JSTOR Daily Friday Reads

Russia, China, and Patty Hearst

News books from Han Han, Jeffrey Tobin, Lara Vapnyar, and more with related links to JSTOR.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots against Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) during the first half of Game 2 of basketball's NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, June 5, 2016. (Ezra Shaw, Getty Images via AP, Pool)

Curry v. James: Superstar Culture in the NBA

A casual viewer of the NBA finals might be led to believe the event is really a showdown between Stephen Curry and LeBron James.
The many faces of James Bond. From the top left: Sean Connery, George Lazenby, David Niven, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig.

Sean Connery - By Mieremet, Rob / Anefo [CC BY-SA 3.0 nl], via <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/nl/deed.en" target="_blank">Wikimedia Commons</a>

George Lazenby - via jamesbond.wikia.com/wiki/James_Bond_(George_Lazenby)

David Niven - "David Niven 4 Allan Warren" by Allan warren - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:David_Niven_4_Allan_Warren.jpg#/media/File:David_Niven_4_Allan_Warren.jpg" target="_blank">Commons</a>

Roger Moore - By Allan warren (Own work) [<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0" target="_blank">CC</a> BY-SA 3.0 or <a href="http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html" target="_blank">GFDL</a>], via Wikimedia Commons

Timothy Dalton - By Molendijk, Bart / Anefo [<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/nl/deed.en" target="_blank">CC</a> BY-SA 3.0 nl], via Wikimedia Commons

Pierce Brosnan - Georges Biard [<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0" target="_blank">CC</a> BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Daniel Craig - Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Daniel_Craig_-_Film_Premiere_%22Spectre%22_007_-_on_the_Red_Carpet_in_Berlin_(22387409720)_(cropped).jpg#/media/File:Daniel_Craig_-_Film_Premiere_%22Spectre%22_007_-_on_the_Red_Carpet_in_Berlin_(22387409720)_(cropped).jpg" target="_blank">Wikimedia Commons</a>

Did James Bond Invent Globalization?

Ian Fleming may have understood international relations better than academics.
"Nagasakibomb" by Charles Levy from one of the B-29 Superfortresses used in the attack.  <a href="http://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/photos/images/ww2-163.jpg" target="_blank">National Archives image (208-N-43888)</a>. Licensed under <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nagasakibomb.jpg#/media/File:Nagasakibomb.jpg" target="_blank">Public Domain via Commons</a>

The Decision to Drop the A-Bomb: 70 Years Later

Questioning why the U.S. dropped the a-bomb on Japan.