Henry Farrell (GWU) and Cosma Rohilla Shalizi (CMU): Cognitive Democracy. From Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines, Lisa Carlton (Iowa): Interplay of Mythic Conceptions of Democracy in Congressional Deliberations over the USA PATRIOT Act. Mark Blythe (Alberta): The Misrecognised as the Least the Advantaged Citizens in Plural Democracies. Marta Orviska (Matej Bel), Anetta Caplanova (UEB), and John Hudson (Bath): The Impact of Democracy on Well-being. Johannes Binswanger and Jens Prufer (Tilburg): Democracy, Populism, and (Un)bounded Rationality. Jean-Paul Gagnon (HKIEd): Democratic Theory and Theoretical Physics. Kurt Gerry (NYU): "We the People" and the Right to Rule: Democratic Authority and the Obligation to Obey the Law; and "We the People" and the Right to Rule, Part Two: Political Equality and the Obligation to Obey the Law. A new theory of democracy: A review of The Gardens of Democracy: A New American Story of Citizenship, the Economy, and the Role of Government by Eric Liu and Nick Hanauer. Jeremy Jennings on paths to democracy, Catholic and secular. Notre Dame sets up a virtual tribute to Guillermo O’Donnell (and more).

From Anthropoetics, Ian Dennis (Ottawa): The Sexual Market: Three Romantic Moments; Dawn Perlmutter on the semiotics of honor killing and ritual murder; and Raoul Eshelman on performatism, Dexter, and the ethics of perpetration. From The New Yorker, James Surowiecki on what’s really going on in the negotiations on Greece and the euro; and what can be done about Bashar al-Assad? Slavoj Zizek and David Horowitz are the guests for the second episode of Julian Assange's interview show, "The World Tomorrow". Kate Bornstein's Amazing Voyage: America's gender outlaw takes us on a wild tour of trans-formation. Multiculturalism works: The concept is increasingly being called a "failure" — but in many places, it's thriving. A review of Talking to the Enemy: Violent Extremism, Sacred Values and What It Means to Be Human by Scott Atran. A review of Fug You: A History of the Counterculture by Ed Sanders. Somewhere along the line it became OK for politicians to ignore facts and present truth as the thing they want to be true — is it too late to restore sanity to political discourse? Joe Heath and Andrew Potter wonder.

Katherine M. Franke (Columbia): Dating the State: The Moral Hazards of Winning Gay Rights. Libby Adler (Northeastern): Just the Facts: The Perils of Expert Testimony and Findings of Fact in Gay Rights Litigation. Tobias Barrington Wolff (Penn): Civil Rights Reform and the Body. From Current Research in Social Psychology, an article on the Implicit Relational Assessment Procedure (IRAP) as a measure of women's stereotypes about gay men. From In-Spire, Mareike Jenner (Aberystwyth): “I can’t even imagine what it’s gonna be like here without him”: Friendship and Queer Theory in American Teen Soap. From the Gay and Lesbian Review, Margaret Rubick on the women who took on the APA; an interview with Frank Kameny on how the militant movement began; and John D’Emilio on how Kameny always knew he was sane. From New York, twenty-five years ago, a group of young men and women started an organization called ACT UP to fight an enemy that, at the time, seemed almost unbeatable; and whitewashing gay history: Liberals applaud themselves for championing gay marriage — but there are ghosts at the weddings.