Michael Emerson (CEPS): Europe's Continental Regionalism. Miroslav N. Jovanovic (UN): Was European Integration Nice While it Lasted? Philomila Tsoukala (Georgetown): Narratives of the European Crisis and the Future of (Social) Europe. From the International Journal of the Commons, a special issue on the commons in a changing Europe. Nele Kortendiek reviews Habermas and European Integration: Social and Cultural Modernity Beyond the Nation-State by Shivdeep Grewal. Ulrich Krotz and Joachim Schild on the Franco-German connection and the future of Europe. Italy exposes wider crisis of democracy: Those preaching austerity are contributing to a political meltdown, says Mark Mazower. Stefan Auer on the end of the European Dream: What future for Europe's constrained democracy? Patrice De Beer on Stephane Hessel, the ultimate European.
Gian Fiero (SFSU): The Difference Between Being Smart, Educated, and Intelligent. Gregory Scott Parks (Wake Forest) and Tiffany F. Southerland (Villanova): The Psychology and Law of Hazing Consent. From Ebony, is male bisexuality really real? To many ears, male bisexuality simply means gay. Amazon may seem unstoppable, but Google is powering the counterattack. Keep Calm and Carry On Buying: Will Google and Amazon turn us into anxious information machines? Digital manufacturing with 3D printers is for some enthusiasts an anti-consumer concept, promising a return to a craft ethos and an end to outsourcing — but this may not be the real future of the technique. The two worlds of Viktor Yanukovych’s Ukraine: As Ukraine faces a choice of whether to align itself with Europe or Eurasia, Sergii Leshchenko wonders if there is a way back.
From Transhumanity, can science resurrect the dead?; Franco Cortese on the moral imperative and technical feasibility of defeating death (and part 2); David A. Kekich on the search for a miracle longevity drug to slow, halt or reverse cell senescence; Hank Pellissier on how people who don’t want to live forever are just “suicidal”; are transhumanists “thanatophobic”? No, what’s true is deathists are “vitaphobic”; and does Bill Gates really wants to become immortal? Rick Searle on how life is already eternal, sort of. Aubrey de Grey on how we could dramatically extend healthy life (and part 2). How would you like to invest in immortality? Russian Internet mogul Dmitry Itskov is looking for backers for the world's first immortality research center. Cara Santa Maria on cryonic preservation after death: What does the science say?
Jiafeng Zhu (Hong Kong): Fairness, Political Obligation, and the Justificatory Gap. From the latest issue of The Hedgehog Review, a special section on science and more life, including John F. Kihlstrom (UC-Berkeley): Threats to Reason in Moral Judgment; Lenny Moss (Exeter): Moral Molecules, Modern Selves, and Our “Inner Tribe”; and Thomas de Zengotita (Dalton): Ethics and the Limits of Evolutionary Psychology. Trawling for Babel Fish: Mat Honan on the quest for the universal translator. Jessa Crispin interviews Dana Becker, author of One Nation Under Stress: The Trouble with Stress as an Idea. Can atheists and Muslims support freedom of conscience together? Dark Ecology: Paul Kingsnorth on searching for truth in a post-green world. Clyde Prestowitz on A Tale of Two Trade Deals: Never mind Asia, time to pivot to Europe.
Anna Su (Harvard): Woodrow Wilson and the Origins of International Religious Freedom. Alan E. Brownstein (UC-Davis): Protecting the Religious Liberty of Religious Institutions. Paul Horwitz (Alabama): Defending (Religious) Institutionalism. Andrew Koppelman (Northwestern): And I Don't Care What It Is: Religious Neutrality in American Law. Chad Flanders (SLU): Can We Please Stop Talking About Neutrality? Koppelman between Scalia and Rawls. David Conway reviews Defending American Religious Neutrality by Andrew Koppelman. Move over, abortion: Melissa Steffan on how religious freedom is the new battleground for “Personhood”. Damon Linker on how growing support for gay rights restricts religious freedom. Jay Michaelson on “religious liberty” bullies and their fight against LGBT equality. Roma Downey and Mark Burnett on why public schools should teach the Bible.