James Williams (Dundee): Continental Philosophy? Oh, Yes! Halil Gurhanli (Helsinki): Post-Foundationalism of Laclau and Oakeshott: Politics of Faith, Scepticism and Populism. Andrew Oberg (Toyo): Against Rorty: On Judging Heidegger. Laure Paquette (Lakehead): Heidegger, Pride and National Socialism. The recent publication in Germany of the first three volumes of Heidegger’s private philosophical notebooks has brought the controversy roaring back. “This is a worse scandal than finding out that a philosopher was a Nazi”: The heroes of any discipline are the ones who renewed its reasons to exist — for that they will be forgiven anything. Paul de Man was a total fraud: Robert Alter reviews The Double Life of Paul de Man by Evelyn Barish (and more and more). Bye, bye, theory, goodbye: David Winters reviews Elegy for Theory by D.N. Rodowick. Turn left and follow the path of least resistance: Jessica Schmidt reviews Arts of the Political: New Openings for the Left by Ash Amin and Nigel Thrift. Nathan Schneider on Commies for Christ: In Giorgio Agamben’s The Highest Poverty, the monastery and the non-law of monastic codes suggest an alternative approach to life in late capitalism. Murzban Jal on Gramsci and the politics of truth. Ernesto Laclau passes away at 78. Fox recruits Slavoj Zizek to head Cosmos spin-off. For all of those who have to shop for a critical theorist, radical or metaphysical asshole, you may behold the commodification of the revolution. The introduction to Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon, ed. Barbara Cassin. You can download Everyday Life and Cultural Theory by Ben Highmore (2002).
Brent McFerran (Michigan) and Jennifer Argo (Alberta): The Entourage Effect. Ben Abraham (Western Sydney): Fedora Shaming as Discursive Activism. From The Arrow: A Journal of Wakeful Society, Culture and Politics, James K. Rowe on all that is solid melts into the air, all that is holy is Marxist; and is the future back in the picture? Richard Reoch on the quest for a new social vision. The sound of difference: Bernd Brunner on why we find some languages more beautiful than others. How the North ended up on top of the map: Nick Danforth on a cartographic history of what’s up. The rationale for Christian pacifism: Kayumba P. David on the ethic of non-violence in the thought of Stanley Hauerwas. Puerto Rico’s chirpy coqui frogs might be changing their tunes amid climate change. It may be a bad idea to waste resources, but is it illegal? This simple trailer has everything you need to deal with disaster. Three expensive milliseconds: We’re giving huge sums to the financial industry while receiving little or nothing in return. Eric Scott Hunsader, a well-known critic of high-frequency trading, explains how the stock market became “rigged”. The Brecht Forum, organized around the aim of examining the role of the political left in American society, is closing, apparently felled by market forces. In Bundy Ranch's war against the U.S., Rightbloggers pick guess which side. Allowing a bunch of militia freaks and gun-toting thugs to run off federal agents trying to act against a rancher who's refused to pay grazing fees for using federal lands for 20 years seems like a very, very bad idea. Liberal fascism is everywhere: Behold its shocking rise!
Benjamin Lockwood and Charles Nathanson (Harvard) and E. Glen Weyl (Chicago): Taxation and the Allocation of Talent. Linda Sugin (Fordham): Payroll Taxes, Mythology, and Fairness. Jennifer Bird-Pollan (Kentucky): Death, Taxes, and Property (Rights): Nozick, Libertarianism, and the Estate Tax. David Gamage (UC-Berkeley): A Framework for Analyzing the Optimal Choice of Tax Instruments. Jeffrey H. Kahn (FSU) and Gregg D. Polsky (UNC): The End of Cash, the Income Tax, and the Next 100 Years. Paul L. Caron (Pepperdine) and James R. Repetti (BC): Revitalizing the Estate Tax: Five Easy Pieces. Dorothy A. Brown (Emory): Lessons from Barack and Michelle Obama's Tax Returns. Robert W. McGee (Fayetteville State): Political Party Affiliation and the View Toward Income Taxes at the State Level. Colin H. McCubbins (Stanford) and Mathew D. McCubbins (Duke): Cheating on Their Taxes: When are Tax Limitations Effective at Limiting State Taxes, Expenditures, and Budgets? Allison Christians (McGill): Avoidance, Evasion, and Taxpayer Morality. Herita T. Akamah and Wayne B. Thomas (Oklahoma) and Ole-Kristian Hope (Toronto): Tax Havens and Disclosure Aggregation. Is a radical rethinking of international taxation needed? Reuven S. Avi-Yonah reviews Fixing US International Taxation by Daniel Shaviro. “If you are not at the table, you are on the menu”: Corporate lobbyists assail tax overhaul they once cheered. Reihan Salam on why we should slash taxes on parents by jacking them up for nonparents. Paul Krugman on America’s taxation tradition. 150 years of American tax resistance: Romain Huret traces the nation’s long, colorful history of protesting the taxman. Taxed enough already? Hardly — your taxes are really low, in one chart.