. A look at 6 pop culture visionaries who get too much credit.

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