From fifteeneightyfour blog, Donald T. Critchlow on a who’s who of when Hollywood was Right, why some Reagan supporters did not support Goldwater in 1964, why Barry Goldwater fell out with Ronald Reagan, and what the Left and the Right can learn from Hollywood politics. Lawrence Freedman on how Reagan’s Southern strategy gave rise to the Tea Party. From Salon, Josh Eidelson interviews Frances Fox Piven on the Tea Party and slaveholder ideology; and Theda Skocpol on what drives the angry right. Is the Tea Party racist? Ask some actual, out-of-the closet racists. Peter Beinart on Sam’s Club Republicans vs. the Tea Party. Even if the Tea Party flames out, right-wing populism could hobble America for decades. Reading from Left to Right: A symposium on American Dreamers and The Reactionary Mind. Jeremy Varon reviews A New Dawn for the New Left: Liberation News Service, Montague Farm, and the Long Sixties by Blake Slonecker. Peter Beinart on the rise of the New New Left (and more and more). From Jacobin, Evan Burger on a selfish Left: The Left doesn’t need a renewed emphasis on morality; and Chris Maisano on social democracy for our time. Jonathan Cohn on how liberals have won a lot — here's one reason. Liberalism’s greatest critic: Gerald Russello reviews For the Republic: Political Essays by George Scialabba. The Nationalist Left rises: Post-1960s progressives have been captured by a spirit of militarism. Cole Carter on how a revived utopianism will amount to nothing if the left doesn’t change the way it relates to the American people.
A new issue of the Journal of Business Anthropology is out. Margaret E. Peters (Yale): Open Trade, Closed Borders: Immigration Policy in the Era of Globalization. From New Formations, a conversation with AAAAARG, Chto Delat?, I Cite, Mute, and Neural (Jodi Dean, Sean Dockray, Alessandro Ludovico, Pauline van Mourik Broekman, Nicholas Thoburn, and Dmitry Vilensky), practitioners of independent political media, focusing on the diverse materialities of independent publishing associated with the new media environment; and #MySubjectivation explores some of the implications changes in the media landscape, including those associated with the development of corporate social media and social networks such as Twitter and Facebook, have for the ways in which theorists and philosophers create, perform and circulate research and knowledge. From Jacobin, Ramon Glazov goes behind the bizarre ideology that fuels Adbusters. Kevin Drum on the real-world consequences of Obama Derangement Syndrome. Rightbloggers say Obamacare website can't ever be fixed, might's well give up right now. Jonathan Cohn on Obamacare's worst-case scenarios. “If you like your plan, you can keep it” — well, not exactly. Obamacare is radically changing the individual insurance market — and that's a very good thing (and more). When should a young writer write for free? Daniel D’Addario wonders.
A new issue of Lyceum is out. Jake Nebel (Oxford): Status Quo Bias, Rationality, and Conservatism about Value. J. Adam Carter and Emma C. Gordon (Edinburgh): A New Maneuver Against the Epistemic Relativist. Josh May (UAB): Skeptical Hypotheses and Moral Skepticism. Deflationism and Wittgenstein: Paul Horwich interviewed by Richard Marshall. Restoring F. P. Ramsey: David Papineau on why Wittgenstein’s one-time friend and nemesis might now be remembered as the greatest philosopher of the twentieth century. Kevin Mulligan reviews The Evolution of Modern Metaphysics: Making Sense of Things by A. W. Moore. Kevin Hartnett wonders. L.A. Paul is a deep howdy of metaphysics. Massimo Pigliucci on three and a half thought experiments in philosophy of mind. The first chapter from Would You Kill the Fat Man? The Trolley Problem and What Your Answer Tells Us about Right and Wrong by David Edmonds. Nigel Warburton on how philosophy should be conversation, not dogma — face-to-face talk about our place in the cosmos and how we should live. Raam P. Gokhale on People for the Ethical Treatment of Ethics: A Dialogue on the Nature and Basis of Ethical Discourse. Ariane Lange on 12 types of food improved by famous philosophers. A blockbuster about Plato, starring Brad Pitt? Paul Redding on why philosophy is not a “ridiculous” pursuit — it is worth funding. The latest issue of Philosopher’s Annual is out, on the ten best articles published in philosophy each year.