David A. Reidy (Tennessee): Social Justice, the University, and the Temptation to Mission Creep. From Class, Race, and Corporate Power, Thomas Breslin (FIU): Race, Class and the Promise of the Public University; and Ronald W. Cox (FIU): The Corporatization of Higher Education. Noam Chomsky on the death of American universities: As universities move towards a corporate business model, precarity is being imposed by force. Danny Vinik on how Obama is cracking down on for-profit colleges — and liberals should applaud him for it. Community of equals: Richard Kahlenberg on how few elites give much thought to community colleges, but they educate 44 percent of our undergraduates — and they need help. The Wal-Mart-ization of higher education: Keith Hoeller on how young professors are getting screwed. Professors in homeless shelters: Becky Tuch on why it is time to talk seriously about adjuncts. Corey Robin on the responsibility of adjunct intellectuals: Academics write for the public more than ever before but are hampered by precariousness of their profession. Not your dad's academy: Nick Kristof is wrong — professors are more relevant, accessible, and tech-savvy than ever before. Danielle Allen on how professors are working to understand and solve policy problems. Why is academic writing so academic? Joshua Rothman investigates. Ezra Klein on the real reason nobody reads academics. Goodbye to all that: Josh Marshall on why he left the academic life. Does the academy matter? Do policymakers listen? Should you get a Ph.D.? And where are all the women? Nick Anderson reviews Degrees of Inequality: How the Politics of Higher Education Sabotaged the American Dream by Suzanne Mettler.
Han Liu (Tsinghua): Empire's Law: A Genealogy of Territorial Sovereignty and Secession Before National Self-Determination. Robert W. McGee (Fayetteville State): Should We Impose Sanctions on Russia Because of the Crimea? Sarah Jane Hughes (Indiana) and Stephen T. Middlebrook (ABA): Regulating Cryptocurrencies in the United States: Current Issues and Future Directions. From nonsite.org, a special issue on photography and philosophy, six essays intended as three exchanges around three topics — the autonomy of the photographic image, automatism, and time and meaning. Art of the 1 percent: Rhonda Lieberman walks us through the trophy rooms of leisure-class art hoarders. Julian Baggini on templates for gaining wisdom: Can the “smart thinking” genre deliver on its promises of personal improvement? What we shouldn’t do is demonize writers, editors, and publishers for making compromises in the service of ideals other than a perfectly regulated labor market; the truth is, people make compromises for what they love — as do institutions — and to expect anything else is a fantasy of orthodoxy. Was Yanukovych's removal constitutional? Maria Popova investigates. Talking cures for phobias or addictions take ages to detrain your brain — what if a memory-boosting drug let you do it in a day? Carlotta Gall on what Pakistan knew about Bin Laden: Pakistan has made a show of cooperation with the American fight against terrorism while covertly abetting extremists. Liberals used to decry Realpolitik and demand that the US abide by its principles; now it's called "Organized Hypocrisy" and many of them celebrate it for its pragmatism — we are all realists now.
Will Kymlicka (Queen’s) and Eva Pfostl (SPIOV): Introduction to Multiculturalism and Minority Rights in the Arab World. Melani Cammett (Brown): Development and Underdevelopment in the Middle East and North Africa. Robert E. McNulty (Bentley), Tarek Hatem (AUC), Noomen Lahimer (Carthage), and Tarek Tantoush (AGS): Interpreting the North African Arab Spring Based on a Four-Stage Model of Economic Injustice and Peace. Koen Bogaert (Ghent): Contextualizing the Arab Revolts: The Politics Behind Three Decades of Neoliberalism in the Arab World. Colin J. Beck (Pomona): Reflections on the Revolutionary Wave in 2011. Fatimah Tijani (Cyprus International): The Arab World and Politics of Democracy. Peter J. Burgess (PRIO) and Costas M. Constantinou (Cyprus): New Middle East, New Insecurities and the Limits of Liberation Geography. Timothy Hazen (Loyola): The Arab Spring: Explaining Arab Military Behavior Through State Security Apparatuses. Edward Webb reviews The Rise and Fall of Arab Presidents for Life by Roger Owen. Patrick Cockburn on how the Middle East is entering a long period of ferment in which counter-revolution may prove as difficult to consolidate as revolution. Oussama Romdhani on a call for Arab reconciliation: Toxic divides will deny North Africa’s post-revolutionary states of political, social, and economic progress until national reconciliation unburdens the people of their victimhood and vindictiveness. Alfio Cerami on social protection and the politics of anger in the Middle East and North Africa. Sam R. Kimball on rapping the Arab Spring. Cartoon Analysis: Wei Seng Woon on a critical geopolitical eye on the geopolitical imaginaries of the Middle East.