In honor of the upcoming election: “James K. Polk” by They Might Be Giants.
- Hot off the presses: Megan H. MacKenzie’s Foreign Affairs article that advocates putting women in combat roles.
- Jason Fritz unloads in “the rank hypocrisy of veterans on OPSEC.”
- This looks like an interesting short course for the international-relations theory set.
- Steve Saideman on the “irony” of Fox News as a “true American” foreign import.
- Brigit Meyer discusses one of my favorite subjects: “secularization and disenchantment” (via 3QD)
- Henry Farrell has a great post on the (low) value of “insider knowledge.” There’s an interesting synergy with relationalist criticisms of standard stories. Insider knowledge tends to not merely privilege, but obsesses over, standard-story accounts of politics.
- “Crowdsourcing the Evaluation of Post-Sandy Building Damage Using Aerial Imagery” by Patrick Meier.
- The slow-motion death of pubic education (via LGM).
- Rob Farley (at LGM) discusses the right-wing blogsphere’s “War on Math.”
- Tim Burke reflects on ten years of blogging.
- Five Duck Kudos® to the first person to identify the source of my “cow-with-halberd” costume. Note: Duck Kudos® are non-transferrable, non-redeemable, and have no monetary value.