Daniel Abebe (Chicago): One Voice or Many? The Political Question Doctrine and Acoustic Dissonance in Foreign Affairs. Harlan Grant Cohen (Georgia): Formalism and Distrust: Foreign Affairs Law in the Roberts Court. More apology than utopia: Ingrid B. Wuerth reviews International Law in the U.S. Legal System by Curtis Bradley. From Politico, a look at America’s 25 most awkward allies. 35 countries where the U.S. has supported fascists, drug lords and terrorists: Nicolas J.S. Davies on a handy A to Z guide to U.S.-backed international crime. From American Diplomacy, Sol Schindler reviews Dancing With the Devil: The Perils of Engaging Rogue Regimes by Michael Rubin; and Peter Kovacs reviews Religion and Public Diplomacy by Philip Seib. America's hip-hop foreign policy: Hisham Aidi on how rap became a battleground in the war on terror. Paul Glastris interviews Anne-Marie Slaughter, policy planning chief in Hillary Clinton’s State Department, on the future of military interventionism. Edward Marks reviews The Demilitarization of American Democracy: Two Cheers for Striped Pants by Lawrence Pope. Doing well by doing good: Benjamin E. Goldsmith, Yusaku Horiuchi and Terence Wood on how foreign aid improves opinions of the U.S. Micah Zenko on the keys to the foreign-policy kingdom: A four-step guide to navigating the pressures and prerogatives of the powers-that-be. Politics stops at the water’s edge? Not recently, says Robert J. Lieber. Edward Luce reviews Zbig: The Man who Cracked the Kremlin by Andrzej Lubowski and The Strategy and Statecraft of Zbigniew Brzezinski by Charles Gati. Jonathan Chait on how Rand Paul’s hostile takeover of the Republican Party is getting more hostile.
From the latest issue of Political Concepts, Stathis Gourgouris (Columbia): Human/Animal; Anat Matar (Tel Aviv): University; Oded Zipory (Stanford): Intelligence; and Yehonatan Alsheh (Free State), Dani Filc (Be Gurion), Naveh Frumer (New School), and Itay Snir (Tel Aviv): Equality. The private lives of public bathrooms: Julie Beck on how psychology, gender roles, and design explain the distinctive way we behave in the world's stalls. Insidious political cliche alert: Stop saying it’s all about the kids. Straight into the Fox News buzzsaw: Thomas Frank on why elite, billionaire liberalism always backfires. The lessons never learnt: The US’s contractors in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars were frequently embroiled in fraud and abuse — now they are looking for business in the US. Jonathan Chait on the Keystone Pipeline sideshow. Dylan Scott on how GOP lawmakers have taken steps to guarantee that many of their poorest residents will remain uninsured under the health care reform law, no matter what happens in the gubernatorial election. The death of the Sunday: The Sunday morning shows once occupied a sacred space in American politics; today, many influential Washington players can’t even remember the last time they watched. How Google Maps and Gmail will distort human history: Alyson Sheppard interviews Simon Garfield, author of On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks. The day has rolled around again when we celebrate Charles Krauthammer’s linking of his, and his administration friends’ credibility to a confident prediction about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.
Scott R. Bauries (Kentucky): Individual Academic Freedom: An Ordinary Concern of the First Amendment. Joseph A Cernik (Lindenwood): Guns, Campus, and the Courts. Richard L. Pate (Sacred Heart): MOOCs and Modern Democracies. From The Atlantic Monthly, Caitlin Flanagan on the dark power of fraternities: A yearlong investigation of Greek houses reveals their endemic, lurid, and sometimes tragic problems — and a sophisticated system for shifting the blame (and a special report on fraternity life). It took 50 years, but the University of Alabama has finally embraced integration. Colorblind notion aside, colleges grapple with racial tension. Dave Levinthal goes inside the Koch brothers' campus crusade: The billionaire industrialists aren’t just investing in politicians, but also young hearts and minds. Tennessee’s Bryan College is forcing its faculty to swear they believe Adam and Eve existed. Sexual assault at God's Harvard: Patrick Henry College was supposed to be a safe place — for these young women, it wasn't. Suzanne Mettler on college, the great unleveler. Is college worth it? Too many degrees are a waste of money — the return on higher education would be much better if college were cheaper. How much is too much to spend on college? One study has an answer. What college will leave you poorest? Jordan Weissmann investigates. The perfect lobby: Too many for-profit colleges leave their students mired in debt and facing grim job prospects — so why doesn’t the government turn off the tap? Dear college, quit asking me for money: Graduates can't find work — so why won't their alma maters quit calling?