Meital Pinto (Toronto): What are Offences to Feelings Really About? A New Regulative Principle for the Multicultural Era. Jacob T. Levy (McGill): Indigenous Rights, Modern Political Concepts, and the State. Steven B. Smith (Yale): Strauss’s Rousseau and the Second Wave of Modernity. Youngjae Lee (Fordham): Desert, Deontology, and Vengeance. Sirus Kashefi (York): Freedom: Blocked between Philosophical Thoughts and the Legal Sphinx, or between the Sky (Heaven) and Earth (Hell). Jeremy Bendik-Keymer (Case Western): Can Eco-Systems be Subjects of Justice? Schlosberg, Nussbaum and Structural Injustice. Christian Von Haldenwang (GDI): Mapping Legitimation: How Do States Manage Situations of Stress and Change? Avihay Dorfman (Tel Aviv): The Society of Property. David Mena Aleman (Iberoamericana): Would "Global Republicanism" be a Better Republicanism than the One We Have? Cecile Laborde (UCL): Political Liberalism and Religion: On Separation and Establishment. Daniel Betti (Oklahoma Panhandle State): Plato's Myth of Atlantis, Mad Max, and the Schizophrenia of Progressive Thought a Lesson in Natural Cycles and Story-Telling. Cecile Laborde (UCL): Republicanism and Global Justice: A Sketch. Virginia Held (CUNY): Morality, Care, and International Law. Andreas Follesdal (Oslo): Non-State Oriented Political Theory: A Critical Assessment. J. Patrick Dobel (Washington): Holy Evil. Louis E. Wolcher (Washington): The Ethics of the Unsaid in the Sphere of Human Rights. Pavlos Eleftheriadis (Oxford): Citizenship and Obligation. Paul Brink (Gordon): Charting the Path Not Taken: Pluralist Explorations in Early Modern Political Thought. The introduction to The Closed Commercial State: Perpetual Peace and Commercial Society from Rousseau to Fichte by Isaac Nakhimovsky.
The inaugural issue of Cosmoqueer is out, on femmes. Ezra Klein on financial crisis and stimulus: Could this time be different? David Leonhardt on the Depression: If only things were that good. From Dissent, Mark Engler on the legacy of "anti-globalization" (and a response), on five things that #OccupyWallStreet has done right, and on how #OccupyWallStreet is evolving and gaining power; and forty years after the Hard Hat Riot, a different response from organized labor to Wall Street protests. Steven Pearlstein on what Obama can learn from the Occupy Wall Street movement. “We are not dreamers, we are the awakening from a dream which is turning into a nightmare”: Slavoj Zizek visited Liberty Plaza to speak to Occupy Wall Street protesters — here is the full transcript of his speech and video. Breaking ranks: In the 90s, Alan Wolfe's iconoclasm made him new friends on the center left — now, it's costing him those same friendships. Glenn Greenwald on Erin Burnett: Voice of the People. Are modern airplanes dangerously overengineered? Between increasingly automated cockpits and lightweight materials untested over an aircraft's entire lifespan, some aviation watchers are worried the tech of planes is moving too fast. A look at the 7 worst behaviors on public transportation. From Gawker, Ryan Tate on what everyone is too polite to say about Steve Jobs. The End of Innocence: Frank Rose on how Steve Jobs was able to save Apple (and part 2). Affairs may do more than break hearts — they may break penises as well, a new study says. Uncreative Writing: To write the unreadable book may seem a strange quest, but for poet and archivist Kenneth Goldsmith, it’s the future of literature (and more and more on Uncreative Writing: Managing Language in the Digital Age). An interview with Michael Spence on the future of economic growth in a multispeed world.
Alford A. Young (Michigan): The Black Masculinities of Barack Obama: Some Implications for African American Men. Rosemary Ricciardelli (York) and Philip White (McMaster): Modifying the Body: Canadian Men's Perspectives on Appearance and Cosmetic Surgery. Rethinking his-story: Sociologist Anthony Synnott comes not to bury men but to praise them — and to critique misandry and “victim feminists”. From The Good Men Project, masculinity is a performance in which men differentiate themselves from boys (and a response); is it time for masculinism? (and a response); and a special series on the end of gender. Why I am a feminist: In trying to understand the inhumanity of the sexual abuse he experienced as a young boy, Richard Jeffrey Newman found feminism to be the only politics that explicitly commits itself to a world in which that kind of inhumanity is no longer acceptable. The Dull Men’s Club: Certifiably and reliably dull, its members celebrate the ordinary and unremarkable. From Cato Unbound, what’s happening to men? Kay Hymowitz wants to know. From TED, Philip Zimbardo on the demise of guys. The unmanning of America: Rita Koganzon on the rise of women and the fall of men. Men aren't finished: Women are joining men as partners in running the world, not replacing them. A review of Is There Anything Good About Men? How Cultures Flourish by Exploiting Men by Roy F. Baumeister. A review of Clint Eastwood and Issues of American Masculinity by Drucilla Cornell. Masculine norms: Why working women find it hard to reach the top. A review of Creating the College Man: American Mass Magazines and Middle-Class Manhood, 1890-1915 by Daniel A. Clark. Man-cave masculinity: A man’s quest for his soul starts with a walk downstairs.