Week of October 28, 2013Roundup Top 10!
Historians have been applying the network -- the controlling metaphor of the digital age -- to everything, even the distant past. Maybe that's not such a great idea.
THE NEW REPUBLIC
#2 My Lai, Sexual Assault and the Black Blouse Girl
Forty-five years later, one of America’s most iconic photos hides truth in plain sight.
BAG NOTE NEWS
#3 How Adults Stole Halloween from American Children
The sexy-costume trend reveals how far we have strayed from the truly naughty roots of Halloween.
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
#4 A Kind Word for Ted Cruz: America Was Built on Extremism
How unpopular opinions move history forward.
THE NEW REPUBLIC
#5 Mexico's Theology of Oil
Nationalization of oil in Mexico is an existential question.
NEW YORK TIMES
#6 Greek Democracy and Its Discontents
Crackdown or breakdown on the streets of Athens?
#7 Dignity’s Due
Why are philosophers invoking the notion of human dignity to revitalize theories of political ethics?
How Con Artists Spammed in a Time Before Email
Think the Nigerian prince email scam is new? Think again.
#9 You Don’t Need a Weatherman
Jon Wiener on Bill Ayers' new autobiography, "Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident."
LOS ANGELES REVIEW OF BOOKS
#10 Chinese Communism and the 70-Year Itch
Authoritarian regimes tend not to last past the seventy-year mark.
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