We are anxiously (and by “anxiously,” I mean “not very anxiously”) awaiting the results of the first-round voting for the OAIS blogging awards. Once our crack guy-with-a-survey-account sends them to me, we will post.
No podcast this week. I am working on transcoding all of them to mp3 format and lining up some interviews. FWIW, I’ve followed up on most of the suggestions I got some months ago, and have some commitments for “eventual” interviews.
What’s on deck for today? Let’s see:
- Alex Montgomery eviscerates part of my post about book reviews.
- Dan Drezner thinks that recent events throw a wrench into the “string of pearls” theory of PRC grand strategy.
- Manila purchases FA-50s from the ROK.
- Apparently former Asian Prime Ministers have joined the “East Asia is like pre-WWI Europe” mode of analysis, with China playing the part of Wilhelmite Germany. I wrote an undergraduate paper in 1993 about this comparison, and it was derivative of existing literature.
- Current events roundup from UN Dispatch, because the dress is now being purchased and I have to leave soon.
- Mark V. Vlasic lauds the Obama Administration’s actions on stolen asset recovery.
- Does this mean we’re all going to have to discuss Eric Schmidt and Joshua Cohen’s geotechnopoliticalTM prognostications? Meh.
- The status of the Elsevier boycott (via Jordan Ellenberg)
- Daniel Little on “the rationale for philosophy of social science.” Why is PTJ out of the country when you need him?
- STEM politics. The conservative backlash against the liberal arts — you know, the arena that preserves the cultural dimension of Burke’s contract among generations — made more sense in the 1980s and 1990s when we were in the midst of the canon wars.
- James P. Baylock discusses steampunk.