Frank Schimmelfennig (ETH Zurich): Europeanization beyond Europe. Tommaso Pavone (Chicago): The Dark Side of European Integration: Franco-German Dominance and the Structural Reproduction of Informal Empire. From the Eastern Journal of European Studies, a special issue on post-accession economic development of the new EU members. From Re-public, two special issues on the politics of fear and the rise of far-right extremism in Europe. Is Germany’s euro crisis strategy actually working? The Return of the King: James Poulos on why Europe needs another Napoleon. From First Things, is the European Union a Catholic plot? A review of The Crisis of the European Union by Jurgen Habermas (and more). Jurgen Habermas on bringing the integration of citizens into line with the integration of states. How to be a European (Union) philosopher: By imposing its technocratic vision on its citizens, the European Union is ignoring the existential lives of those who are not in power. Can Europe’s left rebound as economic crisis continues?
The latest issue of Anthropologies is out. Adam Goodwin (Ottawa): Thermodynamics and Human Activity. Survival International has released close-up pictures of uncontacted Indians, exactly a year after aerial photos from Brazil astonished the world. The Illusionist: How Herbert Marcuse convinced a generation that censorship is tolerance and other politically correct tricks. The mystery of the disappearing bees has been solved. Teju Cole on the White Savior Industrial Complex: If we are going to interfere in the lives of others, a little due diligence is a minimum requirement. For high tech companies, going public sucks. Finding Goatse: Adrian Chen on the mystery man behind the most disturbing Internet meme in history. Where language meets activity: A review essay on Language as Dialogue: From Rules to Principles of Probability by Edda Weigand (and an interview). The Sinatra of social science: Pat Moynihan once encountered Nixon in the hall of the White House and said "Mr. President, James Q. Wilson is the smartest man in the United States. The president of the United States should pay attention to what he has to say".
From the AJPS, Michael Bang Petersen (Aarhus): Social Welfare as Small-Scale Help: Evolutionary Psychology and the Deservingness Heuristic; Brad Verhulst and Lindon Eaves (VCU) and Peter Hatemi (Penn State): Correlation not Causation: The Relationship between Personality Traits and Political Ideologies; and an article on biology, ideology, and epistemology: How do we know political attitudes are inherited and why should we care? From Political Psychology, a special issue on the future of political psychology. From Playboy, Neal Gabler on the weird world of biopolitics. Is political ideology a choice, or is it hardwired into us? Sasha Issenberg on the new weird science of hardwired political identity. Erik Voeten on genes and politics. The political Left rolls with the good and the political Right confronts the bad: Connecting physiology and cognition to preferences. Chris Mooney on why the GOP distrusts science: It's not just evolution and climate change — conservatives' trust in science is plummeting across the board (and more and more and more and more and more and more and more on The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science — and Reality).