Frederik F. Rosen (DIIS): The Eternal One: The Vision of Centralized Authority in Global Governance Studies and the Lack of a True Beyond? Peter Manifold (DTI): Theoretical Analysis of Global Governance: Realist Perspectives on the Foundations of the United Nations. Raffaele Marchetti (LUISS): Beyond the UN: A World Federal Government? Nancy Birdsall writes in defense of world government. A seat on the United Nations Security Council is not always attractive for states — Erik Voeten explains why. Mark Leon Goldberg on why Security Council elections matter and on what Americans think when they think of the United Nations. Gustavo Flores-Macias and Sarah Kreps on why the rise of China makes the U.S. even lonelier at the UN. When it can’t use troops, the UN’s last peacekeeping tool is its moral voice — what is that worth in the real world? Richard Gowan wonders. Did the U.N. just win its first real war? Colonel Sultani Makenga, the leader of Congo's brutal M23 rebel group, has surrendered. The UN’s Valerie Amos: Advocate for victims of the world’s crises. From The Nation, Andrew Gilmour on Dag Hammarskjold, statesman of the century. Richard Gowan on Ban Ki-moon, Zen master of twitter. Behind the scenes at the UN: Warren Hoge interviews Edie Lederer, the Associated Press chief correspondent at the United Nations. We don't have to worry about asteroids now that the UN is on the case.
Raffaele Marchetti (LUISS): Global Migratory Policies: Neither Closed nor Open Borders. From TNR, Mariah Blake on the fall of the House of Moon: Sex rituals, foreign spies, Biden offspring, and the Unification Church's war-torn first family (and more). Jonathan Chait on how Elizabeth Warren can bring Wall Street’s nightmare to life. Freud does Disney, by William L. Benzon. Carol Blum reviews World Population Policies: Their Origin, Evolution, and Impact by John May. Are there too many people? Whatever the answer, we need a population policy. Crowded planet: Andrew D. Blechman interviews Alan Weisman, author of Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth? Arthur M. Cohen, Carrie B. Kisker, and Florence B. Brawer on how the economy does not depend on higher education. David Abulafia reviews The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words 1000BCE – 1492CE by Simon Schama. Allison Schrager on why the US needs to retire daylight savings and just have two time zones — one hour apart. The U.S. needs to retire Daylight Savings Time and just have 19 time zones — nine minutes apart. Chris Lehmann on the Age of Amazon: Has Jeff Bezos thrust us into a nightmare version of a consumer utopia? Professor Griff, the Illuminati and your fallen heroes: The downfall of Tupac Shakur does mirror what happens to many of our best leaders — they either become the villain or die before they can become the villain.
From Reconstruction, a special issue on politicized (re)productions of gender. In a world where men and masculinity are valued above women and femininity and the voice of god sounds like a man, can there be any sense of justice? I’m not a feminist but: These American teens look up to their strong mothers and believe in equal rights — so why won’t they use the F-word? Noah Berlatsky on what Joss Whedon gets wrong about the word “feminist”. From New Left Project, it is perhaps one of the most used terms in feminist discourse, but the concept of patriarchy has a history that we need to address; and pornography, patriarchy and liberalism: Bob Brecher on re-reading Andrea Dworkin. From New York, what does manhood mean in 2013? Ann Friedman investigates. The Masculine Mystique: For the past decade, the Men's Rights Movement has been gaining traction on the Internet — and growing ever more radical in its attacks on feminists. A good men’s rights movement is hard to find: Jaclyn Friedman on how the rise of men's rights activists is hurting women — and men. In response to the rampant misogyny of the Internet, feminists are putting "misandry" on shirts, hats and jewelry. How Jezebel smashes the patriarchy, click by click: An interview with the website's founder, Anna Holmes, on Photoshopped models, encyclopedic thinking, and why she couldn't care less about male readers (and more and more). Lisa Wade on power, Mickey Mouse, and the infantilization of women. A look at the 20 worst gender-specific products possible.