Rhonda Callaway (Sam Houston State) and Julie Harrelson-Stephens (Stephen F. Austin State): You Say You Want a Revolution: The Arab Spring and the Role of the Human Rights Regime. Nnamdi O. Madichie (Sharjah): Is the Middle East the Land of the Future? It Is Not a Given! Binneh S. Minteh (Rutgers) and Elcin Haskollar (NJCU): A Comparative Analysis of Mass Mobilizations in Libya and Syria: Why a UN Backed Intervention in Libya and Not Syria? Michael Ignatieff on Bosnia and Syria: Intervention then and now. What's Left? Guy J. Burton on accounting for the Left in the Arab world. Are constitutional ideals alien to the region? Thanassis Cambanis on the secret history of democratic thought in the Middle East. Dani Rodrik on how the problem is authoritarianism, not Islam. The Innocence of the Media? Karen Grass on media and political violence. From nthposition, the Iraqi dream, investor's nightmare: A contractor despairs. Despite post-traumatic stress and opposition from two presidential administrations, former USAID employee Kirk W. Johnson has helped resettle hundreds of Iraqis whose work for coalition forces brought threats on their lives. An excerpt from Oil for Food: The Global Food Crisis in the Middle East by Eckart Woertz. Sheri Berman on Marx’s lesson for the Muslim Brothers. Evolve or expire: Tarek Osman on the coming clash within the Muslim Brotherhood. Egypt’s tourism industry grinds to a halt. Victor Davis Hanson on the Middle East: All bad choices. Megan Gambino on how thy the next Silicon Valley will be in the Middle East.
Paul L. Posner, Timothy Conlan, and Priscilla M. Regan (George Mason): The Politics of Accountability: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ARRA. From the latest issue of Situations: Project of the Radical Imagination, Henry A Giroux (McMaster Center): The Occupy Movement Meets the Suicidal State: Neoliberalism and the Punishing of Dissent; and Carlos Frade (Salford): An Altogether New Prince Five Hundred Years Later: Bringing Machiavelli to Bear on Our Present. The Day the Earth Ran Out: Carter Roberts on the causes and consequences of Earth Overshoot Day. John Edwards on challenges of the social life of language. Controlling sound: Melissa Kagen on musical torture from the Shoah to Guantanamo. Jeffrey Lord on the Cumulus war on conservatives: From Buckley to Sean Hannity, attacks that cannot help but backfire. Christian Stork on why Obama can’t withhold military aid from Egypt. The SEC is now demanding that companies admit wrongdoing — that’s a big deal. From Out, Maral Noshad Sharifi on the men who want AIDS and how it improved their lives. Snowden Wars Episode V: The Surveillance State Strikes Back. Andrew Ross Sorkin is such a Wall Street bootlicker sometimes. Troll-hunting mom Kaitlin Jackson falls prey to 4chan trolls. DHS gets new cybersecurity chief. Which economist do you agree with most? Take this quiz to find out.
At Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos has upended industries, now he promises change at The Washington Post — if his history is a guide, he will have all the laughs. J. Max Robins on why Bezos should buy the L.A. Times. Todd Gitlin on how The Washington Post doesn't need a new-media mogul — it needs an old-fashioned one. It’s becoming increasingly clear that the best “new” trends in journalism — from media ownership and aggregation to commenting policies — represent journalism coming full circle to its eighteenth- and nineteenth-century roots. Henry Blodget on how journalism has entered a golden age. David Warsh on the Golden Age of Newspapers: A short history. Choire Sicha on Six Lesser-Known "Golden Ages" of Media, 1991–2005. From TNR, the Sulzbergers say they’re not selling, but if they were, who should buy the paper? (and more on the future of the Times) Felix Salmon on content economics, part 3: Costs. Jack Shafer on how news never made money, and is unlikely to. Sorry, Craig: Study finds Craigslist took $5 billion from newspapers. Matthew Yglesias on Al-Jazeera America and the problem with nonprofit news. One thing Al Jazeera could do to gain credibility: hire an ombudsman. Is Glenn Greenwald's journalism now viewed as a “terrorist” occupation? Alan Rusbridger on David Miranda, schedule 7 and the danger that all reporters now face. You leak, you lose: Nina Burleigh on going to prison for acts of journalism.