From Pragmatism Today, a special section on contemporary Dewey studies. Italo Testa (Parma): Dewey’s Social Ontology: A Pragmatist Alternative to Searle’s Approach to Social Reality; and The Authority of Life: The Critical Task of Dewey's Social Ontology. Matthew Festenstein (York): Ideal and Actual in Dewey’s Political Theory. Samuel Ely Bagg (Duke): Between Critical and Normative Theory: Predictive Political Theory as a Deweyan Realism. Patrick Gilger on a Deweyan response to hyperdemocracy. Nicholas Tampio (Fordham): Democracy and National Education Standards. Nicholas Tampio writes in praise of Dewey: He knew how to protect democracy — not by rote and rules but by growing independent-minded kids.

Corey McCall (Elmira): CLR James, Dewey, and Individualism. Arvi Sarkela (Lucerne): Immanent Critique as Self-Transformative Practice: Hegel, Dewey, and Contemporary Critical Theory.


From Democracy, a special issue on America After Trump. David Remnick on John Lewis, Donald Trump, and the meaning of legitimacy. From Balkinization, Jonathan Hafetz on maintaining constitutional checks on the cusp of a Trump administration; and so what would it take to think about constitutional revision? We have lost, we are lost, not an election, but a civilization — where does that leave us? A true political revolution is possible: An excerpt from Rules for Revolutionaries: How Big Organizing Can Change Everything by Becky Bond and Zack Exley. Josh Marshall on the case for not being crybabies. Trump is Making Journalism Great Again: In his own way, Trump has set us free.

David Pettinicchio (Toronto): Elites, Policy, and Social Movements. From Dissent, a special section on The Fight Ahead. Liberals plan to battle Trump with a page from the conservative playbook. "Wait for the government to collapse and then you're in power again": Jonathan Chait sees a model for Democrats in the Trump era — his name is Mitch McConnell (and more on Obamacare). Time to turn up the heat: Senate staffers are complaining about the avalanche of angry calls. Donald Trump is highly unpopular: See what sticks — hit him on the ACA, hit him on everything Ryan is trying to do, hit him on his ongoing corruption, hit him on his alleged sexual trysts in Moscow, try everything that might work.


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.

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