From The New Yorker, how can ISIS be defeated? Colin Daileda on why the Islamic State isn't invincible online. Kaveh Waddell on why shutting down jihadist websites won’t stop terrorism: Censoring the Web isn’t just illiberal — it’s bad policy. Paul Rogers on ISIS’s plan, and the west’s trap: The pattern of conflict since 2001 teaches a lesson that western states refuse to learn. There is no military solution: Could ISIL be strengthened by U.S., French, Russian bombing? Eli Berman and Jacob N. Shapiro on why ISIL will fail on its own: As a movement, it’s dangerous — but as a state, it’s collapsing. Gordon Brown on a powerful antidote to the Islamic State. Want to stop Islamic terrorism? Be nicer to Muslims. Want to help the Islamic State recruit? Treat all Muslims as potential terrorists. David Rothkopf on how our reaction to terrorism is more dangerous than the terrorists: From crazed demagogues like Donald Trump to uncoordinated, strategically incoherent, leaderless counterstrikes, we’re spiraling toward a riskier tomorrow.


David Ong (Peking): Education and Income Attraction: An Online Dating Field Experiment. If linguistically homogenous states tend to be richer, do they get richer because they are monolingual, or does development tend to favour the biggest language at the expense of smaller competitors? Sex and the Muslim feminist: Rafia Zakaria on refusing to equate sexual pleasure with freedom. Discord between Turkey and Russia is fueled by leaders’ similarities. China’s renminbi is approved by I.M.F. as a main world currency (and more). Brian Feldman goes inside /pol/, the 4chan politics board shouted out in Minneapolis gun video. The State of Alabama started off trying to “defund” Planned Parenthood — now they're going to pay Planned Parenthood’s legal bills. Eight days before Planned Parenthood shooting, Ted Cruz hailed Troy Newman, an activist who wants abortion providers executed.


From New Left Review, what are the key features and dynamics of the global political economy that the left needs to understand? Adam Blanden on the four maladies of global capitalism. Is capitalism all that bad? Victor Feraru reviews Capitalism Must Die by Stephanie McMillan. An anthropologist tries to understand capitalism by studying a Japanese delicacy: Jedediah Purdy reviews The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing (and more). Yahya Madra and Ceren Ozselcuk (Bogazici): The Party and Post-Capitalist Politics: A Missed Encounter? McKenzie Wark reviews Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work by Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams. A worthy successor to Marx? David Runciman reviews PostCapitalism: A Guide to our Future by Paul Mason (and more and more and more). Paul Mason on how the end of capitalism has begun. Kate Aronoff on how reports of capitalism’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Mike Konczal interviews Robert Reich, author of Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few.


Katia N. Alcantar (Vermont): You Can’t Sit With Us: Furniture’s Future in Fighting Phonies. From the Chronicle of Higher Education, Russell Jacoby on the latest intellectuals: In an era of one-stop thinking and instant commenting, we've lost the slow work of reflection. Lt. General Michael Flynn says Bush freed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi because he was “harmless” and admits Islamic State would not exist if Bush didn’t invade Iraq. Danielle Paquette on how a 42-year-old law keeps the U.S. from helping ISIS’s rape victims get abortions. Ed Kilgore on extremist Republican rhetoric and the Planned Parenthood attack. Poor boys are falling behind poor girls, and it’s deeply troubling. Say you’re leading a country — does having a Western education matter? Adrian Chen: “I just found out that the State Dept. runs its own BuzzFeed clone: https://share.america.gov".


Alyssa R. Bernstein (Ohio): Climate Change and Justice: A Non-Welfarist Treaty Negotiation Framework. From TNR, Rebecca Leber on how the Paris climate change talks represent a critical moment for the world. Henrik Selin on the biggest sticking point in Paris climate talks: Money. Dean Baker on why economic weakness is no excuse for inaction on global warming. Can the Paris climate talks save our planet? Negotiators are optimistic they’ll reach a historic agreement, but symbolism may end up trumping science. What will a global agreement on climate change look like? The U.N. just gave us a clue. The plan to save the world: What success at the Paris climate conference looks like. Mark Hertsgaard on how the most ambitious emissions pledges on the table in Paris would still result in catastrophic warming. Obama’s new climate change message: There’s hope. Paris, Syria, and climate change: Elizabeth Kolbert on this week’s summit, where world leaders must confront the destabilizing consequences of global warming.

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