Academic Forum 2000–01 / Number 18

Editor
Marck L. Beggs

Associate Editor
Michael R. Lloyd

Second Readers
Mitzi Bass
Kathryn Duncan
Randy Duncan
Alana Merritt Mahaffey
Anita Williams
Cindy Williams

Faculty Research Committee
Gary Simmons, Chair
Pam Davis
John Graves
George Ann Stallings
Renn Tumlison
Doris Wright

Authors have employed a form and style appropriate to their respective disciplines. The editor wished to express appreciation to the readers who have reviewed the articles. In most cases, an article was referred by two faculty members with competence in the author's field. Copyrights are retained by the authors. Republication or reproduction requires their consent.

Thank you to the authors whose contributions continue to make Academic Forum a success.

CONTENTS

Melissa Chism and Todd Wiebers
Fear of Strangers in Dogs: Assessment and Clinical Therapy

Kathryn Duncan
Excesses of Drinking, Sex, and Violence: Which of These Things Actually is Like the Others? Disrupting the Boundaries between Pirates and Methodists

Kevin K. J. Durand
The Logic of Morality: Georg Henrik von Wright, Immanuel Kant, and the “Ought/Can” Inference

Ashli Dykes
Scars of Oppression: Female Circumcision in Alice Walker’s Possessing the Secret of Joy

Sarah L. Evans
“An Axe for the Frozen Sea Within Us”: Anne Sexton and the Confessional Poetry Movement

Herman Gibson
In the Image of Leibniz’s God: Of Metanarratives and Congeries

Daniel Kendie
How Relevant are the Theories of Gramsci to the Study of African States?

Haroon Khan
Nuclear Proliferation in the Subcontinent and U.S. Policy

Michael Lloyd and William Deich
Ballistics on Non-Level Ground

Alana Merritt Mahaffey
Women Scientists of the Middle Ages and 1600s

Alana Merritt Mahaffey
A Critical Study of Various Theories on the References to Astrology and Cosmology in the Plays of Shakespeare

Christine Smart
Indians in Mauritius and Fiji

Kate Terrell
Crispy Critters: Western Precedents of Entomophagy

Susan Wesson
A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Arkansas Usury Law and Its Effects On Arkansas Residents and Institutions

Todd Wiebers and Brandy Cook
Helplessness and Spatial Memory in Swimming Rats

Anita B. Williams
The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization by Thomas L. Friedman