From Contexto Internacional, Pedro Feliu Ribeiro and Flavio Pinheiro (Sao Paulo): Presidents, Legislators, and Foreign Policy in Latin America.; andDawisson Belem Lopes (FUMG) and Carlos Aurelio Pimenta de Faria (PUC Minas): When Foreign Policy Meets Social Demands in Latin America. Christopher R. Boyer (UIC): Latin American Environmental History. The introduction to From Global Peripheries to the Earth's Core: The New Extraction in Latin America by Michael L. Dougherty. Michael Blosser (Concordia): The Struggle to Exist: Indigenous Movements and Resistance in Ecuador and Mexico during the Age of Globalization. Magnus Pharao Hansen (Brown): Nahuatl Nation: Language Revitalization and Indigenous Resurgence in 21st Century Mexico. To keep a river running: Deep in the Amazon’s central basin, one tribe is holding back the seemingly inexorable march of development.


From Nautilus, Adam Kucharski on Euclid as founding father: We hold this mathematics to be self evident. We couldn’t live without “zero” — but we once had to. Piotr Urbanczyk interviews Charles McCarty on the limits of mathematical explanation. Majority of mathematicians hail from just 24 scientific “families”. Why are there so few women mathematicians? How a corrosive culture keeps women out of leadership positions on math journals. Why does the practice of mathematics often fall short of our ideals and hopes? Francis Su on mathematics for human flourishing. How I rewired my brain to become fluent in math: The building blocks of understanding are memorization and repetition.


Trump struggles to shake his erratic campaign habits. The first days inside Trump's White House: Fury, tumult and a reboot. Trump dogged by insecurity over popular vote, media coverage. Trump struggles badly to pass a test of presidential maturity. Trump aides keep leaking embarrassing stories about how he can't handle embarrassment. President Snowflake: Trump's personal fragility used to just be his problem — now it's ours. Is Donald Trump’s insecurity a national security threat? Despite the manifold challenges facing Americans, none may be greater than its vulnerable egomaniac of a president — and his inability to think beyond himself.

Trump's age of ignorance threatens humanity. The government secrets Trump is about to discover: From spy planes to cyberattacks to the private lives of foreign leaders, the president gets access to more confidential material than anyone else on the planet — now, it’s all in Donald Trump’s hands. Donald Trump gets control of thousands of nuclear weapons. Clover Hope: Donald Trump makes me think about death. Hannah Gais on apocalyptic thinking in the age of Trump: America is ready for the end times. Doomsday prep for the super-rich: Some of the wealthiest people in America — in Silicon Valley, New York, and beyond — are getting ready for the crackup of civilization.


Elaheh Sadeghi and Mohammad Ali Heidari-Shahreza (Islamic Azad): Post-punch Line Humor Booster: A Neglected Component of Persian Online Jokes. Kuno Janson (TTU): Justice, War and Communal Subconsciousness. Alt-Right event in Seattle devolves into chaos and violence outside, truth-twisting inside. Texas state Representative Tony Tinderholt: Jailing women for abortion will make them “more personally responsible” about sex. When the Indians defeat the cowboys: How indigenous people and the Left can continue to win in the wake of Standing Rock. Donald Trump isn’t serious about his 3 to 5 million illegal votes claim, and this proves it. The myth of the well-behaved Women’s March: When no one is arrested, it's often because no one wants to arrest them. Protests, parties, and sports games all fill the same human need.


NAFTA and other trade deals have not gutted American manufacturing — period. GOP leaders fire warning shot to Trump on NAFTA. Okay, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is dead — what was it? Trump's economic strategy looking like right-wing governor's. Long on Trump: Wall Streeters like Anthony Scaramucci bet heavy on the would-be president back when that seemed like a pretty dumb investment — bonus time. Rebecca Liao on Trumpism and the Davos Man: The global elite now openly admires authoritarian capitalism. Behind closed doors at Davos: "Make elites great again" — panic grips the World Economic Forum. CEOs used to bash Trump — now they're enabling his reckless policies. It's time for business leaders to wake up about Trump.


Silicon Valley takes a right turn: Microsoft, Facebook, Google and Amazon used their PACs to support Republican Congressional candidates more than Democratic ones in 2016. Jason Tanz on the Trump inauguration, brought to you by Silicon Valley utopianism. Elon Musk, a "team" player, tweets support for Rex Tillerson. This team runs Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook page: "His image in the digital domain needs to be controlled". Zuck straight up delivering stump speeches on his Facebook page now. Why Mark Zuckerberg is suddenly acting like a politician. Will Mark Zuckerberg be our next president? It's a serious question — "he wants to be emperor" (and more). Mark Zuckerberg says he's not running for president. Marissa Mayer and the failure of trickle-down empowerment: Why the rise and fall of another "superhero" woman — now Yahoo's controversial CEO — couldn't be more Zeitgeisty.


The shocking affront of Donald Trump's C.I.A. stunt. The real President Trump revealed himself at the CIA. This is psychological warfare: Trump's laugh track is tricking America. Trump's hiring freeze will do the opposite of what he wants. The White House should publish text of Presidential actions immediately online. Trump bans agencies from "providing updates on social media or to reporters", a de facto gag order (and more). Trump moves to put his own stamp on Voice of America. Trump assembles a shadow Cabinet: The White House is deploying a network of advisers to the top of federal agencies as a direct line to stay on top of Cabinet officials. DC's deplorables go job hunting.

The media failed to prepare Americans for the Trump whiplash: The policy stakes of this election were never adequately conveyed by the political press.

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