Some other things that have caught my eye: Two posts on academic boycotts, both via Engage: Jonathan Lowenstein on historical parallels; Raphael Cohen-Almago on the fallacy behind the boycott. The IWCA on UKIP and the working class. Carl Packman on Why David Cameron is right about Syria. Ben Cohen on deepening authoritarianism in Venezuela.
New blogs: Steve H's new music blog: Disaccumulation. Rob Palk's new blog, with posts on War Weariness, Boston Bombing Conspiracies, New Atheists, The Other Side of Orwell and a Defence of Book Snobbery.