The latest issue of the The Journal of Political Philosophy is free online. From Socialist Studies, a special issue on G.A. Cohen. From Political Studies, Laura Valentini (Oxford): In What Sense are Human Rights Political? A Preliminary Exploration; Ronen Shnayderman (Oxford): Liberal vs. Republican Notions of Freedom; and Ines Valdez (UNC): Perpetual What? Injury, Sovereignty and a Cosmopolitan View of Immigration. A review of Public Passion: Rethinking the Grounds for Political Justice by Rebecca Kingston. A text self-consciously realist and never utopian: A review of Lineages of Political Society by Partha Chatterjee. Reconstructing citizenship for the twenty-first century: An interview with Bruce Ackerman. We’re all traditionalists now: There is no such thing as state pluralism, only the domination of one tradition over another in the public sphere, and no such thing as liberalism, if this means a sphere of reason or action that escapes the particularism and exclusivity of tradition. A review of Citizens to Lords: A Social History of Western Political Thought from Antiquity to the Late Middle Ages by Ellen Meiksins Wood.
A new issue of Real-World Economics Review is out. Krist Vaesen (TUE): Cooperative Feeding and Breeding, and the Evolution of Executive Control. From Global Dashboard, why do some countries have so few NGOs? Varian Fry led the effort to save Hannah Arendt, Marc Chagall, and thousands of other European intellectuals from the Nazis — why was he forgotten? Sandy Rios says secular Jews have been "the worst enemies of the country". Sparta in Modern Thought: Politics, History and Culture is the first book for more than 40 years to examine the significant modern influence of this ancient Greek city-state. Fight your fate: Do advances in neuroscience give the lie to free will? Rhetoric from Satan to Twitter: The ancient art of rhetoric is still flourishing. A review of Copyfraud and Other Abuses of Intellectual Property Law by Jason Mazzone. Preliminary results are in from a huge online experiment designed to test a flaw in the way the brain stores memories. Which was the most important U.S. election ever? David Mayhew investigates. Greg Graham on Osama bin Laden, postmodern man.
The Great Rift Valley of East Africa — the birthplace of the human species — may have taken much longer to develop than previously believed. Top ten hominid fantasy finds: You can't predict what the next major hominid discovery will be, but you can daydream about it. Last Neanderthals near the Arctic Circle? Neanderthals are as unprepared for modernity as we are. Understanding H. floresiensis would revolutionise how we view human evolution, yet coming to terms with our miniature cousin is something we’ve yet to do. Mysterious fossils in China may be new human species. A genetic study unravels ancient links between African and European populations. Research suggests Native Americans originated from the Altay Mountains, a small mountainous region in southern Siberia. The first people to settle America may have come from Europe across the Arctic ice, rather than across a land bridge from Siberia to Alaska. The only humans left on Earth: A review of Lone Survivors: How We Came to Be the Only Humans on Earth by Chris Stringe. Researchers uncover 8,000 years of human history hidden in the Middle East.