The OUPblog Tenth Anniversary Book: Ten Years of Academic Insights for the Thinking World celebrates the incisive works that made the OUPblog what it is today: an unrivaled source for sophisticated learning, understanding, and reflection. Hand-picked by Oxford University Press editors, these selections feature James M. McPherson on Lincoln's greatest moment, Arne L. Kalleberg's on police brutality in Ferguson, Missouri, and Anatoly Liberman's exploration into the origins of the word "bigot,¨among many others. From the fall of Rome and the science of happiness, to race relations and international law, the OUPblog has adapted the insights of authors, staff, and friends of Oxford University Press for an entire decade, earning its place as a 2013 Webby Award Honoree. Since 2005, more than 8,000 articles have been published, featuring daily commentary on a wide range of topics spanning politics, science, philosophy, music, and everything in between. Today, the OUPblog continues to represent the Oxford University Press's commitment to excellence in research, scholarship, and education, disseminating insights from the world's greatest thinkers.
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Table of ContentsIntroduction By Alice Northover "The Fall of Rome - an author dialogue¨with Bryan Ward-Perkins and Peter Heather "Lincoln's Finest Hour¨By James M. McPherson Ä mystery-y-ish-y word trend: the -y suffix has gone bananas¨By Mark Peters "John Lennon and Jesus, 4 March 1966¨By Gordon R. Thompson "The Teal before the Pink: Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month¨By Gayle Sulik "Nobody wants to be called a bigot¨By Anatoly Liberman Öur Antonia¨By Edward A. Zelinsky "Mars, grubby hands, and international law¨By Gérardine Goh Escolar "The dire offences of Alexander Pope¨By Pat Rogers Ä flag of one's own? Aimé Césaire between poetry and politics¨By Gregson Davis "The G20: policies, politics, and power¨By Mike Berry "Q&A with Claire Payton on Haiti, spirituality, and oral history¨By Caitlin Tyler-Richards "Lucy in the scientific method¨By Tim Kasser "Neanderthals may have helped East Asians adapting to sunlight¨By Qiliang Ding and Ya Hu "Thinking more about our teeth¨By Peter S. Ungar "'You can't wear that here'¨By Andrew Hambler and Ian Leigh "Does the 'serving-first advantage' actually exist?¨By Franc Klaassen and Jan R. Magnus "Transparency at the Fed¨By Richard S. Grossman "Publishing tips from a journal editor: selecting the right journal¨By R. Michael Alvarez Ünited Airlines and Rhapsody in Blue¨By Ryan Raul Bañagale "Why study paradoxes?¨By Roy T Cook "Scots wha play: an English Shakespikedian Scottish independence referendum mashup¨By Robert Crawford "The Oxford DNB at 10: new research opportunities in the humanities¨By David Hill Radcliffe "Facebook, the gender binary, and third-person pronouns¨By Lal Zimman Ïn defence of horror¨By Darryl Jones "Race relations in America and the case of Ferguson¨By Arne L. Kalleberg "The origin of work-hour regulations for house officers¨By Kenneth M. Ludmerer Ëleanor Roosevelt's last days¨By Philip A. Mackowiak "Jawaharlal Nehru, moral intellectual¨By Mushirul Hasan "Vampires and life decisions¨By L.A. Paul "Rip it up and start again¨By Matthew Flinders Öppress Muslims in the West. Extremists are counting on it.¨By Justin Gest "Does Philosophy Matter?¨By Walter Sinnott-Armstrong