Chang Yau Hoon (Singapore Management): Rethinking Religious Tradition and Authority in the Postmodern World. Eva Sadia Saad (Dhaka): Religious Pluralism: A Critical Review. Kristine Kalanges (Notre Dame): Religious Liberty: Between Strategy and Telos. Jonas Jakobsen (Tromso): Habermas, Taylor and Religion in the Public Sphere. Frederick Mark Gedicks (BYU) and Pasquale Annicchino (EUI): Cross, Crucifix, Culture: An Approach to the Constitutional Meaning of Religious Symbols. Domenico Melidoro (LUISS): Is Religion Special? A Question on the Possibility of Singling Out Religion. Karen Jordan (Louisville): A Christian Vision of Freedom and Democracy: Neutrality as an Obstacle to Freedom. Danny Cohen-Zada and Oren Rigbi (Ben-Gurion) and Yotam M. Margalit (Columbia): Does Religiosity Affect Support for Political Compromise? The new intolerance: In this provocative challenge to the left, Cristina Odone argues that liberalism has become the new orthodoxy — and there is no room for religious believers to dissent (and a response). What is this thing called law? Joshua Berman on the Jewish legal tradition and its discontents. Beyond the Catholic-Protestant divide: Brenna Moore reviews Brad Gregory’s The Unintended Reformation: How a Religious Revolution Secularized Society. Dwight Longenecker on the global war on Christians. Are there really 100,000 new Christian martyrs every year? Craig Considine on what Europe's far-right parties can learn from Islam. Andrew F. March reviews The Impossible State: Islam, Politics, and Modernity’s Moral Predicament by Wael Hallaq and Questioning Secularism: Islam, Sovereignty, and the Rule of Law in Modern Egypt by Hussein Ali Agrama. Plato’s mistake: One person’s religious fanatic is another person’s freedom fighter; hardly an excuse, more like a choice between the devil and the deep blue sea.
Alexander Guerrero (Penn): Coercion, Political Accountability, and Voter Ignorance: The Mistaken Medicaid Expansion Ruling in NFIB v. Sebelius. W.A. Borody (Nipissing): The Japanese Roboticist Masahiro Mori’s Buddhist Inspired Concept of “The Uncanny Valley”. From TNR, Alec MacGillis on how Chris Christie's entire career reeks — it's not just the bridge. Igor Volsky on how one billionaire’s idea to give rich people more votes is already in the works. Geoff Dyer interviews Glenn Greenwald on his abrasive approach and his new online venture. Professors, we need you: Academics are some of the smartest minds in the world — so why are they making themselves irrelevant? (and a response by Corey Robin). Chemical cures for the lovesick: As we discover more about love's neural basis, we are getting closer to a way of curing its ills. Thomas Frank on the matter with Kansas now: Democrats believe demographics alone will defeat the Tea Party, but it's a smug fantasy — economic populism's the answer. U.N. report suggests charging North Korean leaders with crimes against humanity. How to re-engineer the world: A review of Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread — The Lessons from a New Science by Alex Pentland. A seismic shift in social behavior has occurred over the last decade that was not forecasted by futurists: We have become the Interruptive Society — interrupting and interrupted. SCOTUS and Pincites: Robert Kurzban on how the publication process in legal scholarship ought to be a point of deepest shame for those publishing in the (social) scientific literature.
Peter Olsthoorn (NLDA): Virtue Ethics in the Military. Yvonne Zylan (Hamilton): Soldiers and Mothers Revisited. Joel A. C. Baum and Anita M. McGahan (Toronto): The Reorganization of Legitimate Violence: The Contested Terrain of the Private Military and Security Industry During the Post-Cold War Era. Rosa Brooks on Obama vs. the Generals. Does it matter that Congress now has the lowest proportion of veterans since World War II? Robert Leider on federalism and the military power of the United States. Thomas C. Bruneau on America's enduring military. Katherine C. Epstein on torpedos and the military-industrial complex: How a 19th-century technology helped create the national security state. From Busted Halo, will soldiers go to Hell if they kill someone? William McNulty on how the appalling suicide rate among recent veterans is linked to the existential emptiness of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The reverse draft: Joseph Hatfield on bringing the military and society back together. Halef Cevrioglu on the perils of military professionalization. "A change long overdue": Nora Caplan-Bricker interviews Rep. Tulsi Gabbard on the first year of women in combat. Are U.S. veterans selfish? As the Pentagon budget vise tightens, those who served complain over cuts. Mark Thompson on why U.S. troop deaths in Iraq were worth it: Army chief and top commando cite reasons for the ultimate sacrifice. Multiple Marines: Georgia family has all 4 children on active duty. Aspiring superheroes and military fans can quite easily get their hands on military-grade technology, writes Jeremy Wilson. Marine Corps Times will be returned to its usual newsstand location at base exchange stores after an abrupt decision to move the independent newspaper away from checkout lines proved unpopular and raised questions about motive.