Bayan Farhan (Calgary): The Impact of Globalization on Higher Education. From The Chronicle, Nicholas B. Dirks on scholars, spies, and global studies: It took a world war to propel Americans to make a serious commitment to global study. Chrissie Long on the battle over Mexican-American studies. Andy Kessler on our 19th-century curriculum: It’s time for more databases, fewer quadratic equations. Andrew Seeley and Elisabeth Ryan Sullivan on a case for classical education. Robert Swan reviews The Greek Search for Wisdom by Michael K. Kellogg. From Academic Questions, John Rosenberg and Roger Clegg are against “diversity”. From Dappled Things, Mark C. Henrie on the telos of a university. Were medieval universities Catholic? John W. O’Malley on lessons for higher education today. Robert Maranto and Matthew Woessner call for conservatives to engage more with higher ed. A review of Becoming Right: How Campuses Shape Young Conservatives by Amy Binder and Kate Wood. Mark Oromaner reviews The University and the People: Envisioning American Higher Education in an Era of Populist Protest by Scott M. Gelber. Synonym and antonym: Freedom and Liberty universities are not the same, finds Felipe Fernandez-Armesto.
Zachary D. Kaufman (GWU): Social Entrepreneurship in the Age of Atrocities. From Les ateliers de l’ethique, Genevieve Fuji Johnson (Simon Fraser): And, I Mean Every Word of It: Comments on Francis Dupuis-Deri’s “Global Protesters Versus Global Elite: Are Direct Action and Deliberative Politics Compatible?” (and more by Matt James). The introduction to Rethinking the Other in Antiquity by Erich S. Gruen. S. Sempa reviews Political Woman: The Big Little Life of Jeane Kirkpatrick by Peter Collier. A review of Let the People In: The Life and Times of Ann Richards by Jan Reid. William H. Chafe, author of Bill and Hillary: The Politics of the Personal and Joseph Crespino, author of Strom Thurmond’s America, discuss the art of political biography. From Human Life Review, Madeline Wenner on what one person can do for life; and Ellen Wilson Fielding on what makes us judge our own lives unworthy of life. Forget what you've heard: Abortion does not hurt the Democrats. J.L.S Sing reviews One Nation under Surveillance: A New Social Contract to Defend Freedom without Sacrificing Liberty by Simon Chesterman.
Jamie O'Connell (UC-Berkeley): Common Interests, Closer Allies: How Democracy in Arab States Can Benefit the West. Dalibor Rohac (Legatum): Religion as a Commitment Device: The Economics of Political Islam. Rachel Wiseman on how Cinnabon explains the (Arab) world. Samuel Helfont reviews On Saudi Arabia: Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines — and Future by Karen Elliott House. From TLS, a review essay on the Arab Spring. From Logos, Kevin Anderson on Year Two of the Arab Revolutions; and Lawrence Davidson on Egypt in transition. ''Deep mistrust towards the West'': Anti-Western protests often arise suddenly in Arab countries, says historian and Arab world specialist Henner Furtig; however, he doubts the current outbreak was coordinated by al Qaeda. If the classic film Casablanca were made today, it would be set in Dubai. Arab spring break: Last year, Chris Jeon, a 21-year-old UCLA math major, left his $9,000-a-month internship at a financial firm in San Francisco in search of "real" experience — he wound up fighting with the rebels in Libya, where things got real fast. Erica Wagner interviews Marina Warner and Hanan al-Shaykh: What can The One Thousand and One Nights teach the modern world?
Margaret Fordham (NUS): Stop! I Want to Get Out! The Joint Illegal Enterprise Which Ceased to Be. From Foreword Reviews, Cheryl Hibbard reviews Pets at the White House: 50 Years of Presidents and Their Pets by Jennifer Boswell; and Andi Diehn reviews Christmas at the White House: Reflections from America's First Ladies by Jennifer B. Pickens. What were the causes of the divergent dynamics between the Western and Eastern ends of Eurasia? Peter Turchin on why Europe is not China. Nora Connor reviews The Myth of the Muslim Tide: Do Immigrants Threaten the West? by Doug Saunders. Map designer Aris Venetikidis is fascinated by the maps we draw in our minds as we move around a city; how can we learn from these mental maps to make better real ones? A review of Freedom Manifesto: Why Free Markets Are Moral and Big Government Isn't by Steve Forbes and Elizabeth Ames. War Culture, Sudan Satire: Mark Bryant studies the torrent of satirical cartoons, both French and British, which emerged during the Scramble for Africa between 1881 and 1914. Robert J. Mayhew reviews 1912: The Year the World Discovered Antarctica by Chris Turney.
From The American Conservative, Daniel McCarthy on how conservatism lost its mind; Robert Dean Lurie on the conservative Kerouac: Beat novelist, Catholic, Republican — do you know Jack?; and modernism and conservatism: Does the culture of “The Waste Land” lead to freedom or something more? Back to the Stone Age: Thomas Fleming on a primer for palaeoconservatives (and part 2). Dennis Phillips on modern American conservatism: Content and contradictions. An empty moral language: Roger S. Foster on Paul Ryan and the contradictions of conservatism. Geoffrey Kabaservice reviews If Not Us, Who? William Rusher, National Review, and the Conservative Movement by David B. Frisk. The Great Conservative “No!”: Tom Carson on how William F. Buckley’s heirs are starving on a red-meat diet. Pete Spiliakos on the roots of conservative class war. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck: Tim Wise on racism, bigotry and the death of respectable conservatism. Jack Hitt on a conservative history of the United States. Why aren’t conservatives funny? Joshua Green reviews A Conservative Walks Into a Bar: The Politics of Political Humor by Alison Dagnes.