Week of November 25, 2013

Roundup Top 10!





#1 Diminishing Returns of the Global Turn
by David A. Bell

Global history has met the law of diminishing returns in its insights.

IMPERIAL & GLOBAL FORUM


#2 Here's Something Congress Could Actually Do
by Julian Zelizer

Loophole-closing tax reform would be productive policy -- but would it be good politics?

CNN


#3 Netanyahu's Petulance: A Self-inflicted Wound?
by Stanley Kutler

The real issue for Netanyahu is his determination to maintain Israel's monopoly as the region's only nuclear power.

HUFFINGTON POST


#4 Iran: Not That Bad a Start
by Conrad Black

Better than Obama’s miscues in Libya and Syria.

NATIONAL REVIEW


#5 Why So Many Parents Hate Common Core
by Diane Ravitch

Officials need to stop pressing for implementation.

CNN


#6 Harry Reid's House Doppelganger
by Stephen Mihm

Claims that his action is unprecedented miss the mark.

BLOOMBERG


#7 Sex Drive Blurs Line Surrounding Assault
by Jonathan Zimmerman

On today’s college campuses, rape is harder to define.

USA TODAY


#8 Anxiety in the House of Saud
by Rajan Menon

For the Saudis, money can't buy everything.

HUFFINGTON POST


#9 A First Season Recap of China's Still-New Leader
by Jeffrey Wasserstrom

A year after the arrival of China's new president on the world stage, it's time to ask if he's achieving his twin goals of being the new Deng Xiaoping and not the new Mikhail Gorbachev.

PACIFIC STANDARD


#10 What Would JFK Have Done About Iran?
by Graham Allison

JFK would have approved of Obama's negotiation.

CNN



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