Andrew Koppelman (Northwestern): Darwall, Habermas, and the Fluidity of Respect. From Law and Contemporary Problems, a special issue on Theological Argument in Law: Engaging with Stanley Hauerwas. The culture of the copy: James Panero on the printing press, the Internet and the impact of duplication. From New York, two decades after the Crown Heights riots, what is it like to be both black and an Orthodox Jew? From Philosophia, Tim McMynne on Frank Ramsey’s commitment to ideology. Conor Friedersdorf goes inside the conservative debate about why Mitt Romney lost. Is there anything that can be done to mitigate future episodes of end-time hysteria? The convergence of civilizations: Charles Kenny on how the oft-predicted "clash of civilizations" has not materialized — if anything, values are converging across cultures. Researchers have discovered that a Venezuelan pitcher plant uses wettable hairs to create a water slide that causes insect to slide to their deaths. For every speech, there are a bunch of versions that ended up on the writers’ room floor — here are 12 speeches that were written but, for a variety of reasons, never delivered.

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