From World History Connected, a special issue on Hawaii in world history. Wrangles over wrangel: Sovereignty issues have recently been appearing in Alaskan newspapers. The District of Columbia: From the oldest colony to the 51st state? As Puerto Rico prepares to hold its first status referendum in 14 years this November, a leading advocate for District of Columbia statehood said he sees strong parallels between the two jurisdictions' political situations. PR set to voice a choice in GOP race. A review of The Wandering Gene and the Indian Princess: Race, Religion, and DNA by Jeff Wheelwright. From Geocurrents, Asya Pereltsvaig on mapping heritage languages. Citizenship for sale: St. Kitts and Nevis will let you buy citizenship — the United States should do the same. Anniversaries from "unhistory": The events we fail to commemorate say as much about our national narrative as those we acknowledge. An excerpt from The Last Myth: What the Rise of Apocalyptic Thinking Tells Us about America by Matthew Barrett Gross and Mel Gilles. What makes America? A review of The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States by Gordon S. Wood.
A new issue of Triple Canopy is out. Ami E. Stearns and Thomas J. Burns (Oklahoma): About the Human Condition in the Works of Dickens and Marx. Ronald J. Colombo (Hofstra): The Corporation as a Tocquevillian Association. From Forward, does education fuel anti-Semitism? German study says Holocaust Studies may increase hatred; and Daniel Jonah Goldhagen on the other denied genocides: From Turkey to Guatemala, nations deny worst crimes. If pennies and nickels are largely useless, why does the U.S. Mint continue to manufacture them?: An excerpt from The End of Money: Counterfeiters, Preachers, Techies, Dreamers — and the Coming Cashless Society by David Wolman. Justice on the High Seas: The Supreme Court says corporations have a right to free speech — but can they get away with murder? Death by Treacle: Sentiment surfaces fast and runs hot in public life, dumbing it down and crippling intimacy in private life. What do fact-checkers and anesthesiologists have in common? Understanding why some people choose professions where accomplishments go unheralded.
David Waterman and Sung Wook Ji (Indiana): Online vs. Offline in the U.S.: Are the Media Shrinking? From the International Journal of Business and Social Science, Mary L. Rucker (Wright State): The Media, Politics, and Ideology: A Critical-Analytical Perspective. From the International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law, a review of Parchment, Paper, Pixels: Law and the Technologies of Communication by Peter M. Tiersma. From Mediascape, a special issue on the complex notions of the local and global as they intersect with media. From Media Fields Journal, a special issue on Documentary and Space. From continent., an article on Great Britain's Media Lens and the use-value of news (and part 2). The buzz about BuzzFeed: The online meme aggregator gets serious about developing original content. Bloomberg's plan for world domination: With an army of reporters and wonky information services, the media company is expanding from Wall Street to Washington. "We turn ourselves into media creations": An interview with Nicholas Carr.