A new issue of Himal Southasian is out. A new issue of The South Asianist is out. From Outlook India, a special issue on the world's 25 smartest Indians. Gayatri Parameswaran on how a traditional practice of courtship draws controversy in modern Bhutan. From spot-fixing to big-hitting showmanship: How India has transformed cricket into a whole new ball game. Has Pakistan's intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) infiltrated US think tanks? Justin T. Pfeifer reviews Modern South Asia: History, Culture, Political Economy by Sugata Bose and Ayesha Jalal. Spoils of victory: Sinhala extremism finds new targets in Sri Lanka. Priyanka Borpujari interviews Noam Chomsky: “What is striking in India is the indifference of the privileged”. If you have casual sex, you are legally married: The Madras High Court ruling has far-reaching consequences for young couples living on a tumultuous sexual landscape. Martin W. Lewis on Bhutan’s paradoxical development. Is India the next global bad boy? Ed Gerwin wonders. David Gilmour reviews An Uncertain Glory: India and Its Contradictions by Jean Dreze and Amartya Sen. Happy and you know it? Debt and discontent are growing in Bhutan. This is the story of the Joint Entrance Examination, the yearly attempt to pick out the ten thousand most intelligent students in a country of 1.2 billion people. Reverse Partition: Jared Dmello on the plausibility of reunification of the Indian subcontinent.
A “preview issue” of the new Brooklyn Quarterly is out. Cass Sunstein (Harvard): Constitutional Personae. From New York, Jonathan Chait on the anarchists of the House: The Republican Congress is testing a new frontier of radicalism — governmental sabotage; and what if everything we’ve come to think of as American is predicated on a freak coincidence of economic history, and what if that coincidence has run its course? Benjamin Wallace-Wells wonders. Bicycles are the new conservative enemy: The rise of bike-sharing programs has created an unlikely new target in the culture wars. Eolas, the grandaddy of patent trolls, has its ass handed to it by a court, finally. Alan Johnston on a gay island community created by Italy's Fascists. Christopher Mims on how 3D printing will explode in 2014, thanks to the expiration of key patents. John Paul Stevens reviews Bending Toward Justice: The Voting Rights Act and the Transformation of American Democracy by Gary May. Mining and corruption in Guinea: Patrick Radden Keefe on how Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz wrested control of one of Africa’s biggest prizes. Erik Loomis on the environmental and human health effects of outsourcing garment production to Bangladesh (and more). Don’t send Summers to the Fed, says Felix Salmon. Republican spending mania has gotten nothing but worse; they've gone from fanaticism to — what comes after fanaticism?
A new issue of Anarchist Developments in Cultural Studies is out. From the latest issue of Anarchist Studies, whose streets? Michael Truscello and Uri Gordon on anarchism, technology and the petromodern state; Ben Brucato (RPI): Toward a Peak Everything: Postanarchism and Technology Evaluation Schema for Communities in Crisis; and John Duda (Johns Hopkins): Cybernetics, Anarchism and Self-organisation. From Linchpin, an article on the nature of militancy. Slavoj Zizek on the limits of spontaneous self-organization and autonomous zones, and the reinvention of the state. Noam Chomsky comments on Zizek, Lacan and the use of theory in general. From The State, non-practicing mystery cultist m1k3y on anarchist futurism and the lie of history (and part 2 and part 3). Cheerleaders for anarchism: Nikil Saval reviews Two Cheers for Anarchism: Six Easy Pieces on Autonomy, Dignity, and Meaningful Work and Play by James C. Scott (and more and more), The Democracy Project: A History, a Crisis, a Movement by David Graeber (and more), and Everyday Revolutions: Horizontalism and Autonomy in Argentina by Marina A. Sitrin. An interview with Paul Cudenec, author of The Anarchist Revelation. The poststructural anarchist: Todd May interviewed by Richard Marshall. An anarchist critique of anarcho-statism; or refuting "anarcho"-capitalism by means of "anarcho"-capitalism.