From Left Curve, Gaspar Miklos Tamas (CEU): Counter-revolution Against a Counter-revolution; and Alonzo Alcanzar on Radical-Leftist Strategy: Propositions for Discussion. You can download Global Capitalism and the Demise of the Left: Renewing Radicalism Through Inclusive Democracy, ed. Steve Best. From The International Journal of Inclusive Democracy, Takis Fotopoulos on the “new world order” hype and the new version of social-liberalism; and Steven Best (UTEP): Minding the Animals: Ethology and the Obsolescence of Left Humanism. For revolutionary socialists aiming to mobilise the masses for a fundamental transformation of society, religion is a question which cannot be ignored. An interview with Erik Olin Wright, author of Envisioning Real Utopias. From the International Journal of Zizek Studies, a special issue on Zizek's Communism. From Green Left Weekly, a review of The Idea of Communism by Tariq Ali; and is Buddhism compatible with Marxism? A review of Marxism and Ecological Economics: Toward a Red and Green Political Economy by Paul Burkett. Marxism 2010, fixing a broken system: In the wake of the financial crisis Marxist thought is thriving, and in London leading names are discussing turning ideas into action. A review of Dispersing Power: Social Movements as Anti-State Forces by Raul Zibechi (and more). A review of A Hard Rain Fell: SDS and Why It Failed by David Barber. Why has the Left become so illiberal? Francesca Klug wants to know. Do liberals suffer from arrested moral development? What 10-year-olds and liberals have in common. A review of Help! Mom! There are Liberals Under My Bed! by Katharine DeBrecht. The view from Lulu's: Jacques Delacroix continues his surveillance of a citadel of American leftism.


From the International Journal of Intangible Heritage, Guha Shankar (LOC): From Subject to Producer: Reframing the Indigenous Heritage through Cultural Documentation Training; Saskia Vermeylen and Jeremy Pilcher (Lancaster): Let the Objects Speak: Online Museums and Indigenous Cultural Heritage; and Catherine Grant (QCRC): The Links between Safeguarding Languages and Safeguarding Musical Heritage. From Good, a look at the very long history of emoticons. Friendship in an age of economics: To preserve our most cherished human bonds, we must push back against the idea of investment and return. The ancient sport of sumo wrestling is grappling with an enormous scandal involving gambling wrestlers, Yakuza syndicates, and a crooked hairdresser. The $64 Trillion Question: How can we get the American economy to prosper again? This is the story of how some of the richest people in the world — Goldman, Deutsche Bank, the traders at Merrill Lynch, and more — have caused the starvation of some of the poorest people in the world, just so they could make a fatter profit. A review of The Disordered Mind: An Introduction to Philosophy of Mind and Mental Illness by George Graham. With prospects for additional government stimulus extremely unlikely, economists now are asking whether fiscal contraction might be expansionary. For those of us pragmatically situated between adolescent exuberance and crotchety-old-man condemnation, it is time to acknowledge that something big is happening with Twitter. From Dubstep to Free Improv to Noise, people turn to music to express something about the world that words alone can't; how well, then, do Steve Goodman’s Sonic Warfare and the group work Noise & Capitalism serve their listener-readers?


Sara Diamond (OCAD): Lenticular Galaxies: The Polyvalent Aesthetics of Data Visualization. Rich Ling (Copenhagen): Texting as a Life Phase Medium. Jodi Dean (HWS): The Real Internet. From The Rutherford Journal, Michael S. Mahoney (Princeton): The Structures of Computation and the Mathematical Structure of Nature; Doron D. Swade (Portsmouth): Automatic Computation: Charles Babbage and Computational Method; Teresa Numerico (Rome): The New Machine: from Logic to Organization; Eli Dresner (Tel Aviv): Turing on Computation, Memory and Behavior; and Leo Corry (Tel Aviv): Hunting Prime Numbers — from Human to Electronic Computers. From Invention and Technology, a special issue on the top ten trends in consumer technology. The father of video games: From a few notes scribbled on a notepad, Ralph Baer invented a new industry. A review of Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter by Tom Bissell (and more and more and more and more). Less like poison, more like peanut butter: David Berreby on the case for violent video games. Where do gadgets really come from? Technology has made the consumer marketplace transparent — sometimes. From Issues in Science and Technology, a special 25th anniversary issue; a review of The Nature of Technology: What It Is and How It Evolves by W. Brian Arthur; and a review of Future Imperfect: Technology and Freedom in an Uncertain World by David D. Friedman. The Mother of All Invention: How the Xerox 914 gave rise to the Information age. Using the Internet to save the rainforest: How an Amazonian tribe is mastering the modern world. A review of Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age by Viktor Mayer-Schonberger. One nation, online: A look at the push to make broadband access a civil right.


Sophie Fuggle (KCL): Secularizing the Remnant: Foucault and Paul. From Liberty, Bob Marcus on Robbing Hood and the undeserving rich and the uncanny parallels between America and Sherwood Forest. Logically absurd and contradictory: In honing your home logic skills, try reducing any argument to its basic premise at the extremes of its subject. From Reset, a philosophical history of "fanaticism" from Martin Luther to the present. Ours is an age of the unexpected, the extraordinary, the uncanny — what better time to resurrect the stories of Ambrose Bierce? The reclusive Russian mathematician Grigori Perelman has turned down a million-dollar prize for solving one of the most difficult problems in mathematics. A review of Strange Fruit by Kenan Malik. The Long Now Orrery is a modern mechanical planetary system, part of a 10,000 year clock. Monkeys, babies, and “awesome” science: An interview with Laurie Santos. From Duke magazine, as a result of efforts to provide a level playing field for NCAA member institutions, policies governing college sports have become increasingly Byzantine — interpreting them has become an industry unto itself; look at her now: Kara DioGuardi’s tuneful trajectory — singer, songwriter, record producer, and judge on American Idol; and an article on the university's official color, how it was chosen, and why it never seems to look the same. Arthur magazine has a map of heaven. An interview with "infamous Internet Superintelligence" Vox Day, author of The Return of the Great Depression. He's the media don who makes liberals bristle — now Niall Ferguson is rewriting economics. A look at 15 feisty small presses and the books you're going to want from them. An excerpt from Immortality and the Law of the Dead: The Rising Power of the American Dead by Ray D. Madoff.


From The Occidental Quarterly, why the strategy of infiltrating the Republican Party is not a magic formula for success; one of the major disadvantages American white nationalists face is that American nationality can plausibly be separated from white racial identity; John Hoard on the social construction of race — it is becoming increasingly clear that the path to greater understanding of our past and present must include the study of human biological diversity; Thomas Bertonneau on Julius Evola’s “Traditionalist” critique of modernity; and Michael Bell on man’s devolution across cycles: Radical traditionalism on anthropogenesis (and part 2). Alain de Benoist on the dilemma at the heart of the West: Can we still conceive of the revival of pagan sensibility in an age so profoundly saturated by Judeo-Christian monotheism and so ardently adhering to liberal democracy? From Alternative Right, Andrew Fraser on the myth of the Old Republic and Anglo-Saxon Anglophobia; white nationalism is not enough: A call for revolutionary conservatism; and differentiation and otherness are endemic parts of what it means to be human — Western Europe and the Anglo-sphere will survive Cultural Marxism. From VDare, Eric Peters on Paul Craig Roberts and the decline and fall of The Washington Times. Paul Gottfried on the death of the WASP. James Kalb on shrinks and hipster liberalism (and a response). White man's game: Steve Sailer on why soccer is segregated (and more). John Derbyshire reviews Steve Sailer's America’s Half-Blood Prince: Barack Obama’s “Story of Race and Inheritance”. A look at how Glenn Beck recapitulates The John Birch Society (and more). The Glenn Beck Deception: Richard Spencer goes inside the PC lunatic fringe. An interview with Arthur from Arthur's Hall of Viking Manliness.

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