In the spirit of last night’s post, two blogs worth reading: Empirical Legal Studies and The Cultural Cognition Project at Yale. Here’s Carolyn Shapiro at the former talking about two posts by Dan Kahan at the latter.
- Every once in a while I attempt to goad PTJ by sending him links to pieces that are sure to raise his hackles. I tried that with Gary King’s “all your case studies are belong to us” paper (PDF). Now I’m trying it with Phil Schrodt’s response to Walt and Mearsheimer at his new blog, A Second Mouse.
- Joshua Goodman on the rise of the Israeli right.
- Also at The Smoked-Filled Room, Chris Clary discusses Indo-Pakistani border clashes through the prism of the spiral model.
- Yes, Americans, Iraq still exists. And political violence there continues.
- And in case you’ve forgotten about Syria.
- Mohammed Ayoob: “the new cold war in the Middle East.”
- I disagree with Mark’s claim that promoting cities is “authoritarian” — if it is, then the myriad ways that we’ve promoted suburban growth for decades are equally authoritarian — but his comments about grand strategy are extremely interesting.
- Vietnam cracks down on bloggers.
- A ten-year retrospective on SARS in China.
- What to do with our glut of PhDs? Storm the bloated towers of university administration!
- At some point I should (in the sense of “I would like to” not in the sense of “it would be a good idea to subject our readers to it”) a post about cultural conservatism, lefty college humanities, STEM promotion as a zero-sum tradeoff with the humanities, and how this stew undermines the Burkean project. But as that’s not in the offing, how about this?
- Petition to remove Carmen Ortiz over Aaron Swartz crosses 25K signatures.
- A review of The Googlization of Everything at The Global Sociology Blog.
- Predictable reaction to all-female X-Men comic.
- The perils of focusing too much on gene sequencing in cancer research.