David Schneiderman (Toronto): A New Global Constitutional Order? D. A. Jeremy Telman (Valparaiso): Law or Politics? Hans Kelsen and the Post-War International Order. Emily Crawford (Sydney): Road to Nowhere? The Future for a Declaration on Fundamental Standards of Humanity. Rather than worry about how we might preserve the utopian status of human rights into the future, we ought to worry about how to rescue utopia from the clutches of human rights. A new issue of UN Chronicle is out. Steven Aiello (WISI): The Principles of UN Peacekeeping: A Lesson in Misguided Priorities. The three evils of global governance: If the UN wants to remain relevant, Ban Ki-Moon might want to look to Brussels for guidance. Has the UN become obsolete? Instead of pressing for UN reform, the task is creating alternative institutions that can fulfill the promise of global democracy. The League of Extraordinarily Bureaucratic Gentlemen: Can DC Comic’s new comic book series make the U.N. look cool — or at least effective? A look at the 6 most ridiculous abuses of diplomatic immunity.
John Hasnas (Georgetown): Reflections on Corporate Moral Responsibility and the Problem Solving Technique of Alexander the Great. The first sexual revolution: Faramerz Dabhoiwala on lust and liberty in the 18th century (and more and more and more). Norman Geras interviews Diane Coyle, author of The Enlightened Economist. From Vanity Fair, David Margolick explores how NPR’s management managed to squander the advantages of the national dole, deep-pocketed donors, a roster of top-notch reporters, and the loyalty of legions of devoted Click and Clack fans. From Sojourners (reg. req.), what will it take to shut down "Satan's marketplace," the global slave trade? Every weapon in the arsenal of nonviolence; and when, as is true today, the richest 10 percent own 85 percent of the world’s wealth and the poorest 50 percent live off the crumbs of 1 percent of the total global wealth, you’ve created a market where slavery will thrive. How do people defend their beliefs in bizarre conspiracy theories or the power of crystals? Philosopher Stephen Law has tips for spotting their strategies.
A new issue of Parrhesia is out, including a review of Zizek and Politics: A Critical Introduction by Matthew Sharpe and Geoff Boucher. Kubilay Akman (Bingol): Surrogating Bodies, Embodiment of Theories. Helena Dahlberg investigates human corporeity in Merleau-Ponty's philosophy. From Left Curve, Richard Gilman-Opalsky (Illinois): Upheaval as Philosophy: Eleven Theses on Guy Debord. From Reconstruction, a special issue on multilingual realities in translation. From Political Theology, a review of Democracy in What State? by Giorgio Agamben. From Antipode, Jennifer Fluri (Dartmouth): Capitalizing on Bare Life: Sovereignty, Exception, and Gender Politics; and Zizek on WikiLeaks: S. M. Reid-Henry on two figures and a point of critique. From New Left Review, beyond existing arguments about equality, might the praxes of permanent and passive revolution offer a way to conceptualize a more expansionary levelling? A review of Wittgenstein's Antiphilosophy by Alain Badiou. From New Formulations (reg. req.), decoding diaspora and disjuncture: Arjun Appadurai in dialogue with David Morley.