Thursday, August 13, 2009

Blog mini-roundup, etc.

-- JM at Marx and Coca-Cola (link at the sidebar) has a late June post (the last long one up there) linking to, among other things, a Thomas Frank WSJ piece on regulatory capture.

-- Guest blogger Conor Foley is holding forth at Crooked Timber (link at sidebar) on issues related to humanitarian aid and advocacy, starting with a post on Darfur.

-- Rodger Payne at Duck of Minerva announces he will be blogging on climate change at the e-ir site.

-- Hank at Eclectic Meanderings has reviews of books on Baron de Steuben (Drillmaster of Valley Forge) and on the fall of the Roman Empire.


And in view of Sec of State Clinton's recent stop in the Dem. Rep. Congo, I take note of an article by two Swedish researchers in the June 2009 Int'l Studies Quarterly: Maria Eriksson Baaz and Maria Stern, "Why Do Soldiers Rape? Masculinity, Violence, and Sexuality in the Armed Forces in the Congo (DRC)," pp.495-518.