The unconventional nature of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has left a legal vacuum in the area of prisoner detentions, one that needs filling, says Samuel Issacharoff, professor of constitutional law at NYU.
Ben Lewis at Prospect Magazine says postmodernism will be remembered as the graveyard of the admirable modernist project for its formulas, narcissism, sentiment and cynicism.
"Intuition can help us make good decisions without expending the time and effort needed to calculate the optimal decision, but shortcuts sometimes lead to dead ends," says The Chronicle of Higher Education.
The L.A. Times comes out swinging against baseball's "halfhearted embrace of technology". The Galarraga case sparks new calls for technology to double-check humans.
One of the world's foremost art collectors, Charles Saatchi famously refuses to be interviewed, but here he answers some questions put to him via email by The Daily Beast.
Movie violence against women has long been a staple of mainstream film-making but is becoming ever more forensically detailed, claims a troubled Natasha Walter.
Michael J. Formica says taking personal responsibility is essential in overcoming addiction but systems like AA allow its abdication.
Corruption slang can sound cute in foreign tongues. Euphemisms may belittle cross-border bribes but they are still illegal, warn James G. Tillen and Sonia M. Delmans.
Cleopatra is the selling point but the resurrection of a long-lost world is the strength of a powerful new exhibition at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.
As India wrestles with the politically-sensitive question of including caste in its 2011 census, P. Sainath looks at a once strong anti-caste reform movement.
What should happen to the former Stasi HQ? How much of a glimpse into history, and whose interpretation of it, should it offer?
The New Yorker looks at how American intellectuals are reacting to Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Tariq Ramadan, two authors born into Islam who now support the liberal-democratic project.
Labs in England are developing machines that can essentially replicate themselves by building their own spare parts as an insurance against future mishaps, reports the New Scientist.
In the wake of the British Petroleum spill in the Gulf, who dares to defend conservative free-market principles decrying regulation? Nobody can afford to, writes The Wall Street Journal.
"An increasing number of Jewish activists in Europe and the U.S. are expressing their displeasure—and even anger—over the way in which Israel has evolved in recent years," says Al Jazeera.