Steven Stoft (GEPC): Global Climate Policy: Why and How to Change Course. Shi-Ling Hsu (FSU) and Yoram Bauman (Sightline): Why Conservatives Should Support a Carbon Tax. Michael Burger (Roger Williams) et al: Rethinking Sustainable Development to Meet the Climate Change Challenge. Alan I. Barreca (Tulane), Karen Clay (Carnegie Mellon), Olivier Deschenes (UCSB), and Michael Greenstone and Joseph S. Shapiro (MIT): Adapting to Climate Change: The Remarkable Decline in the U.S. Temperature-Mortality Relationship Over the 20th Century. Glenn Scherer on how the IPCC underestimated climate change: Here are just eight examples of where the IPCC missed predictions. Elizabeth Kolbert on the top ten signs of a warming world. Brad Werner titled his most recent talk at the American Geophysical Union, "Is Earth Fucked?" And he gave the answer too, which is pretty much, yup. Thinking about climate change makes people feel helpless and anxious — but that’s why we must talk about it openly. Michael Brown evaluates how seriously recent claims that global extinction could occur within our lifetime should be taken.
Daniel Joyner (Alabama): The Security Council as a Legal Hegemon. Hayder Al-Mohammad (Keele) and Daniela Peluso (Kent): Ethics and the "Rough Ground" of the Everyday: The Overlappings of Life in Postinvasion Iraq. Tess Lanning on feminism and democratic renewal: What are the lessons we can learn from the history of feminism over the last forty years? The themes of Organizing America, Normal Accidents, and The Next Catastrophe are linked: Multiple, independent producers will distribute power and wealth more broadly; consolidation will concentrate wealth and power. A humanist response to mass murder: Anthony B. Pinn on ripping off the cosmic band-aid. A Chilean judge has ordered the arrest of eight former army officers over the arrest, torture and murder of popular leftist singer Victor Jara during a US-backed military coup in 1973. Alternate States: Jeff Madrick on Oliver Stone’s compulsive — and necessary — historical revisions. John Steele Gordon on the Politically Correct Calendar: Among the more irritating manifestations of political correctness, at least to this historian, is the attempt to replace the terms AD and BC with CE and BCE.
From CRB, is there a method to the GOP's "madness"? A review essay on extremism in defense of liberty by William Voegeli; and moral sense and social science: A review essay on James Q. Wilson by John J. DiIulio, Jr. The solution to the political and moral crisis of our time does not lie in abandoning liberalism or in defending Lockeanism — it rests in the recovery of natural law liberalism, a sustainable public philosophy that is true to reason, to nature, and to Christian belief. Lee Edwards on William F. Buckley Jr., conservative icon. Noah Remnick on the rise of the Right: William F. Buckley’s conservative heirs keep a legacy alive at Yale. Peter Lawler on the diversity of conservative opinion. How did Barack Obama and others who want to radically transform America hijack your grandfather's Democrat party? Don Critchlow has answers. Time to give up or time to fight on? An interview with Larry P. Arnn, president of Hillsdale College. Colleen Flaherty reviews Becoming Right: How Campuses Shape Young Conservatives by Amy J. Binder and Kate Wood. From The University Bookman, Gerald J. Russello on Ten Conservative Books Revisited.
Susan Lepselter (Indiana): The Resonance of Captivity: Aliens and Conquest. Stephen Rushin (UC-Berkeley): The Regulation of Private Police. Andrew Hacker reviews The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail — But Some Don’t by Nate Silver, The Physics of Wall Street: A Brief History of Predicting the Unpredictable by James Owen Weatherall, and Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. From Conversations With History, Harry Kreisler interviews Leon Wieseltier, Literary Editor of the New Republic. A pickpocket’s tale: Adam Green on the spectacular thefts of Apollo Robbins. From Migration Information Source, a look at the top 10 migration issues of 2012. Anthropologist Susan Hayes has used forensic facial approximation techniques to show how the mysterious Flores “hobbit” might have once looked. A dispatch from Edinburgh: Benjamin Morris on Independence Day. "Proust is important for everyone": Gilles Lipovetsky interviews Mario Vargas Llosa on the relative merits of "high" and "mass" culture in the contemporary world. Here are 6 harsh truths that will make you a better person.
From M/C Journal, a special issue on marriage. Matthew B. O'Brien (Villanova): Why Liberal Neutrality Prohibits Same-Sex Marriage: Rawls, Political Liberalism, and the Family. Nan D. Hunter (Georgetown): The Future Impact of Same-Sex Marriage: More Questions than Answers. Max D. Siegel (George Mason): The Future of Family. Thirteen Theses on Marriage: Nine scholars and writers respond to pointed propositions about sex, gender, and marriage. But why do they leave? Two decades after Fortune et infortune de la femme mariee, Francois de Singly returns to his first love and continues his exploration of female destiny within marriage. Getting the government out of the marriage business sounds like a good idea, until we consider the dangers to women and girls. Jennifer Merchant reviews Between a Man and a Woman: Why Conservatives Oppose Same-Sex Marriage by Ludger H. Viefhues-Bailey. Tom S. Clark and Benjamin E. Lauderdale on the dimensions of law and the same-sex marriage cases. David Cole reviews From the Closet to the Altar: Courts, Backlash, and the Struggle for Same-Sex Marriage by Michael J. Klarman. Approved in 2048, the abolition of marriage turned upside down not only the sexual organization of society but also the idea of lineage.