Petra Vejvodova (Masaryk): The Identitarian Movement: Renewed Idea of Alternative Europe. Aristotle Kallis (Lancaster): When Fascism Became Mainstream: The Challenge of Extremism in Times of Crisis. Europe is busy partying like it’s 1939: “When the time comes to choose between picking up a rifle and dying, we’ll find out if the human instinct for self-preservation has successfully been bred out of the men of Europe”. Anna Katharina Schaffner reviews Hi Hitler! How the Nazi Past is Being Normalized in Contemporary Culture by Gavriel D. Rosenfeld. It’s been 25 years since German reunification — why are former East Germans responsible for so much xenophobic violence? Jenny Leonard on how Germany’s history is fueling hatred, goodwill, and lots of confusion amid refugee crisis.

Ishaan Tharoor on how Europe’s fear of Muslim refugees echoes rhetoric of 1930s anti-Semitism. From anti-Semitism to Islamophobia: Farid Hafez on the European far Right’s strategic shift. Are they Charlie? Henri Astier on sharply constrasting interpretations of the Charlie Hebdo affair. Angelique Chrisafis on Emmanuel Todd, the French thinker who won't toe the Charlie Hebdo line. Angelique Chrisafis on how Right-wing “new reactionaries” stir up trouble among French intellectuals. Can free thinking continue amid authoritarian culture? With Hungary accused of “undermining democratic values”, Malcolm Gillies considers to what extent universities with a liberal mission can flourish in “illiberal” societies (and more). Matthaios Tsimitakis on how Greece’s fascists are gaining.


Matthew Saul (Oslo): The Practice of Shared Responsibility in Relation to Internationally Administered Territories. Ana Swanson on how one chart captures why China’s letting families have more kids. Reality sucks: Leading GOP candidates aren’t at war with the press — they just have a problem with the truth. The problem for Republicans is that substantive questions about their policy proposals end up sounding like hostile attacks — but that's because the policy proposals are ridiculous, not because the questions are actually unfair. Alex Pareene on why Jeb Bush should become a Democrat. Will Paul Ryan be the next Newt Gingrich? The magic of the free market has eliminated the problem of anti-LGBT discrimination in the workplace, without any onerous regulations, just like it eliminated racial discrimination without burdensome civil-rights laws. The attack on Germaine Greer shows identity politics has become a cult. Cory Doctorow on promoting statistical literacy: A modest proposal.


Gottfried Schweiger and Gunter Graf (Salzburg): A Philosophical Examination of Social Justice and Child Poverty. Gottfried Schweiger (Salzburg): Humiliation and Justice for Children Living in Poverty. Roberto A. Ferdman on the remarkable thing that happens to poor kids when you give their parents a little money. Jesse Singal on how parents’ unpredictable work schedules harm kids. Noam Scheiber on how an area’s union membership can predict children’s advancement. Claude S. Fischer reviews Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis by Robert Putnam and Labor’s Love Lost: The Rise and Fall of the Working-Class Family in America by Andrew Cherlin. Bryce Covert on the unusual alliance trying to fix America’s broken child care system. Radley Balko on child protective services and the criminalization of parenthood. When did parents get so scared? When you were a kid, you probably spent hours outside and unsupervised — it’s not that way anymore. Dear parents: This is what happens when you tell your kids they’re better at sports than they actually are. Parents: Let your kids fail — you’ll be doing them a favor.


A new issue of the Journal of African American Males in Education is out. Martin P. Smith, Louis Harrison Jr., and Anthony L. Brown (Texas): The Misintegration of the Negro: A Historical Analysis of Black Male Habitus in Sport and Schooling. Quaylan Allen (Chapman): ‘‘I’m Trying to Get My A’’: Black Male Achievers Talk about Race, School and Achievement. Damon Tweedy on what it’s like to be a black man in medical school. Dead or in jail: Wilbert L. Cooper on the burden of being a black man in America. From Daily Nous, Christopher Lebron, Myisha Cherry, and Neil Roberts on Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me (and more and more and more).

From TPM, parenting while black: Carla Murphy interviews Toya Graham on violence, fear and Freddie Gray. Herstory: Treva Lindsey on a brief and painful history of state violence against black women and girls. Gregory Scott Parks (Wake Forest) and Caryn Neumann (Miami U): Lifting as They Climb: Race, Sorority, and African American Uplift in the 20th Century. Inside the world of the black elite: Jason Parham interviews Margo Jefferson, author of Negroland: A Memoir. Toni Lester (Babson): Oprah, Beyonce, and the Girls Who “Run the World”: Are Black Female Cultural Producers Gaining Ground in Intellectual Property Law? Obama honors “foot soldiers” in civil rights movement — black women.


James T Booker (APUS): Nietzsche’s Superman: Why the Idea Flourished in the United States in the First Several Decades at the Turn of the Twentieth Century. Jacqui Shine reviews A War for the Soul of America: A History of the Culture Wars by Andrew Hartman. Now that gay marriage is a done deal, who remains to disapprove of? Andrew Gelman on the next target in the culture war (and more). Welcome to Artprize, a “radically open” far-Right art competition in Grand Rapids. West Virginia power company president admits coal is doomed. Jessica Valenti on how Gamergate didn’t fade into obscurity — we just stopped noticing its existence. The first chapter from Finding Equilibrium: Arrow, Debreu, McKenzie and the Problem of Scientific Credit by Till Duppe and E. Roy Weintraub. Wall Street had five years to prove they can control their computers — they failed. Helaine Olen on the grandparent trap: The shameful problem of elder financial abuse is only going to get worse.


Timothy Burns (Baylor): Poetry and Philosophy: A New Look at an Old Quarrel. John Uebersax (Cal Poly): Divinus Plato: Is Plato a Religious Figure? Kevin Tobia (Yale): Does Religious Belief Infect Philosophical Analysis? From Nordic Wittgenstein Review, Soren Stenlund (Uppsala): The Origin of Symbolic Mathematics and the End of the Science of Quantity. Either cause and effect are the very glue of the cosmos, or they are a naive illusion due to insufficient math — but which? Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos (Westminster): Epistemologies of Doubt. Richard Samuels (OSU) and Stephen P Stich (Rutgers): Irrationality: Philosophical Aspects. Is there a word more overused in philosophy nowadays than “intuition”? Bryan Frances (Fordham): Why the Vagueness Paradox is Amazing. Nilanjan Bhowmick (Delhi): Telling Philosophy Apart. Finn Janning on philosophy for everyday life. What’s your strangest philosophical belief? The think tank Berggruen Institute creates $1 million philosophy prize because “ideas matter”.


Paul Gavrilyuk (St. Thomas): Russian Political Theology: Berdyaev, Bulgakov, and the Eurasians. Who is Aleksandr Dugin? Ronald Beiner explains. In a rising Russia, patriotism is the order of the day; for some Tatars, Russia’s biggest minority, that’s good news — others are refusing to buy in. Charles King on how you can’t understand how Russians think by reading Russian literature. Charles J. Reid (St. Thomas): Vladimir Putin’s Culture of Terror: What Is to Be Done? Stefan Meister (DGAP): Five Misconceptions about the Putin System. Cathy Young on the man who predicted Putin: Vladimir Voinovich, Russia’s 82-year-old satirist, on why the rise of a KGB man was inevitable but why Russia’s decline and fall into authoritarianism doesn’t have to be. Amanda Taub and Johnny Harris on how bizarre, ultra-manly photos help Putin stay in power. Russia’s media watchdog says no more celebrity Internet memes. The agency: From a nondescript office building in St. Petersburg, Russia, an army of well-paid “trolls” has tried to wreak havoc all around the Internet — and in real-life American communities.


David Gunkel (Northern Illinois): Social Contract 2.0: Terms of Service Agreements and Political Theory (“the most influential and important political documents of the twenty-first century are not necessarily the constitutions and charters written for new or reconfigured nation states, but the often-overlooked terms of service agreements that users must sign (or, more precisely, click “agree”) in order to participate in social networks like Facebook, Second Life, Google+, Bebo, etc.”). Phoebe Maltz Bovy on Justin Trudeau and the case for reclaiming “pretty boy”. The GOP has a new speaker, but he's stuck with the same doomed strategy. Mariana Mazzucato makes the case for the entrepreneurial state. Why do some people believe conspiracy theories? It’s not just who or what they know — it’s a matter of intellectual character. America’s $70 billion shame: People spent more money playing the lottery last year than on books, video games, and tickets for movies and sporting events combined.


The inaugural issue of Politics and Animals is out, including Tony Milligan (KCL): The Political Turn in Animal Rights; Paola Cavalieri (Etica and Animali): The Meaning of the Great Ape Project; Sue Donaldson and Will Kymlicka (Queen’s): Farmed Animal Sanctuaries: The Heart of the Movement?; and Elisa Aaltola (Eastern Finland): Politico-Moral Apathy and Omnivore’s Akrasia: Views from the Rationalist Tradition. Put your morals where your mouth is: Corby Kummer reviews Pig Tales: An Omnivore’s Quest for Sustainable Meat by Barry Estabrook. Pachyderm politics: Deborah L. Manzolillo reviews Elephant Don: The Politics of a Pachyderm Posse by Caitlin O’Connell. John Martin on how elephants are more human than we realize. Florian Leonhard Wustholz (Fribourg): Self-Consciousness in Animals: Advantages and Problems of a Multipronged Approach. Just how happy are the pigs that end up at Whole Foods? Yuval Noah Harari on how industrial farming is one of the worst crimes in history.

Deanne Stillman writes an open letter to Dr. William Palmer, dentist, hunter. Why do hunters think it’s cool to kill lions? Cecil the Lion’s death opens question of why illegal poaching of protected animals is still so common (and more and more and more). White men poaching animals in Zimbabwe? Yup, that’s been going on for a long, long time (and more). Hunting Rebecca Francis: In an age of social-media shaming, a single tweet can launch a crusade — but maybe Ricky Gervais should have picked another woman to mess with. To truly end animal suffering, the most ethical choice is to kill wild predators (especially Cecil the Lion). Norimitsu Onishi on how the outcry for Cecil the Lion could undercut conservation efforts. Kerry Howley on what we mourned when we mourned Cecil.


Bret Boyce (Detroit-Mercy): Sexuality and Gender Identity under the Constitution of India. Dhrubajyoti Bhattacharjee (ICWA): South Asia and the Alternate Sexual Life Style. Brinda Bose (Jawaharlal Nehru): Notes on Queer Politics in South Asia and its Diaspora. Kaustav Bakshi (Calcutta): Arekti Premer Golpo: The Yesteryear Female Impersonator, the Post-liberalization Transvestite and a Queer Stereotype. What it’s like to be gay in modern India: After 20 years of living in San Francisco, Sandip Roy returned to India, a country where everyone wants to know your business and where the idea of a man living alone is baffling. Kyle G. Knight on a queer internet space with a simple goal: safe housing for gay people in India. India has outlawed homosexuality — but it’s better to be transgender there than in the U.S. Tahmima Anam on transgender rights, Bangladesh style. In Afghan culture, the longstanding practice of switching gender roles for boys and girls has different intentions, but similar, disorienting results for the victims; how did these practices begin, and how do they reflect the larger gender politics of Afghanistan?

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