Gary S. Becker (Chicago) and Diane Coyle (Manchester): The Challenge of Immigration: A Radical Solution. A cheap excuse for opposing open borders: Gary Becker’s argument that immigrants should pay 30,000 to enter Britain puts the free market ahead of free movement. From Times Higher Education, are world leaders born or made? Harry Hoare discusses the role of philosophy in honing the hearts and minds of those who walk the corridors of power; and serve the servants, or leadership by degrees: Finbarr Livesey describes the courses preparing the leaders of the future with theory, practical insights and healthy doses of humility. From The Guardian, why don't we love our intellectuals? While France celebrates its intelligentsia, you have to go back to Orwell and Huxley to find British intellectuals at the heart of national public debate; ten celebrated thinkers offer their thoughts on Britain's relationship with its intelligentsia; and here is John Naughton's suggested list of public figures leading our cultural discourse, broken down by profession. Can Clegg be forgiven? Ross McKibbin wants to know. A review of Sport and the Military: The British Armed Forces 1880-1960 by Tony Mason and Eliza Riedi. Contested territory: Pageantry and protest jostle for position on the streets of our multi-layered and ever-changing cities, whose random spaces shape people's identities. Support for the monarchy is not this sceptred isle's only narrative; from Thomas Paine to bolshie bunting-subverters, arguments for a Republic weave in and out of our national story. A review of Pleasure Bound: Victorian Sex Rebels and the New Eroticism by Deborah Lutz. Martin Filler on Great Britain as the land of hopeless glory. From privacy to anti-terrorism laws, the new Supreme Court is changing British life — who are its justices, and what are their views? Anybody There: Why the UK’s phone-hacking scandal met media silence.


A new issue of Irish Anarchist Review is out. J. Paul Goode (Oklahoma): Classroom Democracy: De-Mystifying the Civic Nation in The Wire. Charlotte H. Taylor (Columbia): Hate Speech and Government Speech. From Studies in Literature and Language, an article on Edward Said’s Orientalism and the Study of the Self and the Other in Orwell’s Burmese Days. Hot Dystopic: Jeffrey Wasserstrom on Orwell and Huxley at the Shanghai World’s Fair. From Hilobrow, a special series on bookfuturism. Mixed Blessing: The Ryan budget and the raging battle within the U.S. Catholic Church. What does IQ really measure? A billion prices now: James Surowiecki on how to speed up our economic data. If ye be worthy: Julian Chambliss on Thor and identity and Idris Elba. Some want the Deaf to be considered a distinct ethnicity, but will hearing Americans ever stop thinking of deafness as a disability? A review of Plagues in World History by John Aberth. Fed Up: The Federal Reserve is shrouded in obscurity — that’s partly its fault, but it’s partly progressives’ fault, too. Adam Curtis on how the "ecosystem" myth has been used for sinister means. The politics of the null hypothesis: Nothing about the field of IQ studies is free of political influence. Your commute is killing you: Long commutes cause obesity, neck pain, loneliness, divorce, stress, and insomnia. Let's make a deal: Davide Castelvecchi revisits the Monty Hall problem. Grover Norquist, the Enforcer: For decades, the Americans for Tax Reform founder has locked in lawmakers to oppose new taxes — the deficit debate is his greatest triumph and biggest test. There’s a reason why contestants thrown into a house together to live, sleep, eat, and breathe with each others’ constant company might end up falling in love more often than chance would suggest.


A new issue of Air & Space Power Journal is out. From the US Army War College's Parameters, a special issue on its 40th Anniversary. From Miller-McCune, Jeff Shear on the evolution of the American military. 100 Years of Naval Aviation: A century ago, a skilled and fearless stunt pilot landed a wire-and-wood aircraft on a ship's deck — and introduced the era of naval aviation. A review of Enduring Battle: American Soldiers in Three Wars, 1776-1945 by Christopher H. Hamner. A review of Seal Team Six: Memoirs of an Elite Navy Seal Sniper by Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin and The Heart and the Fist: The Education of a Humanitarian, the Making of a Navy Seal by Eric Greitens (and more on Navy Seals). An interview with 16th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, Carlton W. Kent, on his 35-year career and four-year tenure as the Corps’ top enlisted Marine. Civilian control, not citizen soldiers: Military personnel have dirty, dangerous jobs, but they aren’t demigods in uniform. Lawrence Korb on the myth of Robert Gates. From Room for Debate, a look at how to cut the military. From RAND Review, a special report on Gays in the Military: Eventually, new facts conquer old taboos. The military's secret shame: When men in the military rape other men in the ranks, no one wants to talk about it — why the sexual assault of males in the service is finally being confronted. Despite decades of official attention, women in the military face pervasive sexism and surprisingly frequent sexual assault from within the ranks. From Small Wars Journal, Michael C. Sevcik on moral intuition and the professional military ethic. The War Lovers: Peter Van Buren on why it feels so good to be embedded with the US military. Canon Fodder: Rolf Potts on the U.S. military’s reading lists. Could dust be the cause of war vets’ ailments? From Outside the Wire, the cure for PTSD is ecstasy?

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