Thursday, September 01, 2011


For one reason or another, noteworthy articles, posts, and books (otherwise, sans any common theme or point):

Michael Hiltzik of the Los Angeles Times, once more, on target: An Undeserved Attack on the ‘Undeserving Poor.’

New books by and an interview with UCLA historian James L. Gelvin from Jadaliyya: The Modern Middle East & The Arab Uprisings.

From Waging Nonviolence, Libya’s Revolution: A Model for the Region?

Erica Chenoweth and Maria J. Stephan, Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011.

Richard J. McNally, What Is Mental Illness? Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011.

Although it’s been out a few years, I’ve just gotten ‘round to reading this: Loïs Wacquant, Punishing the Poor: The Neoliberal Government of Social Insecurity. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2009.

My cyberspace friend Kevin Jon Heller (Opinio Juris and University of Melbourne, Melbourne Law School) has just published The Nuremberg Trials and the Origins of International Criminal Law. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.

The Wonder That Is India (with apologies to A.L. Basham): The typewriter lives on in India.



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