Lose the Foreskin!

by Hanna Rosin The responses to the Center for Disease Control's proposal this week to require all American boys to be circumcized are predictably hysterical. Hundreds of commenters wrote into the New York Times today to complain about "child abuse" and "genital mutilation" and one "religious sect's agenda of control" (i.e. Jews). Subsequent news stories … Continue reading Lose the Foreskin!

Bertram on Cuba

by Reihan Chris Bertram writes, And, of course, Castro ran a dictatorship that has, since 1959, committed its fair share of crimes, repressions, denials of democratic rights etc. Still, I’m reminded of A.J.P. Taylor writing somewhere or other (reference please, dear readers?) that what the capitalists and their lackeys really really hated about Soviet Russia … Continue reading Bertram on Cuba

Blogging Kenya

[Patrick Appel] Ethan Zuckerman explains the relationship between the Kenyan middle class and the Kenyan bloggers covering the disputed elections: There’s a strong overlap between the emerging middle class in the developing world and the world of citizen media. Bloggers in Africa are highly educated, and generally are wealthier than the average African. (It’s not … Continue reading Blogging Kenya