A new issue of Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy is out. Makoto Usami (TIT): Intergenerational Justice: The Rights of Future People or the Duty of Fair Play. Donovan Miyasaki (Wright State): A Nietzschean Case for Egalitarianism. Enzo Rossi (Wales): Can Tolerance Be Grounded in Equal Respect? Idowu William (Obafemi Awolowo): From Cultural Popularity to the Paradox of Relevance: A Critical Discourse on the Endangered Status of Citizenship Theory. The introduction to Relative Justice: Cultural Diversity, Free Will, and Moral Responsibility by Tamler Sommers. More than three centuries ago, Spinoza recognized that the unfettered freedom of expression is in the state's own best interest — have we forgotten? A review of Injustice: Why Social Inequality Persists by Daniel Dorling. An interview with Ted H. Miller, author of Mortal Gods: Science, Politics, and the Humanist Ambitions of Thomas Hobbes. The boundaries of justice: Amartya Sen on David Hume and our world. A review essay on Amartya Sen’s The Idea of Justice. Harvard’s Political Philosopher: Eric P. Newcomer on the Harvey Mansfield story.
James A. Gardner (Buffalo): How to Do Things with Boundaries: Redistricting and the Construction of Politics. From the Journal of Future Studies, a special issue on Path Dependence as Theoretical Scaffolding for Futures Studies. "God is dead" theologian William Hamilton dies. A feminist theologian has stoked controversy by publishing a paper arguing that Jesus might have been a hermaphrodite. From International Socialist Review, James Illingworth on slavery and the origins of the Civil War; the rise and fall of New World slavery: An interview with Robin Blackburn, author of The American Crucible: Slavery, Emancipation and Human Rights; and reading Karl Marx with Abraham Lincoln: John Nichols on utopian socialists, German communists, and other republicans. Forget bookcases: Now you can buy an entire house from IKEA. The inside story of how the banks beat Washington: Why the Federal Reserve let Wall Street institutions return money to shareholders. Alex Rosenberg on why understanding science is hard and seduction by the humanities is easy. Ezra Klein on the invisible welfare state of the top one percent.
A new issue of Liberty is out. Micah Schwartzman (Virginia): What If Religion is Not Special? Paul Horwitz (Alabama): Law, Religion, and Kissing Your Sister. Basyle J. Tchividjian (Liberty) and Victor Vieth (NCPTC): When the Child Abuser Has a Bible: Investigating Child Maltreatment Sanctioned or Condoned by a Religious Leader. Fleecing the flock: The big business of swindling people who trust you. Buying the Body of Christ: How the communion wafer arrived in the capitalist marketplace. Evangelicals of all stripes are outraged at a new marriage book by controversial Seattle pastor Mark Driscoll. Atheism in America: Godlessness is the last big taboo in the US, where non-believers face discrimination and isolation. A review of The Bible, the School, and the Constitution: The Clash that Shaped Modern Church-State Doctrine by Steven K. Green. The Americans with Disabilities Act makes it illegal to discriminate against people based on their disabilities — unless, apparently, the institution doing the discrimination is a church. Occupying Faith: What Occupy can learn from the mistakes of the Church.