Yaniv Roznai (IDC Herzliya): Negotiating the Eternal: The Paradox of Entrenching Secularism in Constitutions. Jean L. Cohen (Columbia): On the Genealogy and Legitimacy of the Politically Liberal Secular Polity: Bockenforde and the Asadians. Tariq Modood (Bristol): Multiculturalizing Secularism. Lama Abu Odeh reviews Religious Difference in a Secular Age: The Minority Report by Saba Mahmood. Iain T. Benson (Notre Dame Australia): Getting Religion and Belief Wrong by Definition: Why Atheism and Agnosticism Need to Be Understood as Beliefs and Why Religious Freedom Is Not “Impossible”: A Response to Sullivan and Hurd. Daniel Delaney (Louisville): Secular but not Superficial: An Overlooked Nonreligious/Nonspiritual Identity.


From Bloomberg Businessweek, Megan Murphy interviews Tim Cook on Donald Trump, the HomePod, and the legacy of Steve Jobs. You’re fired: Christopher Brown on democracy, dystopia and the cult of the CEO. When did Che Guevara become CEO? The roots of the new corporate activism. Roger Lowenstein on GE and the myth of the CEO superhero. The decline of the baronial C.E.O.: Corporate giants once had all-powerful chiefs with domains to match — but activist investors and technological change are remaking the executive suite. A CEO job is welfare for dudes with salt-and-pepper hair.

Izabella Kaminska on the rise of unproductive entrepreneurs like Travis Kalanick. Inside Travis Kalanick’s resignation as Uber’s C.E.O.: At a Chicago hotel on Tuesday, two venture capitalists presented Mr. Kalanick with a list of demands, including his resignation by the end of the day. Nitasha Tiku on Travis Kalanick and the last gasp of tech’s alpha CEO.


From Filozofija i drustvo, Olga Nikolic and Igor Cvejic (Belgrade): Social Justice and the Formal Principle of Freedom; and Lisa Herzog (Munich): The Game You Are in: Misleading through Social Norms and What’s Wrong with It. Gerrit Schaafsma (Stellenbosch): Justice as Fairness and Property Rights: Beyond Property-owning Democracy. Ryan Long (Philadelphia): Luck Egalitarianism, Responsibility, and Political Liberalism. Alexandre Lefebvre (Sydney): The End of a Line: Care of the Self in Modern Political Thought. Guido Calabresi and Eric S. Fish (Yale): Federalism and Moral Disagreement. Nicholas Vrousalis reviews Republic of Equals: Predistribution and Property-Owning Democracy by Alan Thomas.

Helen Irving (Sydney): What is a Citizen? Lea Ypi and Jonathan White (LSE): The Politics of Peoplehood. Jose Mauricio Domingues (UERJ): From Citizenship to Social Liberalism or Beyond? Some Theoretical and Historical Landmarks. Samuel Arnold and John R. Harris (TCU): What is Arbitrary Power? Will Kymlicka (Queen’s): Liberal Multiculturalism as a Political Theory of State-Minority Relations. Tom Angier reviews Ethics in the Conflicts of Modernity: An Essay on Desire, Practical Reasoning, and Narrative by Alasdair MacIntyre.


Election experts see flaws in Trump voter commission’s plan to smoke out fraud. These three lawyers are quietly purging voter rolls across the country: The Trump administration could soon follow their lead. This is voter terrorism: Don’t yield to Kris Kobach. Kris Kobach is preparing to be the next Trump: The Kansas gubernatorial candidate is a pure creature of the Trump era — and an indication of where the GOP is heading. “Men in suits are far more dangerous than men in sheets. We overreact to the Klan. Under-react to this”. Is the Kobach commission violating the law? Trump blows the GOP’s cover on voter suppression efforts. ACLU files suit against White House election fraud commission.


Marika Louise Cifor (UCLA): “Your Nostalgia is Killing Me”: Activism, Affect and the Archives of HIV/AIDS. North Korea’s brand of communism was once welcomed with open arms across revolutionary Africa — these days, the cause is still carried on by a few thousand fervent believers. How Japan proved printing money can be a great idea. Why there will never be a “Bianca’s Law”: Three women are killed in three acts of violence — only one inspires a Republican law. Sam O’Hana interviews Judith Butler on the poetry of Guantanamo. WHCA President Jeff Mason: Trump White House asked me to backstab journo-peers. Why has no one ever heard of the world’s first poet? As elites switch to texting, watchdogs fear loss of transparency.


From Recode, how Apple’s iPhone changed the world: 10 years in 10 charts. A sociology of the smartphone: Smartphones have altered the texture of everyday life, digesting many longstanding spaces and rituals, and transforming others beyond recognition. The disappearing computer: Tech was once always in your way — soon, it will be almost invisible. What we get wrong about technology: Forget flying cars or humanoid robots, the most disruptive inventions are often cheap, simple and easy to overlook. What new technologies carry the biggest risks? Without a “world government” technology will destroy us, says Stephen Hawking. How a fringe philosophy predicted the future we live in: Is accelerationism a dangerous idea or does it speak to our troubled times? Ian Bogost on why nothing works anymore: Technology has its own purposes.


White nationalism’s new clothes: Hannah Gais on dressing down the so-called “alt-Right”. The alt-Right disagrees that these statues are alt-white. The alt-Right branding war has torn the movement in two. I see a darkness: David Alm on Richard Spencer. How the alt-Right is using sex and camp to attract gay men to fascism. Frauds and fascists: Expose today’s white supremacists by explaining who they really are. In extremist circles, there appears to be a bump of interest in Timothy James McVeigh. Here’s the real history behind Arizona’s Confederate monuments. The Ku Klux Klan was dead — the first Hollywood blockbuster revived it. Final fantasy: James Duesterberg on neoreactionary politics and the liberal imagination.


Chris Lehmann on the mismeasure of media: It’s not where you live, it’s where you stand. The great media divide: News business models on the Right and Left perpetuate our political divide. Bret Stephens and MSNBC’s hiring spree: MSNBC is now a pasture for pseudo-intellectual conservatives. How the Left lost its mind: Polemicists, conspiracists, and outright fabulists are feeding an alternative media landscape — where the implausibility of a claim is no bar to its acceptance. Goodbye nonpartisan journalism and good riddance: Disinterested reporting is overrated. Right or left? Either way, conventional thinking rules op/ed pages.


What no collusion looks like: Here are some recent revelations that, to hear Trumpworld tell it, amount to next to nothing. What happens if the election was a fraud? The constitution doesn’t say. “Right now, there are more Russians involved in this story than there are in War and Peace”: What do the Russians “have” on the Trump family? Donald Trump Jr. is an idiot of towering proportions. Donald Trump Jr. is digging himself a deep legal hole (and more). Open door to Moscow? Bob Bauer on new facts in the potential criminal case of Trump campaign coordination with Russia. They’ve been lying about Russian hacking: Donald Jr. reportedly got an email saying Moscow wanted to hurt Hillary; that means he learned what it took American spies months to figure out — Putin wanted Trump.

The stories on Don Jr.’s Russia meeting are a “bat signal” for Trump’s base. Lindsay Maizland asked Trump voters in Michigan about the Russia investigation — they said it’s fake news. State election officials worry about 2018 election security.

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