Crooked Timber has twoposts on David Cameron's announcement of a referendum, hopefully, on British membership in the European Union, to be held in a few years.
Eastern Approaches had twoposts on the recent Czech election, noting that the defeated candidate, Prince Schwarzenberg, was hobbled as much by his German associations as by his links to the previous government.
Far Outliers notes the Americanization of Buddhism, and of the Japanese-Americans who practiced it, in post-Second World War Hawai'i.
Lawyers, Guns and Money's Dave Brockington also comments on Britain's relationship with the European Union.
Norman Geras notes the hatred of Mali's insurgents for music.
Registan's Nathan Hamm warns that a post-Karimov Uzbekistan might intervene on behalf of Uzbek minorities in neighbouring states.
Torontoist posted an excerpt from Edward Keenan's new book about Toronto, Some Great Idea.