|Greyfriars Kirkyard (Photo: Dan Nexon)|
- Aleppo reportedly running low on food and water.
- Australian media:
- Lest I seem too given to Romney-bashing lately, I suspect he’d make a perfectly competent President; but he’s in desperate need of better foreign-policy peeps.
- Ray Kwong at Asia Security Watch… oh, just go read and watch.
- Steve Walt uses the same gimmick I do to get students to reflect on nationalism and in-group bias. We academics think that we’re so clever, but really we’re just sheeple with too many letters after our names.
- Via Laura McKenna: the Chronicle of Higher Education provides details concerning the Senate report on for-profit colleges. I agree that these schools are basically evil, but we should be careful about overstating the importance of the legal-technical distinction between “for-profit” and “not-for-profit” private schools of higher education. Not-for-profit privates provide financial benefits to their stakeholders, including administrators and academics. Sometimes they behave just as badly, as Paul Campos’ crusade against the “law-school scam” makes clear.
- Recorded my first NBN interview yesterday, with the always interesting and engaging Ken Macleod. We discussed his excellent recent-ish book, The Night Sessions — hence the photo for this morning’s linkage. Macleod’s one of those “ideas people.” And he writes SF… and has a blog. If I can wrap a few more interviews, the channel should launch by the end of August.