About 2 percent of U.S. counties account for more than half of the executions carried out in the country; foreign universities are competing with American ones for the top academic rankings; meanwhile, social networks may help predict your chances of getting shot. These discoveries and more below.
On a regular basis, Truthdig brings you the news items and odds and ends that have found their way to Larry Gross, director of the USC Annenberg School for Communication. A specialist in media and culture, art and communication, visual communication and media portrayals of minorities, Gross helped found the field of gay and lesbian studies.
How to Kill Goyim and Influence People: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel
On another dry, sunny day in Jerusalem during the summer of 2010, writer Max Blumenthal weaved through the crowds of tourists, baby-faced soldiers, and packs of Orthodox settlers milling around on Ben Yehuda Pedestrian Mall, and headed toward Pomeranz, a Jewish book emporium on Be’eri Street, a busy road a few blocks away.