Lewis Coyne (Cardiff): Heidegger and the Problem of the Sublime. Attila Gyulai (HAS): Between Tropology and Persuasion: Carl Schmitt's Account of Rhetoric Reconsidered. From the inaugural issue of Theoria and Praxis: International Journal of Interdisciplinary Thought, a special section on "The Political", including Gavin Rae (AUC): Violence, Territorialization, and Signification: The Political from Carl Schmitt and Gilles Deleuze; and Isaac D. Balbus (UIC): Between Enemies and Friends: Carl Schmitt, Melanie Klein and the Passion(s) of the Political. Derrida and the marginality of the French intellectual: Emile Chabal reviews The Young Derrida and French Philosophy, 1945-1968 by Edward Baring. The politics of agnosticism: Michael Barnes Norton on Latour and the post-secular. Francois Dosse on 13 things you didn’t know about Deleuze and Guattari (and part 2 and part 3). Joe Hughes reviews The New French Philosophy by Ian James. Jason Farbman interviews Vivek Chibber, author of Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital. One last Derrida attack: Decades after the “Heidegger affairs” sparked vicious media wars between intellectuals in France, philosopher Jean-Pierre Faye is trying to stir things up again with a pamphlet against Jacques Derrida. Justine Lacroix (ULB): Arendt, Human Rights and French Philosophy. Ronjaunee Chatterjee reviews The Singularity of Being: Lacan and the Immortal Within by Mari Ruti. Michael Rectenwald on postmodernism, the academic Left, and the crisis of capitalism. The Bronx now has a monument to Antonio Gramsci.
Rafael Dobado Gonzales, Alfredo Garcia-Hiernaux, and David E. Guerrero (UCM): West versus East: Early Globalization and the Great Divergence. From Distilled, Tobias Schaffner on the demise of love and friendship in public discourse; and don’t click click the guilt away: Yasmine Colijn on how online activism has sedated rather than empowered us. Dylan Matthews on America’s secret intelligence budget, in 11 charts. The vitamin myth: Paul Offit on why we think we need supplements. The Syrian Electronic Army: Matt Buchanan on how the pro-Assad hackers wage war. Mark Bowden on what Snowden and Manning don't understand about secrecy: Government often finds bad reasons to keep information hidden, but the recent indiscriminate leaks are foolish. Fact 1: Atrocities are happening in Syria, and Fact 2: The United States has bombers, cruise missiles, and drones — putting those two facts together does not make the second a solution to the first. When we talk about modern conservatism's being the province of reckless vandalism, this is what we're talking about. Rebel with a cause: Shaun Randol interviews Carne Ross on the Occupy Money Cooperative. A look at the airlines’ endless quest for better boarding. Supermajordammerung: The day of the huge integrated international oil company is drawing to a close. What’s the future of drug policy? Harold Pollack interviews Gil Kerlikowske, America’s “Drug Czar”.
David T. Zaring (Penn): Against Being Against the Revolving Door. Stephane Wolton (Chicago): Good News for People Who Love Bad News: Biased Media and Political Agency. Leigh A Bradberry (Cal State Northridge) and Gary C. Jacobson (UCSD): Does the Tea Party Still Matter? Tea Party Influence in the 2012 Elections. Douglas Chalmers (Columbia): Putting Elections in Their Place: The Limits of Their Role in a Representative Democracy. Thomas J. Leeper (Aarhus): Byproduct Exposure to Politics. Ray Fisman and Tim Sullivan on the most efficient office in the world: It’s run by the United States government. From The Monkey Cage, Andrew Gelman on a theory of the importance of Very Serious People in the Democratic Party; and can public broadcasting make us smarter citizens? John Sides investigates. Research suggests the Senate as an institution is much more responsive to wealthy constituents’ views than to middle- and low-income voters’ policy preferences. Kim Messick on the Tea Party’s paranoid aesthetic: To understand the powerful appeal of the movement to many of its adherents, a narrative history is first required. The trust issue: Pete Peterson on the problem with government isn't its size. Jonathan Chait on how it’ll take more than an apocalypse to unseat House Republicans. Scholarship in public: John Sides and Lynn Vavreck explain why they rewrote rules of how to publish in political science for their book on the 2012 presidential election.