Why Obama and His GOP Rivals Should Be Talking about Foreign Policy even though ‘Americans Don’t Care’ about It

The world is not now – and has never been – a static entity. Things change, and countries must learn to adapt to these changes. So whether or not the media is convinced that we all find international affairs “boring,” we have no choice but to learn.

Review: The Red Market by Scott Carney

Carney powerfully argues that the “red market” traffics in the commodification of bodies, their parts, and their fluids in a world that has increasingly relied on black market commodities to create and maintain flows of capital to the already-wealthy at the direct expense of some of the poorest and most disadvantaged people across the globe.

Review: Slavoj Žižek, Living in the End Times (updated paperback edition)

Though he does refer to very recent pop culture and political examples, the problems that Žižek addresses are sadly likely to prove durable: environmental crisis, growing economic inequality, problems surrounding intellectual property, and advances in science that challenge our sense of what it means to be human.