David Todd (Cambridge): Protectionism as Internationalist Liberalism: Birth and Spread, 1789-1914 (and more). Simon Springer (Otago): Neoliberalism as Discourse: Between Foucauldian Political Economy and Marxian Poststructuralism. Mathieu Hilgers (ULB): The Historicity of the Neoliberal State; and The Three Anthropological Approaches to Neoliberalism. Simon Springer (NUS): Neoliberalism and Geography: Expansions, Variegations, Formations. Jerrold A. Long (Idaho): Overcoming Neoliberal Hegemony in Community Development: Law, Planning, and Selected Lamarckism. Sirvan Karimi (York): Contradictions of Capitalism and Their Ideological Counterparts: The Neo-Liberal Project and the Concept of "Social Capital". Colin Crouch on his book The Strange Non-death of Neo-liberalism. From Scottish Left Review, Francis Stuart writes in praise of regulation; and to understand the world of the deregulation agenda it is useful to understand the history of red tape. From continent., here is a neo-liberalism crash course (get your former state enterprises cheap, now! Two for one on prisons!).
From Crime magazine, over the years, thanks to movies like The Silence of the Lambs, public perception about serial killers has become more mythical than factual — in reality, there is no real profile for this rare breed of killer. The mystery of the domestication of the horse has been solved. From TNR, writers discuss whether it makes sense for Obama to run as a populist. Six more months: What can Obama and Romney say? Why do our best and brightest end up in Silicon Valley and not D.C.? America's wunderkinds once looked to politics to make a difference on issues like healthcare reform — now they come to Google Ventures asking Bill Maris for money (while the “unselfconscious, non-ironic use of ‘best and the brightest’ suggests part of the problem”). Much to answer for: Glenn C. Loury on James Q. Wilson’s legacy. Andrew Ferguson and Liberty magazine covered the Libertarian National Convention from the floor of the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas (and part 2 and part 3 and part 4). I’m an article about the Internet that you repost on the Internet. Just put me down as "undecided" — every major is terrible!
Aaron Duggan (PGI): Get Lost! The Psychic Value of Wilderness Adventures in the Lives of Children. Judith Cashmore (Sydney): The Link Between Child Maltreatment and Adolescent Offending: Systems Neglect of Adolescents. From Kairos, Zbigniew Kotowicz (CFCUL): Children, Insanity and Child Psychiatry c.1800 - 1935. What's wrong with the teenage mind? Children today reach puberty earlier and adulthood later — the result: A lot of teenage weirdness. The unacknowledged prejudice against kids: A review of Childism: Confronting Prejudice Against Children by Elisabeth Young-Bruehl (and more and more). A single close friendship can ease a boy’s passage through middle school — but what if your son can’t find a pal? With the exuberance of a teenager, but the wisdom of a scholar, Danah Boyd analyzes and dissects our online behavior — for teens, she says, it's not so different from hanging out at the mall. Are secular television shows with moral messages good for Christian children? A thing or two about twins: Discovering why identical twins differ — despite having the same DNA — could reveal a great deal about all of us.