From PostEverything, Mike Godwin, the inventor of “Godwin's Law” about Hitler comparisons on the Internet, says they’re not always inappropriate: Sure, call Trump a Nazi — just make sure you know what you’re talking about. Donald Trump and demagogue: Megan Garber on the history of a loaded word. Donald Trump really doesn’t want me to tell you this: Over a long weekend on assignment for Playboy magazine, Mark Bowden found that behind the garish Trump facade lies only more ugliness. Rick Perlstein on the secret to Trump’s ratings. Jeff Guo on the real reasons Donald Trump’s so popular — for people totally confused by it. Voters might be abandoning Trump — Rightbloggers definitely are. Catherine Rampell on why Trump’s Republican rivals should be thanking him: Americans have just been so distracted by the carnival-barker craziness of Trump that we’ve been ignoring the slightly less colorful craziness of the other candidates.

“Ted Cruz can say he’s evangelical, but he’s still a dirty Hispanic at heart”. Ted Cruz is more dangerous than Donald Trump: Though just as conservative and volatile, the Texas senator is much more purposeful and patient than Trump. That being said, we are so ready for Trump to go birther on Ted Cruz. Thanks to Trump, fringe news enters the mainstream. Conservative S. E. Cupp says “Run, Trump, Run! (as an independent)”. Jonathan Chait on why Republicans should let Donald Trump run as an independent. Anand Giridharadas on Trumpism after Trump.


Alessandra Consolaro (Torino): Who is Afraid of Shah Rukh Khan? Neoliberal India’s Fears Seen through a Cinema Prism. From The Chronicle, Russell Jacoby on the latest intellectuals: In an era of one-stop thinking and instant commenting, we've lost the slow work of reflection. Chris Lehmann on thought leaders as loss leaders. Lisa Ruddick on when nothing is cool: Is there something unethical in contemporary criticism? Gawker Heroes 2015: The people and blimps we liked this year. Elizabeth Kolbert on the terrible teens: What’s wrong with them? Obama wants to check out Cuba before he leaves the White House. Sikh fans refused entry to Chargers stadium because of their turbans. Chris Hayes is still “All In” at MSNBC, even as everyone counts him out. The currency of the media business is attention — so where are we spending it?


David Cole (Georgetown) and Federico Fabbrini (Copenhagen): Bridging the Transatlantic Divide? The United States, the European Union, and the Protection of Privacy Across Borders. Stephen Schulhofer (NYU): An International Right to Privacy? Be Careful What You Wish For. The human right of privacy: Deborah Hurley reviews Privacy in the Modern Age: The Search for Solutions, ed. Marc Rotenberg, Julia Horwitz, and Jeramie Scott. Michael Katell (Washington) and Adam D. Moore (Washington): Value of Privacy, Security, and Accountability. Adam D. Moore (Washington): Why Privacy and Accountability Trump Security; and Waiving Privacy Rights: Responsibility, Paternalism, and Liberty. Frederik J. Zuiderveen Borgesius, Mireille Van Eechoud, and Jonathan Gray (Amsterdam): Open Data, Privacy, and Fair Information Principles: Towards a Balancing Framework.

Alessandro Acquisti (Carnegie Mellon), Curtis R. Taylor (Duke), and Liad Wagman (IIT): The Economics of Privacy. Ryan Calo (Washington): Privacy and Markets: A Love Story. Bryan H. Choi (NYLS): A Prospect Theory of Privacy. Marion Oswald (Winchester): Jordan’s Dilemma: Can Large Parties Still Be Intimate? Margot E. Kaminski (OSU): Robots in the Home: What Will We Have Agreed To? Farai Chideya on how the Facebook of the future has privacy implications today. David Shariatmadari on how privacy is starting to seem like a very 20th-century anomaly. John Herrman on solving the privacy problem by defining it out of existence.


From Public Seminar, Anna-Verena Nosthoff on Agnes Heller and “everyday revolutions”. France’s far-right National Front fails to win a single region in elections on Sunday despite record results. Multiculturalism is a sham, says Angela Merkel. From TNR, Rebecca Leber, Emma Foehringer Merchant, and Sasha Belenky on the final verdict on the Paris climate agreement. Promises, promises: How legally durable are Obama’s climate pledges? No, the Paris climate agreement isn’t binding — here’s why that doesn’t matter (and more). The Paris climate deal is President Obama’s biggest accomplishment (and more). John Quiggin on climate change and the culture wars. Republican billionaires just can’t seem to buy this election. From The Editorial Review, Scott Sherman interviews John Palattella, literary editor of The Nation. Scalia was wrong: Students admitted through affirmative action thrive at elite colleges. Maria Bustillos on the bizarre saga of Craig Wright, the latest “Inventor of Bitcoin”.


From TAP, Paul Waldman on how the Republican presidential primary is about only one issue. Jesse Singal on how terrorism affects voter psychology. Why are we scared? Events alone don’t fully explain the climate of something bordering on panic that is abroad in the country today. Don’t give in to fear on the San Bernardino shootings: There’s not much to distinguish a workplace shooting from an act of terror. Joan Cook on how to not be scared of terrorism — or anything else. The number of Americans who see terror as the country’s top problem is skyrocketing. Obama vows to hit IS harder, says commandos now in Syria. Alex de Waal on how assassinating terrorists does not work. To stop self-radicalisation, we need to stop the bombing. Stephen Walt on the Unbearable Lightness of America’s War Against the Islamic State: If Washington were really serious about defeating terrorism, it would have an entirely different playbook.

Donald Trump is helping the terrorists win: Counterterrorism experts will tell you that fear and Islamophobia only make the country more vulnerable to attack.

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