Steven Klein (Chicago): A Cynical Turn: Max Weber and Hannah Arendt on Value, Domination, and Political Economy. Bryan-Paul Frost (Louisiana): The Case for Kojeve in His Dispute with Leo Strauss. Attila Gyulai (HAS): Between Tropology and Persuasion: Carl Schmitt’s Account of Rhetoric Reconsidered. James Nichols (Claremont McKenna): Why an End to History? Gregory T. Russell (Oklahoma): Voegelin as Philosopher and Realist: The Western Crisis and World Politics. John Laursen (UC-Riverside): Michael Oakeshott, Wendy Brown, and the Paradoxes of Anti-moralism. Zhang Guodong (Fujian Jiangxia): A Critical Interpretation of Leo Strauss’ Thoughts on Machiavelli. Andrew Arato (New School): Lefort, the Philosopher of 1989; Political Theology and Populism; and Multi-Track Constitutionalism Beyond Carl Schmitt. David M. Rasmussen (Boston College): The Emerging Domain of the Political. Nora Willi (Illinois): Surrender: An Essay on the Theory of Sovereignty and Alternative Possibilities. Steven B. Smith on two books about the legacy of Leo Strauss. Shmuel Lederman reviews Prophecy and the Perfect Political Order: The Political Theology of Leo Strauss by Haim O. Rechnitzer. What exactly did Arendt mean by “the banality of evil,” and is it really the case that she would say a whistleblower should simply turn herself in after the deed? Mark Lilla on Arendt and Eichmann: The new truth. Margarethe von Trotta’s biopic of Hannah Arendt is a film about ideas that remains intellectually detached from them.
The inaugural issue of the International Journal of Solution-Focused Practices is out. D. Wendy Greene (Samford): A Multidimensional Analysis of What Not to Wear in the Workplace: Hijabs and Natural Hair. Peek inside your own brain: Peter Hildebrand on the rise of DIY neuroscience. The Internet didn’t change sex: Tracy Clark-Flory interviews Sallie Tisdale, author of Talk Dirty to Me: An Intimate Philosophy of Sex. On filibuster, Obama's a master criminal; on Iran, he's Neville Chamberlain, say Rightbloggers. No, the failure of Obamacare would not lead to single-payer. Elizabeth Drew on Obama: The first term did it. Katharina Lotzen and Harald Wiese review Jane Austen, Game Theorist by Michael Chwe. The coming tech-lash: The tech elite will join bankers and oilmen in public demonology, predicts Adrian Wooldridge. Gross Domestic Freebie: James Surowiecki on G.D.P. in the age of free. Here’s why you really don’t want a strip club next door: A new spatial analysis of sexually oriented businesses finds crime is indeed higher in their wake. A study finds bad behavior gets “paid forward” more than good. Is hacking the future of scholarship? Once scholars begin — and the day is coming — hacking devices to find out more about influential people, the courts and the academic community will be faced with privacy decisions to make. You can download Philosophy of Information: An Introduction by The PI Research Network.
Gerard Caprio Jr. (Williams): Financial Regulation after the Crisis: How Did We Get Here, and How Do We Get Out? Tabea Bucher-Koenen and Michael Ziegelmeyer (Max Planck): Once Burned, Twice Shy? Financial Literacy and Wealth Losses During the Financial Crisis. Did robotraders know the financial crisis was coming? Harry Cheadle on the invisible algorithmic ecology of the stock market. The Wall Street Code: Goldman Sachs/UBS "quant" turned whistle blower Haim Bodek says the stock market is rigged. Never saw it coming: Alan Greenspan on why the financial crisis took economists by surprise. From HBR, Justin Fox on what we’ve learned from the financial crisis. From The Economist, what can we learn from the Depression? Robert Skidelsky on four fallacies of the Second Great Depression. Phillip Swagel on the beginning of the end of the financial crisis. Brad DeLong reviews After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead by Alan Blinder. Alan Pyke on why a credit downgrade for the biggest banks is great news for taxpayers. Street cop: Can the S.E.C. control the financial industry? Big finance is a problem, not an industry to be nurtured: To bring down our debt levels, we cannot avoid shrinking the financial sector, says Dirk Bezemer. Wall Street isn’t worth it: John Quiggin on why cutting the banks down to size is good policy and good politics. Financial reform is about to catch a second wind — and Elizabeth Warren is ready to ride it. Anna Merlan on Benjamin Lawsky, the man who picked a fight with Wall Street.