Jan Steyaert (Fontys): Scholarly Communication and Social Work in the Google Era. Mark Edmundson (Virginia): Under the Sign of Satan: William Blake in the Corporate University. A review of Confronting Managerialism: How the Business Elite and Their Schools Threw Our Lives Out of Balance by Robert R. Locke and J. C. Spender. From Liberal Education, a special issue on the Completion Agenda. Making a Public Ph.D.: How, specifically, do you put together a program that will prepare graduate students for nonacademic careers? From On the Human, Raymond Tallis on a suicidal tendency in the humanities. Andy Delbanco on the role of college in the 21st century: Who gets to go to college, and why does liberal education still matter? Tweet, Loc. Cit.: MLA has a format for citing Twitter? Scott McLemee looks at the shape of scholarly conversations to come. Is college cursing America with an epidemic of hipsters? Inside Dartmouth's hazing abuses: A Dartmouth degree is a ticket to the top — but first you may have to get puked on by your drunken friends and wallow in human filth.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb (NYU-Poly) and George A. Martin (UMass): How to Prevent Other Financial Crises. From K@ta, Parvin Ghasemi and Masoud Ghafoori (PNU): Salinger and Holden: Silent Heroes of Modern Times. The collapse of logic and human culture: Razib Khan on slavery’s last stronghold. People often ask about the name Triple Canopy — here is an answer. White supremacist hacks Trayvon Martin's email account, leaks messages online. Have scientists proved cryonics can't work? This year’s Culture@Large session grappled with the pressing importance of the nonhuman for the work of anthropologists. A review of The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade by Andrew Feinstein. King of Pain: A review essay on David Foster Wallace. Not every piece of a campaign’s online territory need be a full-on website; some are microsites designed to propel a particular message — often a negative one — or perform a specific task. Dimethyltryptamine is so hot right now: Interviews with people who just smoked DMT. It’s all in your head: Tim Requarth and Meehan Crist on the problems with Jonah Lehrer’s Imagine. Whatever happened to pro wrestling? Oliver Lee Bateman remembers what pro wrestling used to be, as he traces its downfall.
The latest issue of Army History and the latest issue of Navy History are out. From European Journal of American Studies, a special issue on Wars and New Beginnings in American History, including Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet (Lausanne): War and National Renewal: Civil Religion and Blood Sacrifice American Culture; David Ellwood (Bologna): The American Challenge in Uniform: The Arrival of America’s Armies in World War II and European Women; Jean-Paul Gabilliet (Bordeaux): Making a Homefront without a Battlefront: The Manufacturing of Domestic Enemies in the Early Cold War Culture; Kate Delaney (MIT): The Many Meanings of D-Day; and Rob Kroes (Amsterdam): The Power of Rhetoric and the Rhetoric of Power: Exploring a Tension within the Obama Presidency. Edmund Wilson’s Patriotic Gore is one of the most important and confounding books ever written about the Civil War. A review of The Clausewitz Delusion: How the American Army Screwed Up the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (A Way Forward) by Stephen L. Melton. A look at how Iraq and Afghanistan have changed the military.