Elizabeth Keyes (Baltimore): Obscured But Not Gone: Race and Immigration Reform. Jack Strauss (Denver): Immigration and Job Creation: Which Comes First? Laura Miller reviews Dreadful Deceit: The Myth of Race from the Colonial Era to Obama’s America by Jacqueline Jones. Online dating shows us the cold, hard facts about race in America. Asya Pereltsvaig on the New York Times “Immigration Explorer” interactive map. Meet Gursant Singh, the Sikh man who wants to arm his turbaned brothers. What does an American look like? The majority of us — even those of us who oppose racism and embrace the idea that the U.S. is a nation of immigrants — hold the belief that America = white. A Pew study finds that native-born Americans are more likely to commit crimes than immigrants. Some cultural groups are superior: Maureen Callahan reviews The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America by Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld. Is the United States a racial democracy? Jason Stanley and Vela Weaver investigate. Who belongs in Fremont, Nebraska? The city of Fremont reopens debate on its anti-immigration ordinance. Joseph Epstein on the Late, Great American WASP: The old U.S. ruling class had plenty of problems, but are we really better off under today's meritocracy? Lise Funderburg on the changing face of America: We’ve become a country where race is no longer so black or white. Why the U.S. is so good at turning immigrants into Americans: Jason DeParle reviews Exodus: How Migration Is Changing Our World by Paul Collier. Emma Aguila and John Godges on how truly comprehensive immigration reform would span the migrant labor lifecycle.
From the Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology, Daniel J. Kruger, Michelle Wehbe, Shelby Lewis and Shana’e Clark (Michigan), Maryanne L. Fisher (St. Mary’s) and Sarah L. Strout (Dominican): Variation in Women's Mating Strategies Depicted in the Works and Words of Jane Austen; Malcolm M. Dow (Northwestern) and E. Anthon Eff (Middle Tennessee State): When One Wife is Enough: A Cross-Cultural Study of the Determinants of Monogamy; Trond Viggo Grontvedt and Leif Edward Ottesen Kennair (NUST): Age Preferences in a Gender Egalitarian Society; and Manuela Thomae (Open) and G. Tendayi Viki (Kent): Why Did the Woman Cross the Road? The Effect of Sexist Humor on Men's Self-reported Rape Proclivity. Michael Serazio on Apple's new ad: Don't worry about jobs, follow your passion. From Jacobin, Miya Tokumitsu on how “do what you love” is the mantra for today’s worker — why should we assert our class interests if, according to DWYL elites like Steve Jobs, there’s no such thing as work? From New York, Jennifer Senior on why adolescence is more brutal for parents than teenagers. Adrian Carrasquillo and Tracy Clayton on the mysterious disappearance of Avonte Oquendo. Peter Van Buren on 10 myths about NSA surveillance that need debunking. Jonathan Chait on how marriage is the Republican answer to inequality. Ignore the Republicans: Obamacare is doing fine. A U.N. report finds that the global private security industry is booming. From The Nation, a look at fifteen Millennial movements to watch this spring.
From The Guardian, Clare Carlisle on Bertrand Russell: philosopher, mathematician and optimist. Rebecca Newberger Goldstein on the vindication of Spinoza, the most lovable of philosophers. Martin Cohen reviews If A then B: How the World Discovered Logic by Michael Shenefelt and Heidi White. Socrates as management consultant: Julie Conti on why executives are embracing philosophy. Why are hundreds of Harvard students studying ancient Chinese philosophy? The professor who teaches Classical Chinese Ethical and Political Theory claims, "This course will change your life". Chinese philosophy lifts off in America. You can download A History of Philosophy in America 1720-2000 by Bruce Kuklick (2002). Luke Muehlhauser interviews Scott Aaronson on philosophical progress. How can we end the male domination of philosophy? Jonathan Wolff wonders (and a response by Mary Midgley). Carol Hay on a feminist Kant. Drake Baer on the workday secrets on the world’s most productive philosophers: Haters gonna hate, thinkers gonna think, philosophers gonna philosophize. When Socrates met Phaedrus: Simon Critchley on eros in philosophy. John Emerson on where philosophy and sex both went wrong. Woody Allen, P.D. James, and Bernard Williams walk into a philosophy book. Play the game: Jack James on rebellious pseudo philosophy; and on stadium philosophers: Marketing Philosophy 101. Begging the question: MG Piety on education and philosophy. Michael H.G. Hoffmann on why the presentation of arguments in logical form has advantages.