Francesco Di Iorio (Duke): Hayek's the Sensory Order and Gadamer's Phenomenological Hermeneutics. The UN International Labour Organization creates a new guide aims to eliminate child slavery, prostitution. Intellectuals and politics: A scholar of intellectual history, Cambridge professor Stefan Collini has entered the thick of controversies over higher education in England. Mark Leon Goldberg on a no-win situation in Syria for the UN and international law. Why won't Obama explain his grand strategy? Stephen Walt wants to know. The Impeachniks Roar: Before you know it, every Republican member of Congress is going to have to take a stand. Why do haters have to hate? Newly identified personality trait holds clues. Vogue makes a complete joke out of Google, and Google doesn’t even notice. Jannis Bruhl on why NSA snooping is a bigger deal in Germany. After slaying of Christopher Lane, Rightbloggers revive the old Ooga Booga. The Monkey Cage blog is moving to the Washington Post. David Carr on how the war on leaks is pitting journalist vs. journalist. Max Fisher on the simple case for (and against) limited U.S. strikes on Syria. Senator Rand Paul says food stamps are just like slavery. Yes, Greenwald is a journalist: The First Amendment doesn't discriminate against being anti-establishment, activist or working for a foreign outlet. Meet the Dread Pirate Roberts, the man behind booming black market drug website Silk Road.

From HBR, the rise of the megacorporation: An interview with Richard Adelstein, author of The Rise of Planning in Industrial America, 1864-1914. When CEOs solved America’s problems: Mark S. Mizruchi on how to revive the post-war era of corporate responsibility. From The Wilson Quarterly, Daniel Akst on automation anxiety: The automation crisis of the 1960s created a surge of alarm over technology’s job-killing effects — there is a lot we can learn from it; and Scott Winship on the truth about jobs: The great American job machine is sputtering, but it has not lost any of its underlying power. David Autor and David Dorn on how technology wrecks the middle class (and more and more). Bryce Covert on how it's not the fault of the long-term unemployed that they can't find jobs. Bismarck is lovely this time of year: To fix the economy, we need to encourage people to start moving again. For immigrants working toward the American Dream, some employers are now helping them reach their dream of becoming Americans. There's a new study that says welfare pays better than work — here's why it's total nonsense. Why do the people raising our children earn poverty wages? Women who care for poor kids are often mothers living in poverty themselves. You can go home again: What’s so awful about living with one’s parents? Kim Velsey on the misery of being merely upper middle class: The haves demand sympathy for not being have-mores.

George C. Edwards (Texas A&M): Persuasion is Not Power. Derek Epp (UNC): Patterns of Change in Mass Political Opinion. Matt Grossmann (Michigan State): How Policy Cues Structure Partisan Opinions. Mark J. Brandt (Tilburg) and Geoffrey Wetherell and Christine Reyna (DePaul): Liberals and Conservatives Show Similarities in Negativity Bias: Evidence from Intolerance, Psychological Threat, and Motivated Reasoning. Timothy J. Ryan (Michigan): No Compromise: Political Consequences of Moralized Attitudes. Jarret Crawford, Sean Modri (CNJ) and Matt Motyl (Virginia): Bleeding-Heart Liberals and Hard-Hearted Conservatives: Subtle Political Dehumanization Through Differential Attributions of Human Nature and Human Uniqueness Traits. Jessica Bulman-Pozen (Columbia): Partisan Federalism. Roderick P. Hartand Colene J. Lind (Texas): Walking the Partisan Line: Mitt Romney in the 2012 Campaign. Michael Rocca, Wendy L. Hansen, and Brittany Ortiz (New Mexico): The Effects of Citizens United on Corporate Contributions in the 2012 Presidential Election. Karen Sebold, Joshua Mitchell, and Andrew J. Dowdle (Arkansas): The Geography of Political Influence in the 2012 Presidential Nomination: Has the Demise of the Public Finance System Increased the Influence of a Few Densely, Populated States? Seth Masket on how our political parties beat campaign finance reform: Did the McCain-Feingold Act of 2002 have any of its intended effects? The Two Washingtons: The politicians are too principled, the lobbyists and journalists are too corrupt — the result is disaster.

Eric Royal Lybeck (Cambridge): Universities, Law, Jurisprudence, and Sociology: A History. The snake that eats itself: Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson on why coups beget coups beget coups. Cory Doctorow on why it matters that you can't own an electronic copy of the Oxford English Dictionary. Dexter Filkins on chemical weapons and the Syrian question. Isolated Peruvian tribe attempts to make contact, asks for food. From Foreign Policy, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Kelsey D. Atherton on how we killed privacy, in 4 easy steps: Stop blaming the NSA — we did this to ourselves; and David Rieff on why nobody cares about the surveillance state: When you've been groped by the TSA, what's a little NSA spying? NSA officers on several occasions have channeled their agency’s enormous eavesdropping power to spy on love interests. The debate over “libertarian populism” may seem, at first blush, like nothing more than a meaningless, dull blogger circle-jerk — and bad and/or nonexistent budget math is the whole secret to making it work. From Mediaite, an interview of Chris Hayes. With his “I have a dream” speech, Martin Luther King threw out a challenge to America — how has it been met, 50 years on? David Warsh on Larry Summers: A (mildly) exculpatory note. Benjamin Wright on a brief history of The New Republic, from Lippmann to Peretz to Hughes. Is individuality the savior of eugenics? Nathaniel Comfort wonders.

David Golemboski (Georgetown): Pierre-Joseph Proudhon on the Social Dimensions of Labor. Lorenzo Coccoli (Rome): “Property Is (Still) Theft!”: From the Marx-Proudhon Debate to the Global Plunder of the Commons. Jonathan S. Davies (De Montfort): Just Do It Differently? Everyday Making, Marxism and the Challenge of Overcoming Neoliberalism. William Clare Roberts (McGill): Contextualizing Marx's Criticism of Commercial Society. Adaner Usmani on Marxism and "Subaltern Studies". Phil Gasper challenges the myth that Marxism has nothing useful to say about the environment — with help from the old man himself. The limits of colour-blind Marxism: David Renton reviews Militant Liverpool: A City on the Edge by Diane Frost and Peter North. A theory without a movement, a hope without a name: Justin Schwartz on the future of Marxism in a post-Marxist world. Chris Byron reviews Dialectics of Human Nature in Marx’s Philosophy by Mehmet Tabak. Here are sample chapters from Marxism and Social Movements, ed. Colin Barker, Laurence Cox, John Krinsky, and Alf Gunvald Nilsen. Marxist and feminist, and Marxist feminists rejoice: Two new open access journals have recently been launched and are now accepting submissions: Pax Marxista and Feral Feminisms. Market forces are working against college degrees in Marx, Lenin and Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam, where the Communist government has resorted to offering free tuition to attract students.

Sara Gebh (New School): Democratic Disobedience: A Different Justification for Civil Disobedience and the Case of Anti-Abortion Activism in the U.S. Let's say we got rid of every tax advantage churches currently enjoy — the revenue implications would be pretty huge. From The Root, Jenee Desmond-Harris on how Martin Luther King’s “Dream” speech became popular; and whether or not we want to admit it, Americans are finally engaging in a national conversation about race and democracy. How American immigrants change the rest of the world: Leon Neyfakh on what we’re ignoring in the great debate over our borders. Should the U.S. make English the official language? Nic Subtirelu on how it isn't the no-brainer policy decision you might think it is. While the National Rifle Association publicly fights against a national gun registry, the organization has gone to incredible lengths to compile information on “tens of millions” of gun owners without their consent. A number of counties in northeastern Colorado are talking about creating a new state and it's more than just talk, as ballot measures and votes are happening in several counties — does this movement have any hope? (and more) A poll asked America which states were the drunkest, the hottest and which had the silliest accents. University rejects pioneer “Denver Boone” mascot as too offensive. Everything I know about America I learned from Stephen King.

Andrea M. Davis (South Carolina): (Un)Stable Space(s): An Ethnography of a (Sometimes) Gay Bar. Dennis F. Thompson (Harvard): Two Concepts of Corruption. From TNR, Russell Jacoby on how Stanley Fish turned careerism into a philosophy; and John Judis on the three most important thinkers about innovation you need to know. From Slate, Saul Of-Hearts on a hippie’s defense of GMOs: I’m a vegetarian yoga instructor, and even I can tell the case against genetically modified food is overblown; and don't believe the hype: The Chamber of Commerce is thrilled with the GOP. Police the police: Dear NSA and NYPD — if you watch us, we’re going to watch you. Why Stephen Hawking has a lot to teach us about celebrity culture: When one of the world's greatest intellects happily admits to being seduced by fame, perhaps the rest of us should stop being so sniffy about it. Calvin Woodward on how to lay the groundwork for a presidential bid, and who's making what moves. Mark Bittman on how not all industrial food is evil. Jack Shafer on journalism’s new Marquee Brothers. Andrea Peterson on how privacy advocates shined light on the NSA’s unconstitutional surveillance: The Electronic Frontier Foundation forced the Obama administration to reveal a 2011 opinion from the secretive FISA court. FBI suspected William T. Vollmann was the Unabomber (and from the latest issue of Bookforum, Vollmann attempts to go off the grid).

Patrick R. Ireland (IIT): European Welfare States and Immigrant Incorporation Strategies. Pablo Cristobal Jimenez Lobeira (CAPPE): European Identity and Other Mysteries: Seeking Out the Hidden Source of Unity for a Troubled Polity. Viktoria Kaina (Jena) and Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski (Wroclaw): EU Governance and European Identity. At long last: Are we finally witnessing politicization of the debate over the future of the EU? Bernardo Gutierrez on Spain’s micro-utopias: The 15M Movement and its prototypes (and part 2). Vamos a la playa: A look at the politics of Europe’s summer holidays. We cherish the southern European lifestyle, yet scorn southern Europeans: Northern Europeans love experiencing the lifestyle of Greece and Italy, even as their hard-headed leaders try to ruin it. He needs your help against the fascists: Bertell Ollman, a professor of politics at New York University, appeals for solidarity on behalf of a Greek scholar facing legal threats from the fascist Golden Dawn party. Cas Mudde on the myth of Weimar Europe: Since the start of the Great Recession, it has become received wisdom that the far right is on the rise across Europe — but not often is the “economic-crisis-breeds-extremism” thesis confronted with actual facts. You can download Right-Wing Extremism in Europe: Country Analyses, Counter-Strategies and Labor-Market Oriented Exit Strategies, ed. Ralf Melzer and Sebastian Serafi.

Move over, Higgs boson: Columbia scientists at the Large Hadron Collider are searching for the key to a unified theory of everything. Two scientists think we can safeguard the world's knowledge against an apocalypse if we store it in DNA — how far-fetched is the idea? Ed Yong meets them to find out. Adam Gurri on how science is a bourgeois pastime. Are we alone? The universe seems to be bursting with planets, and this is profoundly important — but not in the way we might expect. Philosophy from the preposterous universe: Sean Carroll interviewed by Richard Marshall. A scientist goes rogue: Can social media and crowdfunding sustain independent researchers? Against the “Golden Fleece” award: Ben Florsheim on pushing back on Bill Proxmire's anti-science legacy. A high-octane debate has broken out among the world’s physicists about what would happen if you jumped into a black hole. John Wenz on 10 uses for mostly useless chemical elements: Gold, titanium, oxygen — some elements get all the glory, but even the least practical residents of the periodic table can find a purpose. Jonathan Cohn on how the sequester is stifling science. Robots can do a lot for us: They can explore space or they can cut our toenails — but do advances in robotics and artificial intelligence hold hidden threats? Nothing to see here: Craig Callender on demoting the Uncertainty Principle. Jeffrey Marlow on the 10 hottest fields of science research. Matt Simon on the most bonkers scientific theories (almost) nobody believes anymore.

A new issue of Cyberpsychology is out. John G. Culhane (Widener): Sandusky's Victims: Compensation, Vindication, and Blame. Everything was possible: Two years ago, as Egyptians, we had incredible dreams for our country’s future — how did it come to this? Rats in the Laboratory of Democracy: Chris Lehmann on how state legislatures are gaining power, but not for the people. Mark Leon Goldberg on the Syria chemical weapons attack: What's next for the UN? Right-wingers think Fox News has gone pro-gay. Who cares what the Framers thought about the filibuster? Even if the founding fathers thought the filibuster was great, we have no reason to defer to their wisdom any more than we're obligated to protect slavery or deny women the vote. What other secrets does Edward Snowden have to spill? The NSA has said it knows every secret the leaker stole — now it's not so sure. Is there really such a thing as a “workaholic”? There's still no medical definition, but psychologists try their best to separate dedicated employees from true addicts. Andy Greenberg on how “deviant” philosopher Alex Karp built Palantir, a CIA-funded data-mining juggernaut. Nothing to see here: Craig Callender on demoting the Uncertainty Principle (and more). Quinn Norton on Bradley Manning and the Two Americas. The virtues of government secrecy: Eric Posner on the false choice between “secrecy” and “transparency” in the Manning and Snowden debate.