Emre Gokalp (Anadolu): Pride and Anger: Orhan Pamuk’s Nobel Prize and Discourses of Nationalism. Martina Warning and Tuncay Kardas (Sakarya): The Impact of Changing Islamic Identity in Turkey’s New Foreign Policy. From The Cairo Review of Global Affairs, Asli Aydintasbas on how Turkey’s return to the Middle East may prove to be one of the most significant changes on the international scene; Hugh Pope on Erdogan's decade; an interview with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu; and an online symposium on Turkish foreign policy. Why Turkey is the biggest winner of 2011 — and will soon be a significant power. An article on Turkey’s reactions to the Arab Spring. Meliha Benli Altunisik on the not-quite-alliance between Saudi Arabia and Turkey. Gregory J. Barber on Turkey’s flawed model of moderate Islamism. Does a shadowy mullah in Pennsylvania really hold the reins of power in Turkey? Tayyip Erdogan is threatening to withdraw state support from the country's theatres after his daughter said she was insulted by an actor during a play. Major archaeological finds in Asia Minor, but researchers say Turkish government is shutting them out.
From M/C Journal, a special issue on Suspicion. From The Common Review, a look at four reasons to read Mario Vargas Llosa. The German ideology: Angela Merkel is not so dumb as to champion a policy which makes no economic sense — but her supporters are. Jan Blommaert and Piia Varis on culture as an accent: Most of what we do in organizing our lives is oriented towards conformity to others. When George Romney ran for the Republican nomination, in 1968, he tried to stand up against the more radical wing of his party — his defeat was swift, tragic, and, for his son, instructive. From UN Dispatch, Penelope Chester on understanding the Montreal protests. The joke’s on you: Joseph Pearce apologizes for being so po-faced but supercilious and arrogant jokes, like racist jokes, should not go unchallenged (and more and more and more). Conservatives used to care about community — what happened? EJ Dionne (and a response by Erik Loomis). Nancy Scola goes inside the Mustached-American Movement. Lessons from the final frontier: The original "Star Trek" has been a teaching tool for a generation.
From NYRB, Steven Weinberg on the crisis of Big Science. From Swans, Michael Barker on the life and controversies of Henry Fairfield Osborn, president of the American Museum of Natural History and president of the AAAS, in his day, "second only to Albert Einstein as the most popular and well-known scientist in America" (and part 2). The uses of the past: Why science writers should care about the history of science — and why scientists should too. From TNR, Philip Kitcher on the trouble with scientism: Why history and the humanities are also a form of knowledge. Ed Yong on every scientists-versus-journalists debate ever, in one diagram. How scientists broke through the paywall and made their articles available to (almost) everyone. An interview with Michael Nielsen, author of Reinventing Discovery: The New Era of Networked Science. Social networking site ResearchGate — where scientists can answer one another’s questions, share papers and find collaborators — is rapidly gaining popularity. The first chapter from Creating the Market University: How Academic Science Became an Economic Engine by Elizabeth Popp Berman. This why we invest in science — this.