From Suicidology Online, John T. Maltsberger (McLean) and Elsa F. Ronningstam (Harvard): Rumpelstiltskin Suicide; Bijou Yang (Drexel) and David Lester (Stockton): The Presentation of the Self: An Hypothesis about Suicide Notes; and David Lester (Stockton): Female Suicide Bombers: Clues from Journalists. From Parameters, George R. Mastroianni and Wilbur J. Scott (USAFA): Reframing Suicide in the Military. U.S. General Dana Pittard says soldiers who commit suicide are selfish. A review of Lost to the Collective: Suicide and the Promise of Soviet Socialism, 1921-1929 by Kenneth M. Pinnow. A new study has revealed the widening gap in suicide rates between Scotland and England and Wales. One town's war on gay teens: In Michele Bachmann's home district, evangelicals have created an extreme anti-gay climate — after a rash of suicides, the kids are fighting back. Can you help someone commit suicide? Stephanie Rabiner investigates. After the death of Jack Kevorkian, Lawrence Egbert is the new public face of American assisted suicide. Are cats committing suicide in Turkey’s Van City? A suicide hoax rocks MetaFilter community (and more).


A new issue of The Green Bag is out. From Enlightening Tourism, Tania Gorcheva (Svishtov): The Economic Nature of International Tourism; Graham M. S. Dann (Finnmark): Anglophone Hegemony in Tourism Studies Today; and Wayne W. Smith, Emily Fralinger, and Stephen W. Litvin (Charleston): Segmenting the U.S.A. Non-travel Market. From National Review, Kevin D. Williamson on the GOP as the party of civil rights (and a response). Save us, Soros: Conservative mega-donors are purging the GOP — why aren’t liberal tycoons doing the same for Democrats? From Agni, Vincent Czyz on plotting against plot. From The Futurist, James H. Lee is hard at work in the jobless future. Ezra Klein on how Angela Merkel, Mario Draghi, John Boehner, and Ben Bernanke are likely to decide our next president. From The Point, Timothy Aubry on sizing up Oprah. Should you still choose nuclear engineering as a career? Despite Fukushima, nuclear engineering still promises a stable career. Bible in one hand, spade in the other: Eilat Mazar is unafraid to claim archaeological finds of biblical proportions. A new John McCain's Institute launches.


The inaugural issue of the Women Philosophers' Journal is out. From Talking Philosophy, what does a philosopher look like? Here is Cynthia Freeland’s essay on Steve Pyke’s collection of photographs, Philosophers. Will Crouch on how to be a high impact philosopher. Alistair MacFarlane reveals paradoxes in the long life of Bertrand Russell. From Full Stop, an interview with Robert Paul Wolff; and an interview with Joshua Knobe, one of the founders of something called Experimental Philosophy, or XPhi (and more). From 3:AM magazine’s series on philosophers, interviews with Patricia Churchland; Katerina Deligiorgi; Kit Fine; Alan Gilbert; Pete Mandik; Eric Olson; Graham Priest; Mark Rowlands; and Kieran Setiya. The Greatest Fool That Ever Lived: James V. Schall reflects on the nature of philosophy, Stoicism, and the Incarnational view of life. Philip K. Dick, Sci-Fi Philosopher: He was one of the most influential science fiction writers of the 20th century, but few people consider him a thinker — that would be a mistake (and part 2 and part 3). A look at what philosophers do, in case you were wondering. Are the Stooges funny? A philosopher says “Soitanly!”

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