Thinking Blog Awards
1. Duck of Minerva: International Relations profs run this joint, with an accent on US foreign relations. Includes sharp commentary on current events.
2. Sci Guy: Eric Berger is the science reporter for the Houston Chronicle but somehow finds the time for at least one wonderfully interesting blogpost a day. Engages the commenters, too!
3. Syria Comment: Josh Landis, US area expert on Syria. A must-read to cut through the fog of disinformation and threatening rhetoric
4. Postman Patel hasn't revealed his identity, (I think he's an engineer) but who else can update you on the progress of construction of the US embassy in Iraq (600 luxury apartments, swimming pool, tennis courts, the works...) while providing a scathing portrait of Labour politics.
5. 12 Byzantine Rulers. A blog of sorts, if you count podcasts. A through, utterly amazing introduction to the Second Rome (Byzantium) by Lars Brownworth.
1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think;
2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme;
Optional: Proudly display the 'Thinking Blogger Award' with a link to the post that you wrote.