“We’re the new counterculture”: The new campus radicals quietly voted for Trump — and they want you to stop whining about it. On campus, Trump fans say they need “safe spaces”. Aaron Hanlon on advice for conservative students. The Ivory Trump Tower: Rebecca Schuman on what Trump means for higher education. Kate Aronoff on how colleges and universities are defying Trump. Under conditions of uncertainty, how do we identify the line between panicked overreaction and responsible preparation? Justin Weinberg on the Anti-authoritarian Academic Code of Conduct. Canadian campuses see an alarming rise in right-wing populism.

Sanctuary campus: Alexandra Delano on resistance and protection within and beyond the university. Trumpism poses the most dire threat to academic freedom in recent memory. Leon Botstein on why American universities must take a stand. “Academics, if you have tenure, use it. What we are seeing is suppression of the very foundation of our institutions and country. Speak out”. A Message to the President: The following letter by forty-eight US university presidents and chancellors was sent to President Trump on February 2, 2017.


Shireen AlAzzawi (Santa Clara) and Moamen Gouda (HUFS): How Muslims Understand Democracy: An Empirical Investigation. Daniel Erian Armanios (Carnegie Mellon) and Amr Adly (AUC): How Revolutions Shape (or Rather Blur) Markets: Initial Insights from the Arab Spring. Adonis on the complete failure of the Arab Spring. The Arab world needs a new social contract: Is the Arab world back to square one after all the sacrifices it has made since 2011? Valentina Fedele (Calabria): The Challenge of “Protest” Masculinities: How Arab Riots Have Changed the Representation of North-African Masculinities in the Public Space. Arab research “in crisis” due to region’s growing instability.

Fadi Farasin, Cihat Battaloglu, and Adam Bensaid (Malaya): What is Causing Radicalism in the MENA? Ewan Stein reviews Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam is Reshaping the World by Shadi Hamid. Is Islamist-secularist a contradiction in terms? Rayyan Al-Shawaf reviews Confronting Political Islam: Six Lessons from the West’s Past by John M. Owen.


Margaret Boone Rappaport (Human Sentience Project) and Christopher Corbally (Arizona): Did Morality First Evolve in Homo erectus? Justin Tosi (Michigan) and Brandon Warmke (BGSU): Moral Grandstanding. Valerio Capraro (Middlesex), Jonathan Sippel, Bonan Zhao, Levin Hornischer, Zoi Terzopoulou and Simone F Griffioen (Amsterdam), and Morgan Savary and Pierre Faucher (Centrale Marseille): Are Kantians Better Social Partners? People Making Deontological Judgments are Perceived to be More Prosocial than they Actually Are. Elizabeth Foreman reviews Moral Reasoning in a Pluralistic World by Patricia Marino. On the nature of normativity: Richard Marshall interviews Ralph Wedgwood, a philosopher who asks questions related to ethics and epistemology.

Gunnar Bjornsson (Stockholm): The Significance of Ethical Disagreement for Theories of Ethical Thought and Talk. From the Journal of Practical Ethics, Hugh LaFollette (South Florida): The Greatest Vice? (“I describe and evaluate four common explanations of evil before discussing more mundane and psychologically informed explanations of wrong-doing”); and Cecile Fabre (Oxford): Ignorance, Humility and Vice. Yuval Feldman (Bar-Ilan): Curbing the Corruption of “Good People”: Integrating Legal and Behavioral Perspectives on Ethicality. Judging the morality of utilitarian actions: How poor utilitarian accessibility makes judges irrational.


From Remembrance and Solidarity: Studies in 20th-century European History, a special issue on the Holocaust/Shoah. In less than one week two Turkish academics committed suicide. Russia sours on Trump, but China is thrilled. The Republican Congress is courting a major crisis: Obamacare might be safe for now, but an economic calamity is looming. Why do the big stories keep breaking at night? Even in the Internet age, the rhythms of print publications drive the news cycle. Michael Hayden and Benjamin Wittes on the special obligation of the advocates of strong national security measures. You can download World: An Anthropological Examination by Joao de Pina-Cabral (“What do we mean when we refer to world?”).


Luisa Marin (Twente): The EU's Approach to the Current Refugee Crisis, between Strengthening of External Borders and the Slow Emergence of Solidarity. An excerpt from No Borders: The Politics of Immigration Control and Resistance by Natasha King (and more and more). Blerina Kellezi and Mary Bosworth (Oxford): Mental Health, Suicidal Thoughts and Self-Harm Inside Immigration Detention. Daniel Gross on the awkward attempt to find comedy in the refugee crisis. The refugee crisis is remaking European cities: The sudden arrival of millions of people has spurred architects to develop innovative approaches to affordable housing.


Fact-checking Trump's claim that he has no business ties to Russia. House Republicans help shield Trump from scrutiny. How Democrats are trying to corner GOPers on the Trump-Russia scandal — and on Trump's financial conflicts of interest. Susan Hennessey and Benjamin Wittes on the need for a select committee on the Russia connection. Trump team issued at least 20 denials of contacts with Russia. Bush's ethics lawyer on Sessions talks with Russia ambassador: “Good way to go to jail”. Sessions executes strategic retreat into recusal, but leaves some big questions unanswered. It’s now political suicide for Republicans if they don’t call for deeper investigations on Russia. Who is Sergey Kislyak, and how did he become the hottest meeting ticket in Washington? With Sessions scandal, the Alabamafication of America is complete.


Jacob Beck (York): Do Nonhuman Animals Have a Language of Thought? Scott McLemee reviews Monkeytalk: Inside the Worlds and Minds of Primates by Julia Fischer. Dolphins recorded having a conversation “just like two people” for first time. Does an octopus have an inner life? For scientists investigating the human mind, deep-sea animals may hold the key. Animal minds: Anthropomorphic thinking is now mainstream science — but not all researchers are happy about that. Call me an animal — because all of us are: An excerpt from Beasts of Burden: Animal and Disability Liberation by Sunaura Taylor.

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