From The Atlantic, Uri Friedman interviews Robert A. Levine and Sarah Levine, authors of Do Parents Matter? Why Japanese Babies Sleep Soundly, Mexican Siblings Don't Fight, and American Families Should Just Relax. Why be a parent? Marcia Angell reviews The Gardener and the Carpenter: What the New Science of Child Development Tells Us About the Relationship Between Parents and Children by Alison Gopnik. Politicizing and practicing motherhood: Natalia Mehlman Petrzela on why we should care what Phyllis Schlafly served her kids for breakfast. How Donald Trump could change what it’s like to be a parent in America.

Alexander Morrison (Nazarbayev): Russian Settler Colonialism. Alexander Morrison on Russia’s colonial allergy: “The inequalities and hierarchies of power that we associate with ‘colonialism’ existed and continue to exist in Russia’s relations with the non-Russian peoples of its former empire, but they are consistently denied”. Amanda Erickson on how the USSR’s effort to destroy Islam created a generation of radicals. John Heathershaw and David W. Montgomery (Exeter): Islam, Secularism, and Danger: A Reconsideration of the Link between Religiosity, Radicalism, and Rebellion in Central Asia. The death of the post-Soviet dream: Independence 25 years ago promised to bring freedom and prosperity to Central Asia, but kleptocratic regimes have left many yearning for the past.

You can download The Colour Revolutions in the Former Soviet Republics: Successes and Failures, ed. Donnacha O Beachain and Abel Polese (2010), and download Nation Building in Post-Soviet Spaces: New Tools and Approaches, ed. Abel Polese and Rico Isaacs (2016).

Liam Andrew Kevin Miller (Queensland): Playing With Your Self: A Philosophical Exploration of Attitudes and Identities in Games. The new UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, is a Portuguese socialist who speaks out for refugees. ISIS destroys part of Roman amphitheater in Palmyra, Syria. Can our intuitions about trolley problems be influenced by the presence of the law? Bert I. Huang on law and moral dilemmas. Attack on alt-Right leader has Internet asking: Is it O.K. to punch a Nazi? Jessica Goldstein on the surprising history of “snowflake” as a political insult. Kellyanne Conway finally admits the tax audit was just an excuse. Adam Shatz reviews Ecrits sur l’alienation et la liberte by Frantz Fanon.

Women's march is the biggest protest in US history as an estimated 2.9 million march. This weekend showed how all politics is now global. Melissa Dahl on the psychological importance of joining a march. How being part of a crowd can change you for the better. When protest fails: Popular demonstrations can bring change and topple governments — they can also spark retaliation from those in power. Don't let anybody tell you the marches didn't matter. Trump's attack on the press shows why protests are necessary. Trump's real war isn't with the media — it's with facts. The traditional way of reporting on a president is dead — and Trump's press secretary killed it.

They marched on Washington — now the Left should focus on its own backyard. We are dissidents; we are legion: The Women's March was an uprising. "This thread is called 'So you just got home from your local Women's March. Now what?' Well, some suggestions".

President Donald Trump is a radical extremist: His speech declared war against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Why the most important phrase in Trump’s speech might be “civilized world”. Obamaism sought strength in unity; Trumpism finds power through division (and more and more). Trump sets up the scapegoats for his presidency. Watch what Donald Trump does, not what he says. You’ll learn more about Trump by looking at his new website than listening to his speech. The system has failed and a con artist has won: What happens when the marks are demanding that the promises he made be redeemed, and there is nowhere for him to go, and he commands the powers of the state?

Anti-elitism, the Trump version: It’s all been Washington’s fault — Wall Street, what’s that? Donald Trump's eternal campaign: The new president’s first actions in office suggest his style from the trail isn’t going away soon.