College Pirates? U.S. Universities Ranked by BitTorrent Usage

BitTorrent has plenty of legitimate uses but much of the traffic that passes through can be linked to copyright infringement.

This is true on all regular Internet providers but also on university networks. Unlike consumer ISPs, however, educational institutions are required by law to prevent copyright infringement to the best of their ability.

The enduring legacy of Freud – Anna Freud

How Sigmund’s daughter Anna followed in his footsteps

 

Interview with Prof. Anthony D. Smith

Alex Stark, e-IR Website

September 3, 2013

 

Professor Anthony D. Smith is one of the founders and foremost scholars of the interdisciplinary field of nationalism studies. His best-known contributions to the field are the distinction between ?civic? and ?ethnic? types of nations and nationalism, and the idea that all nations have dominant ?ethnic cores?. He is President of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism at the London School of Economics, and the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Nations and Nationalism. He is author of numerous works on nationalism, including The Ethnic Origins of Nations, Chosen Peoples: Sacred Sources of the National Identity, and The Antiquity of Nations. Professor Smith took his first degree in Classics and Philosophy in Oxford, and his master?s degree and doctorate in Sociology at the London School of Economics.

Don?t count Femen out yet: An analysis of the recent controversy

via Femen.org

Ever since I first heard of the movement in 2009, I think I?ve always been enthusiastic aboutFemen because they are so problematic.

RIP, science fiction grand master Frederik Pohl

Rest in peace to my beloved grandfather Frederik Pohl, who showed me by example how to be an author. 1919-2013. http://t.co/GXP2H1pI72Emily Pohl-Weary (@emilypohlweary) September 2, 2013Frederik Pohl, one of our oldest living science fiction masters, died on September 2. I was privileged to know Fred for more than twenty years, and looked up to him as a writer and colleague (I was honored to contribute the story “Chicken Little” to Gateways, an anthology in Fred’s honor, which also included work by Neil Gaiman, Gene Wolfe, Vernor Vinge, Harry Harrison, Joe Haldeman, and many others).

The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics

We?ve recently featured the all-time-greatest-film-selections from such celebrated directors as Stanley KubrickMartin ScorseseWoody Allen, and Quentin Tarantino. Some of these lists came from the grand poll put on last year by Sight & Sound, the British Film Institute?s well-respected cinema journal. While scrutinizing the voting records in the directors? division yields no small pleasure for the cinephile, to focus too closely on that would ignore the big picture. By that, I mean the overall standings in this most painstaking critical effort to determine ?the Greatest Films of All Time?:

 

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