From the Center for a Stateless Society, Roderick Long on libertarian anarchism: Responses to ten objections; and who owns the benefit? Kevin Carson on the free market as full communism and on libertarianism: What’s going right. Phillip Logan on the libertarian paradox I: Liberty. Paul Kelly reviews Masters of the Universe: Hayek, Friedman, and the Birth of Neoliberal Politics by Daniel Stedman Jones. From Liberty, are Objectivists also libertarians? Russell Hasan wonders. Why is John Galt? Jordan Bloom on the rational self-interest in turning the conservative movement into a cash cow. Do libertarians hate the poor? Laurence M. Vance investigates. Samuel Goldman on the libertarian mind. Matt Ridley goes inside the cold, calculating libertarian mind. Jonathan Chait on the GOP’s libertarian problem: "Let's flee to Galt's Gulch" is not a promising strategy for winning 270 electoral votes. Swing-voting libertarians: David Boaz on how the usual left/right dichotomy ignores a large portion of American voters — those who reject conservative traditions and big-spending liberals alike. Meet Dorian Electra, hip-hop’s “Libertarian Lolita”.
A new issue of News and Letters is out. Sarah Krakoff (Colorado): Inextricably Political: Race, Membership and Tribal Sovereignty. Charles P. Kindregan, Jr. (Suffolk): Pets in Divorce: Family Conflict over Animal Custody. Is there a Jewish gene? Richard C. Lewontin reviews Legacy: A Genetic History of the Jewish People by Harry Ostrer and The Genealogical Science: The Search for Jewish Origins and the Politics of Epistemology by Nadia Abu El-Haj (and more). From Foreign Policy, Joshua Keating on how the new Red Dawn movie is really just a throwback to the ‘80s — the 1880s; before there was Red Dawn, there was Red Napoleon; and could North Koreans ever really invade America? Jorg Friedrich on the rise (and fall) of the Pirate Party. After covering the Kafkaesque nightmare of the Pirate Bay’s current legal predicament and the apparent infowar against pirates in Sweden, it appears that Gottfrid Svartholm — one of the Pirate Bay’s founders — has now been sent to solitary confinement in Sweden. Fuming for two months in a jail cell here, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula has had plenty of time to reconsider the wisdom of making Innocence of Muslims.
From CRB, Ramesh Ponnuru reviews The Case for Polarized Politics: Why America Needs Social Conservatism by Jeffrey Bell. Thomas Dawson interviews Daniel K. Williams, author of God’s Own Party: The Making of the Christian Right. William Doino Jr. on the temptation of secular conservatism. What has movement conservatism accomplished in the last 15 years? The list isn't nearly as long as its boosters would have us think. The Right's Jennifer Rubin Problem: Conservatives lobbied hard to install one of their own at the Washington Post — but it didn't work out as they imagined it would. The New Grand Old Party: The defeat of 2012 is forcing Republicans to rethink what they stand for — what will the new conservatism look like? Revenge of the reality-based community: Bruce Bartlett on his life on the Republican right and how he saw it all go wrong. The new populism of the Right: While the conservative old guard is busy re-arranging deck chairs in the aftermath of 2012, a younger generation of thinkers is arguing that it’s time to embrace the 47 percent.
Adrian Perez (Beloit): Yet Another Path: Another Path: Expanding De Soto's Framework Using Ostrom's Insights. Barbara P. Billauer (IWP): Did God Invent Fibonacci Numbers? From The Christian Post, pastor Mark Driscoll says Twilight is for girls what porn is to boys; and will Russell Crowe portray Noah as an environmentalist wacko? Predicting the future is easier than it looks: Nate Silver was just the beginning — some of the same statistical techniques used by America's forecaster-in-chief are about to revolutionize world politics. From Vanity Fair, William Langewiesche on the dark romance and grim reality of life in the French Foreign Legion. Nerds, stop hating women, please: One comic creator's rant is just the latest example of misogyny in geek culture. Eleven years ago, Pamela Geller declared war on savages who were trying to take over the world — this November, she admits she lost. Asawin Suebsaeng and Dave Gilson have a chart of Almost Every Obama Conspiracy Theory Ever. Hearing someone complain about Notre Dame in 2012 is like having someone call you on a rotary phone and tell you all the reasons you shouldn't like Air Supply (and more).
Carl T. Bogus (Roger Williams): Fighting over the Conservative Banner. Seth Bartee on some of the major thinkers past and present that have defined Intercollegiate Studies Institute and the reach of this organization beyond the halls of academia. Conor Friedersdorf on how conservatives preach diversity of thought without practicing it. James Kalb reviews After Tocqueville: The Promise and Failure of Democracy by Chilton Williamson. Jeff Bloodworth interviews Patrick Allitt, author of The Conservatives: Ideas and Personalities Throughout American History. Mind of the new majority: Michael Brendan Dougherty on how Pat Buchanan is more than a conservative — he’s Nixon meets Spengler. A road not taken: Gerald Russello interviews Michael Brendan Dougherty on Pat Buchanan and the New Majority. Conservative utopia? Jerrod Laber cringes every time he hears about a contemporary problem that is the result of the loss of some quintessentially American ideal. Daniel Sage reviews American Neoconservatism: The Politics and Culture of a Reactionary Idealism by Jean-Francois Drolet. Born losers: Political scientist Corey Robin believes a sense of loss animates modern conservatism.