Margaretha Wewerinke (Cambridge): Climate Change, Human Rights and the International Legal Order: The Role of the UN Human Rights Council. Will H. Moore and Ryan M. Welch (FSU): Why Do Governments Abuse Human Rights? Obiajulu Nnamuchi (Loyola): Toward a New Human Rights Paradigm: Integrating Hitherto Neglected Traditional Values into the Corpus of Human Rights and the Legitimacy Question. Louis E. Wolcher (Washington): Cultural Diversity and Universal Human Rights. Claudio Corradetti (Oslo): What Does Cultural Difference Require of Human Rights? Mark D. Jacobs and Lester R. Kurtz (George Mason): The Cultural Sociology of Human Rights. Dustin N. Sharp (USD): Human Rights Fact-Finding and the Reproduction of Hierarchies. Philip Alston (NYU): Against a World Court for Human Rights. Laura Van Waas and Monica Neal (Tilburg): Statelessness and the Role of National Human Rights Institutions. Christopher J. Fariss (PSU): Respect for Human Rights Has Improved Over Time: Modeling the Changing Standard of Accountability. Shai Dothan (HUJ): In Defense of Expansive Interpretation in the ECHR. Ali Pourghassab Amiri (Islamic Azad): Development of International Human Rights Regime: An Overview. Radical Transparency: Why we need an amendment to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. From EJIL: Talk!, Marko Milanovic on foreign surveillance and human rights. Human rights without persons? Chiara Bottici reviews Third Person by Roberto Esposito. What is the relationship between human rights and truth? Samantha R. Williams reviews “The Truth About Rights” by Vittorio Bufacchi, and reviews Making Sense of Human Rights by James Nickel.


The inaugural issue of Private Ops Magazine is out. From Philosophy, Ethics, and Humanities in Medicine, Thomas D G Frost, Devan Sinha, and Barnabas J Gilbert (Oxford): Should Assisted Dying Be Legalised? Thomas F. Cotter (Minnesota): Patents, Antitrust, and the High Cost of Health Care. Karen Engle (Texas): The Grip of Sexual Violence: Reading United Nations Security Council Resolutions on Human Security. Daniel Shaviro (NYU): The Economics of Tax Law. Vincent Chetail (HEI): Vattel and the American Dream: An Inquiry into the Reception of the Law of Nations in the United States. From The Washingtonian, Asra Q. Nomani on Danny Pearl’s Final Story. Who’s to blame for the emerging-market crisis? Felix Salmon investigates. Nina Caspersen on the politics of getting online in countries that don’t exist. A taxonomy of movie psychos: Psychiatrist Samuel Leistedt sorts the diagnosable cases from the villains of pure fantasy. Uruguay president Jose Mujica rails against business suits. The hottest club in New York is part of the United Nations, where diplomats get drunk and handsy. Surely they can’t be serious? Matt Patches on the unlikely rise of Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, Hollywood's majorly hated, hugely successful kings of the modern-day spoof. Marc Tracy reviews Collision Low Crossers: A Year Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football by Nicholas Dawidoff. Alice Robb on how the Puppy Bowl is the product of centuries of evolutionary logic. Wanderley Dias da Silva on 15 reasons to date a philosopher.


From Scientific American, Piercarlo Valdesolo on the psychological power of Satan. GOP Senate candidate Kathleen Tonn delivers message in “the Holy Ghost and tongues” to unsaved woman in steam room to confuse Satan. Ken Layne on how shocking new evidence proves Satan is real and lives in America. Rick Wiles says “Satan launched a D-Day invasion of the United States of America in 2012”. Pastor Steven Andrew follows up SOTU address with “God’s State of the Union”, says Obama follows Satan. Right-wing pundits continue to express shock and disgust — and hurl accusations of Satanism — at the 2014 Grammy Awards, blaming this on television producer and writer Norman Lear. From Alternet, Amanda Marcotte on why a satanic goat statue has the Christian right so freaked out: The pagan idol reveals the hypocrisy at the heart of so much fundamentalism; and even Christians are supporting an effort to install a statue of Satan in Oklahoma. Don Imus sidekick Bernard McGuirk sorry for suggesting Satanists “should be shot”. Devilish controversy surrounds 1st Amendment debate. A majority of Americans 18-29 years old now believe in demon possession. Peter Berger on the Americanization of the Devil: Today’s Satanists are not engaged in the worship of evil — what they are engaged in is a classical American exercise, civilizing something that was originally anything but civil. Despite the spooky overtones, modern Satanism actually has a lot in common with self-help, the green movement, and spunky American individualism. Esther Inglis-Arkell on the 9 best Satanic cults in history. Noah Berlatsky on the 18 best songs about the devil: These catchy tunes make the case for the dark side.

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