Edward B. Foley (Ohio State): Recounts: Elections in Overtime. Ora John Reuter (Rochester) and David Szakonyi (Columbia): Online Social Media and Political Awareness in Autocratic Regimes. The November Issue: Noreen Malone on the political philosophy of Anna Wintour. From Forbes, John Tamny reviews Shadowbosses: Government Unions Control America and Rob Taxpayers Blind by Mallory Factor and Elizabeth Factor. Ruth Ingamells on why telephone fundraising is the worst job in the world. The limits of communication: Political theorist Jodi Dean probes the contradictions and traps of nonstop information. Sebastian Haunss on the practice of mummery, a description of its various forms, a discussion of its meanings, its historical roots and the authorities’ reactions to this practice. Like someone is there: Ineffable encounters and moments of ego-transcendence can be quite matter-of-fact — what's really going on? Meet the world's worst central banker: Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann gets basic facts wrong and thinks his colleagues are the devil. Literary Criticism 21: William Benzon on academic literary study in a pluralist world.

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