From Telos, a special issue on Culture and Politics in Carl Schmitt, including Benjamin Arditi (UNAM): On the Political: Schmitt contra Schmitt; David Pan (Penn State): Carl Schmitt on Culture and Violence in the Political Decision; Hans Sluga (UC-Berkeley): The Pluralism of the Political: From Carl Schmitt to Hannah Arendt; Christian J. Emden (Rice): Carl Schmitt, Hannah Arendt, and the Limits of Liberalism; Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky (Bochum): Nothing is Political, Everything Can Be Politicized: On the Concept of the Political in Michel Foucault and Carl Schmitt; and Theo W. A. de Wit (Utrecht): Scum of the Earth: Alain Finkielkraut on the Political Risks of a Humanism without Transcendence. From TLS, a review of Michael Howard's Liberation or Catastrophe? Reflections on the history of the twentieth century; a review of Seeing the Face, Seeing the Soul: Polemon’s “Physiognomy” from classical antiquity to medieval Islam; and Austrian politicians want to distance their country from the Fritzl case: literary historians find it harder. More and more on Common Wealth by Jeffrey D Sachs. Richard Morgan on steampunk: Remembering yesterday's tomorrows (and more). From Jewcy, comedy writer Ben Karlin and memoirist-cum-lawyer Elizabeth Wurtzel discuss love, marriage, and getting dumped. Are greatest hits albums just the best, are retrospective compilations really such a bad thing? From TAP, Matt Yglesias argues that Democrats need to embrace liberal internationalism wholeheartedly; a panel of foreign-policy experts responds (and an interview).

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