Shawn Kaplan (Adelphi): Punitive Warfare, Counterterrorism and Jus Ad Bellum. Christos Boukalas (Cardiff): No Exceptions: Authoritarian Statism, Agamben, Poulantzas and Homeland Security. Amitai Etzioni (GWU): A Liberal Communitarian Paradigm for Counterterrorism. Christina Eckes (ACELG): Individuals in a Pluralist World: The Implications of Counter‐Terrorist Sanctions. Aziz Z. Huq (Chicago): The Political Psychology of Counterterrorism. Fiona De Londras (Durham): Counter-Terrorist Detention and International Human Rights Law; and Counter-Terrorist Judicial Review as Regulatory Constitutionalism. Ben Saul and Mary Flanagan (Sydney): Torture and Counter-Terrorism. Peter Margulies (Roger Williams): The NSA in Global Perspective: Surveillance, Human Rights, and International Counterterrorism. Sudha Setty (WNE): Country Report on Counterterrorism: United States of America. Before the smoke cleared: Brian Michael Stewart on decision-making in the immediate aftermath of 9/11. Tanjil Rashid reviews The Muslims are Coming! Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror by Arun Kundnani. Katherine Hawkins on the terrorism that torture didn’t stop: Supporters of “enhanced interrogation” tout dubious claims of its effectiveness but ignore two cases where it failed to thwart terrorism. David Rhode on how our fear of Al-Qaeda hurts us more than Al-Qaeda does. The falsified War on Terror: Peter Dale Scott on how the US has protected some of its enemies. Neo-democracy, national security, and liberty: David Cole reviews Liberty and Security by Conor Gearty. The world is becoming a safer place for all — except terrorists.
Andrew Tutt (Yale): Aftermarketfailure: Windows XP's End of Support (“Why software monopolists should be legally required to help other companies provide ongoing support for their products”.) Lee Walker (Sydney): History of Foreign State Immunity. Gary E. Hollibaugh Jr. (Georgia): Amateurs or Ambassadors? The Political Determinants of Professional Diplomats. From The Baffler, Chris Lehmann on neoliberalism, the revolution in reverse. Why we’re in a new Gilded Age: Paul Krugman reviews Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty. Is wingnuttism anything more than ill-informed nostalgia for a world that never existed? Beth Spencer wonders. Jonathan Chait on Obama, racism, and the presumption of innocence. Heartbleed is a catastrophic bug in OpenSSL, on a scale of 1 to 10, it is an 11. Everything is terrible, everything is fake, we are all riding along on rapids of misplaced confidence and beautiful illusions that all will be okay while the world remains ugly and insecure — why would the Internet be any better when the Internet is best at making everything the absolute worst version of what's real? This is not a Barbie doll — this is an actual human being. Turkey has generally been recognized for free and fair elections — what went wrong this time? A video game without rules inevitably devolves into Lord of the Flies: In a game where players can act out any kind of sadistic fantasy on each other — from taking hostage to force-feeding poison to breaking kneecaps — what incentive is there for humans to express their humanity?
Achille C. Varzi (Columbia): The Magic of Holes. Jeremy Wisnewski (Hartwick): The Misgivings of a Pop Culture Enthusiast: On the Intersection of Philosophy and Entertainment. From Essays in Philosophy, a special issue on Public Philosophy, including Greg Littmann (Southern Illinois): Writing Philosophy for the Public is a Moral Obligation; and Matt Chick (WUSTL) and Matthew LaVine (Buffalo): The Relevance of Analytic Philosophy to Personal, Public, and Democratic Life. Postmodern philosophy and truth on the go: Tim Crane reviews Truth: Philosophy in Transit by John D. Caputo. Stephen Cave reviews Are You an Illusion? by Mary Midgley. Andrew Anthony on Mary Midgley: A late stand for a philosopher with soul. Zan Boag interviews John Searle: “It upsets me when I read the nonsense written by my contemporaries”. Is philosophy stupid? Richard Carrier investigates. Playing with Plato: Philosophers eager to write for popular audiences are finding readers who want answers science can’t offer. Why study philosophy? Hope Reese interviews Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, author of Plato at the Googleplex (and more and more and more and more). Carolyn Gregoire on the unexpected way philosophy majors are changing the world of business. The introduction to The Moral Background: An Inquiry into the History of Business Ethics by Gabriel Abend. Helen Douglas on philosophical counseling as a practice of emancipation. From Existential Comics, a look at the publication of Dungeons & Dragons and Philosophers; and how the Germans play monopoly.