Robbie Robinson (North-West): Provisional Thoughts on Limitations to the Right to Procreate. Joshua May (UAB): Emotional Reactions to Human Reproductive Cloning. Bill O’Reilly makes a killing: Striding into her office, Laura Miller gazed at the Fox News host’s wildly successful series of historical thrillers. Before YouTube and online classes, there were the Great Courses. Seeking upper hand in Antarctica: For decades to come, Antarctica is supposed to be protected as a scientific preserve — but an array of countries are eager to assert greater influence. America’s shame: Fifteen years of pain and suffering outside the rule of law — why can't we close the prison at Guantanamo Bay? Charles Goodman reviews Engaging Buddhism: Why It Matters to Philosophy by Jay L. Garfield. Living on a small planet in a big universe exposes us to all manner of existential problems, but what are the worst, and what are the weirdest?


Terry Nardin (NUS): Rationality in Politics and Its Limits. Charles Larmore (Brown): Political Liberalism: Its Motivations and Goals. Kenneth K. Ching (Regent): Liberalism’s Fine Print: Boilerplate’s Allusion to Human Nature. James Sherman (Toronto): Renewing Liberalism. Shmuel Nili (Yale): Liberal Integrity and Foreign Entanglement. Duncan Bell (Cambridge): The Dream Machine: On Liberalism and Empire. Why liberalism needs Islam: Anna Provitola and Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins review Islam in Liberalism by Joseph Massad. Liberalism as drama: Andrew Sabl reviews Liberalism: The Life of an Idea by Edmund Fawcett.

From the Oxford Handbook of Distributive Justice, Ingrid Robeyns (Utrecht): The Capability Approach. Jack O Griffiths (Exeter): Capability, Freedom, Life: The Politics and Metaphysics of Capability. Antoinette Baujard (Lyon) and Gilardone Muriel (CREM): Sen is Not a Capability Theorist. Jason Hannan (Winnipeg): Justice Implicit: The Pragmatism of Amartya Sen. John B. Davis (Marquette): Agency and the Process Aspect of Capability Development: Individual Capabilities, Collective Capabilities, and Collective Intentions.

Shmuel Nili (Yale): Global Justice and Social Science. Myisha Cherry (UIC): Why Love Is Not All We Need for Justice. Ai-Thu Dang (Sorbonne): Eyes Wide Shut: John Rawls’s Silence on Racial Justice. Bjoern Kauder (CESifo): Globalization and Social Justice in OECD Countries. Matt Zwolinski (San Diego): Social Darwinism and Social Justice: Herbert Spencer on Our Duties to the Poor.

Robert Jubb (Leicester): The Real Value of Equality. Simon Caney (Oxford): Coercion, Justification and Inequality: Defending Global Egalitarianism. Martha Albertson Fineman (Emory): Equality and Difference: The Restrained State. Kevin K W Ip (CUHK): Global Egalitarianism from a Relational Perspective. What’s wrong with inequality? Gary Gutting interviews Elizabeth Anderson, professor of philosophy and women’s studies at the University of Michigan.

David Watkins (Dayton): Institutionalizing Freedom as Non-domination: Democracy and the Role of the State. Robert Alexander (Ohio Northern): Direct Democracy as Necessary Evil? Perspectives from Interest Group Leaders. Into the cave: David Marcus on Sheldon Wolin’s search for democracy (and more).


Lindsay R. Craig (Temple): Neo-Darwinism and Evo-Devo: An Argument for Theoretical Pluralism in Evolutionary Biology. Why are drug monopolies running amok? Meet Deborah Feinstein. From Talking Points Memo, the 2015 Golden Duke Awards winners announced. With nearly 3,000 votes cast, the results of Prospect’s world thinkers 2015 poll are now in. The Washington Post fires lefty columnist Harold Meyerson. The “affluenza teen” is just another example of privilege with no conscience: Eluding responsibility by virtue of wealth isn’t an aberration — it’s the essence of the American norm. Are Trump supporters driven by economic anxiety or racial resentment? Yes. Donald Trump is disgusted by a lot of things — and it's resonating with voters. Toward a future beyond white supremacist narratives of human universality: Leonard Horne reviews On Being Human as Praxis by Sylvia Wynter.


The American Revolution “infused into our culture our noblest ideals and highest aspirations”: An interview with Gordon Wood, editor of The American Revolution: Writings from the Pamphlet Debate 1764–1776. Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America is the book every new American citizen — and every old one, too — should read: It explains everything. Andre Fleche on America’s first Red Scare: For many of its ideologues, a slaveholding Confederacy was meant to be a bulwark against radical politics of all stripes. Robert J. Miller (ASU): The Doctrine of Discovery, Manifest Destiny, and American Indians. Wild Wild East: America has never stopped repeating stories about cowboys and Indians, even when the frontier is somewhere else. What can Star Trek teach us about American exceptionalism? John Feffer on how the quintessentially American urge “to boldly go,” regardless of consequence, has gotten humanity into a heap of trouble.

How to be American: Eric Liu on why cultivating a shared cultural core is more important than ever — and why such a project serves progressive ends. Which political party loves America? Democrats embrace modern America as Republicans reject it.

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