Patrick Heller (Brown): Challenges and Opportunities: Civil Society in a Globalizing World. Jeanet Sinding Bentzen, Nicolai Kaarsen, and Asger Moll Wingender (Copenhagen): The Timing of Industrialization Across Countries. Partha Dasgupta (Cambridge): The Nature of Economic Development and the Economic Development of Nature. Collin Constantine and Ingrid Harvold Kvangraven (New School): How Nations Succeed: A Review of the Reversal of Fortune Thesis. Jamie Bologna (WVU): Corruption: The Good, the Bad, and the Uncertain. Michael J. Mazarr (NWC): The Rise and Fall of the Failed-State Paradigm: Requiem for a Decade of Distraction. Danny Auron (Fordham): The Derecognition Approach: Government Illegality, Recognition, and Non-Violent Regime Change. Patricia M. Muhammad (CBSC): The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: A Legacy Establishing a Case for International Reparations. Mark Busser (McMaster): Global Ethics and the Power Relations of Responsibility. Jordan J. Paust (Houston): The U.S. and the ICC: No More Excuses. Mark J. Osiel on the demise of international criminal law. Adis Duderija on patriarchy as a major impediment to world peace today. The 10,000-year-old economy: Geography and history stack the deck against poor countries. Plucking the geese: Traditional ways of raising tax do not work well in a globalised world. Bill Gates on the “wager of the decade” and its unfortunate legacy. From Rolling Stone, Jeff Goodall interviews Bill Gates on how to save the planet. You can download The Idea of Human Rights by Charles R. Beitz (2009), and download Global Good Samaritans: Human Rights as Foreign Policy by Alison Brysk (2009).
Simon Chesterman (NUS): Crimean War 2.0: Ukraine and International Law. Ivan Katchanovski (Ottawa): The Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists, the Ukrainian Insurgent Army, and the Nazi Genocide in Ukraine. Miles Maftean reviews Divided States: Strategic Divisions in EU-Russia Relations, ed. Scott Nicholas Romaniuk and Marguerite Marlin. Why is Ukraine’s economy such a mess? Rosie Gray on how the truth is made at Russia Today: “It was my first job and I feel embarrassed and ashamed” — an inside look at what it’s like to work at the Kremlin-funded media outlet. From the Los Angeles Review of Books, a forum on Academic Activism: Israelis, Palestinians, and the ethics of boycott. Alyssa Rosenberg on how ignoring ideology makes “House of Cards” boring. Rachel Tabachnick on Ted Cruz and ALEC: Seceding from the union one law at a time. The X Factor: Jill Lepore on history and Hillary Clinton. Dave Weigel on the overrating of Rand Paul 2016. Jonathan Ree writes in defence of Heidegger: You do not have to admire a philosopher personally to admire his work. Some white people tried to rally for their race. How did Irish-Americans get so disgusting? Andrew O’Hehir on stupid tattoos and New Age music on one hand, snarling TV right-wingers on the other — it didn't have to be this way. Kevin Kelly on why you should embrace surveillance, not fight it. It would take skill, concentration — but also relaxation — not to mention terrific coordination, to navel gaze while masturbating while riding a unicorn: Benjamin Kunkel is having a moment.
Jessica Davis (Columbia): The Ideal School: Justifications and Parameters for the Creation of Philosophy-Based High Schools (2012). Kate Rousmaniere on the principal, the most misunderstood person in all of education (and more). Class Action: An Activist Teacher's Handbook is a project of Jacobin magazine and the Chicago Teachers Union's CORE Caucus. Ryan Fuller on how teaching isn’t rocket science — it’s harder. Joshua Davis on how a radical new teaching method could unleash a generation of geniuses. Natasha Vargas-Cooper on why we should stop teaching novels to high school students. Coding kids: The latest language-learning trend has nothing to do with words. A debate on math and science for more than just geeks. Finding classroom rigor in a global curriculum: Should U.S. schools offer International Baccalaureate programs, either exclusively or in addition to traditional high school diplomas? Felix Salmon on how Tumblr and GitHub could be the future of education. Khan Academy’s free SAT classes show how online education could be awesome. A new SAT aims to realign with schoolwork: The College Board said it would eliminate obligatory essays and cut obscure vocabulary words in an effort to make its college admission exams focus on important academic skills. Todd Balf on the story behind the SAT overhaul. The president of Bard College says recent changes to the SAT are motivated by the competition that College Board has experienced with its arch rival, the ACT, rather than any serious soul searching. Anthony P. Carnevale on five myths about the SAT. Big score: Elizabeth Kolbert on when mom takes the SATs. The Opt-Outers: What happens if enough New York parents say they don’t want their kids to take tests?