A new issue of Our Planet is out. Burns H. Weston (Iowa): The Theoretical Foundations of Intergenerational Ecological Justice: An Overview. From Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics, a special issue on global climate change and non-violent civil disobedience. From Breakthrough Journal, love your monsters: Bruno Latour on to the question of technology to protect the planet from ecological crisis; and planet of no return: A forum on the Anthropocene, including a lead essay by Erle Ellis and responses. Carbon Copy: Timothy Noah on the best way to fix the deficit — and the environment. Paranoia you better believe: A review of The Global Warming Deception: How a Secret Elite Plans to Bankrupt America and Steal Your Freedom by Grant R. Jeffrey. How engineering the human body could combat climate change: From drugs to help you avoid eating meat to genetically engineered cat-like eyes to reduce the need for lighting, a wild interview about changes humans could make to themselves to battle climate change. Can bioengineers make human beings more sustainable? Nature already tried that, and look how it turned out.
A new issue of Disputatio is out. From Peace and Conflict Review, Doug Contri (BOP): Empathy and Barriers to Altruism. The new face of Transdniester: Yevgeny Shevchuk, the territory’s new “president”, promises domestic reform and open borders. Six degrees of aggregation: How The Huffington Post ate the Internet. When you think of Uncle Sam, you probably think of the poster, which smacks of an invented political marketing gimmick, right? But Uncle Sam was a real person. Just over a century ago, neither Oxford nor Cambridge offered degrees in English literature, but Scotland has been studying the subject since the 18th century, largely thanks to one man, Hugh Blair. “Greed is the beginning of everything”: Czech economist Tomas Sedlacek discusses morality in the current crisis and why he believes an economic policy that only pursues growth will always lead to debt. An interview with Ben Casnocha, co-author The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career on the end of the labor mentality and how short-term risk can yield explosive rewards.
The inaugural issue of the Journal of Democratic Socialism is out, on the state of socialism in the 21st century. Paul Blackledge (Leeds Metropolitan): Marxism, Nihilism, and the Problem of Ethical Politics Today. From Infoshop, an article on anarchist theory — use it or lose it. All of anarchism in your backpack: An Anarchist FAQ. From the International Journal of Inclusive Democracy, Panos Drakos on anarchists and the alternative of inclusive democracy. From International Socialism, a review of Anarchism: A Marxist Criticism by John Molyneux; and a review of Social Structure and Forms of Consciousness, Volume 1: The Social Determination of Method and Volume 2: The Dialectic of Structure and History by Istvan Meszaros (and more). Nouriel Roubini says Marx is right, but gets him (and capitalism) wrong. Immanuel Wallerstein on the World Left after 2011. Was the rise of Stalin inevitable? The belief that dictatorship of some kind is the inevitable outcome of any attempt at radical change is one of the main barriers to people’s engagement with socialist ideas today. Do social democratic parties have a future?