A new issue of the European Journal of Tourism Hospitality and Recreation is out. From The Nation, a special issue on The Other America 2012. If Charles Taylor can be tried for war crimes, why not Kissinger? All this talk of a “fiscal cliff” is dangerously misinformed — it’s a “fiscal slope”. Love him or loathe him, Thomas Kinkade was the most widely known American artist of the last 20 years; Scott McLemee surveys his landscape. A review of You Can’t Read this Book by Nick Cohen. Misery index: Low social status is bad for your health — biologists are starting to understand why. From Antiquity, a review essay on archaeologies of seafaring and the sea. An interview with Manuel Lima, author of Visual Complexity: Mapping Patterns of Information. An autoethnographic review of Big Black Penis: Misadventures in Race and Masculinity. In States of Credit, David Stasavage explains why city-states were able to create long-term debt as early as the 13th century, whereas territorial states began to do so only in the 16th century. "I'm sort of fatalistic ... It's in rich peoples' hands now": The last days of The American Prospect?

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