Evan J. Criddle (William and Mary): A Sacred Trust of Civilization: Fiduciary Foundations of International Law. Joe McMahon (UCD): The Responsibility to Protect: Questions and Answers? Jacqueline Mowbray (Sydney): International Authority, the Responsibility to Protect and the Culture of the International Executive. James G. Stewart (UBC): Ten Reasons for Adopting a Universal Concept of Participation in Atrocity. Cassandra Steer (Amsterdam): Ranking Responsibility? Why We Should Differentiate between Participants in Mass Atrocity Crimes. Leora Bilsky (Tel Aviv): The Eichmann Trial: Toward a Jurisprudence of Eyewitness Testimonies of Atrocity? R A Duff (Stirling): Can We Punish the Perpetrators of Atrocities? Shaun Larcom (Cambridge), Mare Sarr (Cape Town), and Tim Willems (Oxford): What Shall We Do with the Bad Dictator? Margaret M. DeGuzman (Temple): Harsh Justice for International Crimes? The first chapter from Responding to Genocide: The Politics of International Action by Adam Lupel and Ernesto Verdeja. Why hasn’t the principle adopted by the UN in 2005 to prevent genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and ethnic cleansing — known as the Responsibility to Protect — helped to stop the war crimes in Syria? Adam Lupel interviews Jennifer Welsh. Anjli Parrin on the politics of preventing genocide. Michael Ignatieff on Raphael Lemkin, the unsung hero who coined the term "genocide". Samantha R. Williams writes in defence of Raphael Lemkin's definition of genocide: To what extent has the definition of genocide developed since Lemkin's initial conception of it? Jay Ulfelder on a multimodel ensemble for forecasting onsets of state-sponsored mass killing.
Victor C. Romero (Penn State): A Meditation on Moncrieffe: On Marijuana, Misdemeanants, and Migration. Jennifer Farrell (Chicago): Masculine Equestrian, Promiscuous Rustic Tribade, or Royal Highness? Analyzing the Controversial Portraiture of Marie Antoinette. Philip J. Cook and Kimberly D. Krawiec (Duke): A Primer on Kidney Transplantation: Anatomy of the Shortage. Brian Leiter (Chicago): The Innocence of Becoming (and an untimely review of Friedrich Nietzsche's Twilight of the Idols). “CEOs are pretty normal people, who have a pretty shallow understanding of most things in the news, and who can often be stupid and/or obscene, especially when drunk”: Felix Salmon on what Davos is about. 4 years after Citizens United, outside campaign spending has skyrocketed — welcome to the future of American elections. Erich Hatala Matthes reviews Modern Honor: A Philosophical Defense by Anthony Cunningham. Arthur Herman on his book The Cave and the Light: Plato versus Aristotle, and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization (and more). X-Men: First Class and the political: Tomasz Sikora on the liberal mind and its mutants. Thirteen charts that explain how Roe v. Wade changed abortion rights. A Republican Party that reprises the Bush era was a grim and unfathomable prospect in 2008, and is not exactly palatable now — but in the wake of the party’s thrall to Ayn Rand and Rand Paul and Paul Ryan, a return to Bushism sounds almost comforting.
Jeren Guzman (UPR): ¿Para Baila’ y Revolucionar? Salsa as Political Discourse. Alexis Anja Kallio and Heidi Partti (Sibelius): Music Education for a Nation: Teaching Patriotic Ideas and Ideals in Global Societies. Will Studdert (Kent) “The Death of Music”: The Nazis’ Relationship with Jazz in World War II. Danny Downing (Hull): Defending the Realm: National Identity, Heritage and Nationalism in Black Metal. Noah Berlatsky on fascism and black metal: The mainstream is interested in the first, but not the second. Tom Jacobs goes inside the head of a headbanger: New research suggests that, for some fans, heavy metal music fills deep-seated psychological needs. Music as medicine: Researchers are exploring how music therapy can improve health outcomes among a variety of patient populations. Kim Kankiewicz on the recurring dreams of marching band alums: Why is it that, even years after packing up their instruments, many marching band members experience the same anxiety-inducing nightmares? From Religions, a special issue on music and spirituality. Brendan I. Koerner on how there really is a conference where nerds study videogame music. The haunting music that takes you back 1,800 years: Expert records “100% accurate” version of song as heard in ancient Greece. Kelsey D. Atherton on using folk music to track human migration. Research suggests evidence of ancient human history is encoded in music's complex patterns. The Last Symphony: John Halle on how today’s elite lacks the patience and culture for classical music. Requiem: Classical music in America is dead. Accordions — so hot right now: Once considered glamorous and sexy, then forgotten, the instrument is making a comeback.