William C. G. Burns and Simon Nicholson (American): Governing Climate Engineering. Megan M. Herzog and Edward (Ted) A. Parson (UCLA): Moratoria for Global Governance and Contested Technology: The Case of Climate Engineering. Jean Philippe Sapinski (Oregon): Managing the Carbon Rift: Social Metabolism, Geoengineering and Climate Capitalism. Jesse Reynolds (Tilburg): Climate Engineering, Law, and Regulation; and Climate Engineering and International Law. What if the poor and developing nations most vulnerable to climate change took matters into their own hands with geoengineering? Maddie Stone on how geoengineering could be a disaster for astronomy. The White House wants scientists to explore geoengineering.


Sun Joo (Grace) Ahn and Joe Phua (Georgia) and Yan Shan (Cal Poly): Self-Endorsing in Digital Advertisements: Using Virtual Selves to Persuade Physical Selves. A mind-boggling carbon deposit was just discovered in the Congo. Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee on post-truth and the culture of dissent in the largest democracies. Drake Baer on why psychology is such a young science. Aurel Kolnai on the humanitarian versus the religious attitude. Vrinda Jagota interviews Beth Newell and Sarah Pappalardo, founders of Reductress, on inspirational blogosphere, subconscious bias, and writing good headlines. The introduction to The End of Ownership: Personal Property in the Digital Economy by Aaron Perzanowski and Jason Schultz.


The inaugural issue of The Journal of Working-Class Studies is out, including Michael Zweig (Stony Brook): Rethinking Class and Contemporary Working Class Studies; Jack Metzgar (Roosevelt): Nostalgia for the 30-Year “Century of the Common Man”; Sarah Attfield (UTS): Rejecting Respectability: On Being Unapologetically Working Class; and Betsy Leondar-Wright reviews Viking Economics: How the Scandinavians Got It Right — and How We Can, Too by George Lakey. Working-class men’s refusal to do “women’s work” shows how the patriarchy wounds everybody. Reimagining the working class: Ignacio M. Sanchez Prado, Sue J. Kim, Keona K. Ervin, Andrew Hoberek, Min Hyoung Song, and Curtis Marez on a roundtable on economic and racial justice in the age of Trump.


Andrew L. Whitehead (Clemson) and Samuel L. Perry (Oklahoma): Unbuckling the Bible Belt: A State-level Analysis of Religious Factors and Google Searches for Porn. With the death of one of the last three Shakers, an American religious tradition takes a step closer to extinction. James A. Haught on the long, slow death of religion. The evangelical scion who stopped believing: The son of a famous pastor, Bart Campolo is now a rising star of atheism — using the skills he learned in the world he left behind. The introduction to Drawn to the Gods: Religion and Humor in The Simpsons, South Park, and Family Guy by David Feltmate.


European leaders shocked as Trump slams NATO and E.U., raising fears of transatlantic split. Trump just threatened to dismantle the European-American alliance as we know it. Josh Marshall on Trump's (and Putin's) plan to dissolve the EU and NATO. "Europe's fate is in our hands": Angela Merkel's defiant reply to Trump. If Trump isn't Putin's puppet, why does he act like he is? Trump isn't Putin's puppet — he's Putin's ticking time-bomb. Why is Trump against Europe? Eric Posner wonders. Who are the figures pushing Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin together? Andreas Umland (IECA): Alexander Dugin and Moscow's New Right-Radical Intellectual Circles at the Start of Putin's Third Presidential Term 2012-2013: The Anti-Orange Committee, the Izborsk Club and the Florian Geyer Club in Their Political Context.

Kurt Engelen (RGSL): Is Cold War 2.0 Our Best Available Option? A Critical Analysis of Western Foreign Policies Following the Annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation; and Why Cold War is Not Such a Bad Idea. Yes, NATO is sharing the defense burden. Lithuania is building a fence on its border with Kaliningrad. Anders Wivel (Copenhagen): Living on the Edge: Georgian Foreign Policy between the West and the Rest. Serbia plans to seize a slice of northern Kosovo just as Russia annexed Ukraine's Crimea region in 2014, Kosovo's president says, as the two Balkan neighbors trade accusations of wanting to ignite a new regional war.


From NYRB, Steven Weinberg on the trouble with quantum mechanics; and can we escape from time? John Lanchester reviews Time Travel: A History by James Gleick (and more). The "grandfather paradox" of time travel has been puzzling philosophers, quantum physicists and novelists for years — now there's an answer. Just how much of physics is real, and how much of reality is physics? Physics may be a small but crucial fraction of our reality. Why science should stay clear of metaphysics: Meet the philosopher who revived anti-realism. Claudia Ribeiro (Lisbon): Unjustified Criticism of Metaphysics. Alfred Driessen (Twente): The Role of Philosophy as a Guide in Complex Scientific and Technological Processes.

When science went modern: If advances in knowledge were never-ending, could any scientific theory or empirical result count as real knowledge — true forever and always? The dark energy of a theoretical physicist: For Lisa Randall, science is the best way to deal with the foolishness of everyday life.


Herman Johnson (Samford): From Status to Agency: Abolishing the "Very Spirit of Slavery". Kim Forde-Mazrui (Virginia): The Canary-Blind Constitution: Must Government Ignore Racial Inequality? Kemal Kivanc Akoz (NYU) and K. Peren Arin and Christina Zenker (Zayed): The Political Consequences of Ethnic Tension: Theory and Evidence. The Divided States: Pankaj Mishra examines the dream of the multiracial democracy, and America's failure to realise it. The myth of a post-racial America: Pamela Newkirk wonders how much further back we can go. Trump's attack on John Lewis is also a racist smear against black communities. A sermon on the unbearable whiteness of America: Carlos Lozada reviews Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America by Michael Eric Dyson.


From Lawfare, why are the Trump allegations hanging around when they haven't been substantiated? Spy agencies around the world are digging into Trump's Moscow ties. Trump's all-caps OANN tweet may be his most telling yet, and no one seems to care. Who's the illegitimate president now, Mr. Birtherism? Trump spent five years trying to delegitimize Obama — now he's taking office under a cloud of suspicion, and only has himself to blame. James Comey is Democrats' best hope for stopping Trump. James Comey cannot be trusted with a Trump-Russia investigation. Donald Trump has persuaded Republicans to doubt the intelligence on Russia's hacking. Some on the Left want Democrats to move on from Russian hacking. A warning to the American media from a Russian journalist who covers Putin.


Jillian J. Jordan, Roseanna Sommers, Paul Bloom, and David G. Rand (Yale): Why Do We Hate Hypocrites? Evidence for a Theory of False Signaling. Cass Sunstein (Harvard): Is Cost-Benefit Analysis a Foreign Language? Against referendums: Referendums give people little say over what happens after the polls close. Obama's only Navy secretary Ray Mabus pushed an agenda of social change — now, he leaves with a warning. The Women's March on Washington has released its platform, and it is unapologetically progressive. A brief economic history of time: Capitalism changed how humans perceive the passage of hours, days, and weeks — this made people more productive, but did it make them any happier? Print media's moment of reckoning: Baird Davis on how reckless circulation practices are accelerating the demise of consumer magazines.


Joel Chow (Arizona): On the Structure of Democratic Authority. Daniela Cammack (Stanford): The Demos in Demokratia. Jose Luis Marti (Pompeu Fabra): Pluralism and Consensus in Deliberative Democracy. Christian F. Rostboll (Copenhagen): Democratic Respect and Compromise. Timothy McGettigan (Colorado State): The Big Fib: Democratic Ideals in an Unprincipled World. Ludvig Beckman (Stockholm) and Jonas Hultin Rosenberg (Uppsala): Freedom as Non-domination and Democratic Inclusion. The algorithmic democracy: AI is changing how we think, debate, and choose. You can download Democratic Reason: Politics, Collective Intelligence, and the Rule of the Many by Helene Landemore (2013).

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