Adam Bonica (Stanford): Mapping the Ideological Marketplace. Kimmo Eriksson and Alexander Funcke (Stockholm): American Political Ingroup Bias and the Above-Average Effect. Dan M. Kahan (Yale): Ideology, Motivated Reasoning, and Cognitive Reflection: An Experimental Study; and Cognitive Bias and the Constitution of the Liberal Republic of Science. Daniel Casasanto (New School): Different Bodies, Different Minds: The Body Specificity of Language and Thought. How to raise a little liberal (or conservative): New research confirms children raised by authoritarian parents are more likely to grow up into right-wingers. Why do people of different parties seem to have such a hard time understanding each other and reaching agreements? Liberals and conservatives who are polarized on certain politically charged subjects become more moderate when reading political arguments in a difficult-to-read font. Why are liberals twice as likely to cheat as conservatives? Manuel Garcia on left conservatives under right progressives: This political taxonomy allows for classification and comparison of all political orientations. Adam Staley Groves on a new ideology: The task today is to rethink the material basis of ideology and begin restructuring our practices.
Andra C. Ghent (ASU): The Historical Origins of America's Mortgage Laws. Atin Basuchoudhary (VMI), Raja Mazumder (GWU), and Vahan Simoyan (FDA): The Evolution of Cooperation: How Patience Matters. Hackett reviews Welfare States and Immigrant Rights: The Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion by Diane Sainsbury. An interview with the Economist’s Greg Ip on the inside story on business reporting. Pancratius C. Beentjes reviews Celibacy in the Ancient World: Its Ideal and Practice in Pre-Hellenistic Israel, Mesopotamia, and Greece by Dale Launderville. From jukeboxes to YouTube: Jason Diamond on how Billboard is catching up with the times. Rebecca Ariel Porte reviews Our Aesthetic Categories: Zany, Cute, Interesting by Sianne Ngai. Charles Taylor delivers the second annual Alex Fountain Memorial Lecture, under the title “Is Democracy in Danger?” David Runciman reviews The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups and Winning at All Costs by Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle. Bruce Schneier on Lance Armstrong and the prisoners’ dilemma of doping in professional sports. Research suggests our sense of smell is “devolving”.
From Religions, David King (MTS): The New Internationalists: World Vision and the Revival of American Evangelical Humanitarianism, 1950–2010; and David R. Swartz (Asbury): Embodying the Global Soul: Internationalism and the American Evangelical Left. Frederick Mark Gedicks (BYU): With Religious Liberty for All: A Defense of the Affordable Care Act's Contraception Coverage Mandate. Poets, protesters, and proletarians — oddballs of the nineteenth century: Evan Kindley reviews The Stammering Century by Gilbert Seldes. From Christianity Today, it may not be as dead as it seems — maybe it even won: Gregory Metzger reviews Moral Minority: The Evangelical Left in an Age of Conservatism by David R. Swartz; does it matter that evangelicals became prolife recently? Mark Galli says no; and why Americans don't think God talk is weird: Peter Berger reviews The God Problem: Expressing Faith and Being Reasonable by Robert Wuthnow. Re-evangelizing New England: Ruth Graham on how church-planting and music festivals are bringing about a quiet revival. Mark Noll reviews Godly Republicanism: Puritans, Pilgrims, and a City on a Hill by Michael P. Winship.
Simon Springer (Victoria): Postneoliberalism? From Portal, a special issue on Imagined Transcultural Histories and Geographies. How to win at forecasting: A conversation with Philip Tetlock. The other shooter: Alex Pasternack on the saddest and most expensive 26 seconds of amateur film ever made. Does “statistical significance” imply “actually significant”? Steve Early reviews Raising Expectations (And Raising Hell): My Decade Fighting For the Labor Movement by Jane McAlevey. The heiress: Ken Auletta on the measured rise of Elisabeth Murdoch. Tracy Clark-Flory interviews Leigh Ann Wheeler, author of How Sex Became a Civil Liberty. What business can learn from Occupy Wall Street: Insubordination can be a managerial virtue, argues James C. Scott in Two Cheers for Anarchism. Maria Popova on a visual timeline of the future based on famous fiction. Tara Brabazon reviews Cultures of Mediatization by Andreas Hepp. Is the death of newspapers the end of good citizenship? The UFC turned a once-illegal blood sport into prime-time entertainment — but before it fully capitalizes, it has some battles left to fight.
Gabriella Conti and James J. Heckman (Chicago): The Economics of Child Well-Being. Sean Williams (Texas): Statistical Children. Meredith J. Peters on parental involvement: How much is enough and what can schools do to encourage it? From Vision, an interview with Christian Smith and Lisa Pearce, authors of Lost in Transition: The Dark Side of Emerging Adulthood; Gina Stepp interviews Ruth Nemzoff, author of Don’t Roll Your Eyes: Making In-Laws Into Family; and three recent books provide insight into why some family relationships seem to be more challenging than others. From TLS, a review essay by Emily Wilson on three millennia of motherhood. One of the most malignant features of modernity since the French Revolution has been the attempt by the State — left or right, fascist, nationalist, socialist, or communist — to take over control of children’s education from parents and local agencies — such as churches and municipalities — and direct that education in the interest of grandiose, intellectually neat, or more efficient plans and aims. Libby Copeland on the worst baby advice ever. John Cheese on 5 arguments parents have (never won) with their kids.