From the Journal of Political Philosophy, Amia Srinivasan (UCL): The Aptness of Anger. Russia’s attacks on democracy aren’t only a problem for America — and that’s a problem for skeptics of Russian meddling. How Alan Dershowitz went from Hillary donor to Trump’s attack dog on Russia. “My Europe is measured in train time”: Daniel Judt on his father Tony Judt, as historian and passenger. Harry Enten on how fake polls are a real problem. Here’s the biggest study yet on the differences between male and female brains. The universe doesn’t care about your “purpose” — but you do, and you should. A mad world: Capitalism and the rise of mental illness. The introduction to Aftershocks: Great Powers and Domestic Reforms in the Twentieth Century by Seva Gunitsky.

From Congressional Research Service, a report on Domestic Terrorism: An Overview. Caroline Mala Corbin (Miami): “Terrorists are Always Muslim But Never White”: At the Intersection of Critical Race Theory and Propaganda. America has a long tradition of racist mob violence: Charlottesville was just one in a long line of incidents of large-scale, organized white terrorism. Laundered violence: Jedediah Purdy on law and protest in Durham. German Lopez on the battle over Confederate statues, explained. We don’t erase history by pulling statues down — we do it by putting them up. Michael Barbaro interviews Derek Black, a former white nationalist and a godson of David Duke.

Trump’s white supremacist economic agenda: His infrastructure proposals were eclipsed by the controversy in Charlottesville — but they have more in common than you might think. Remember this: Paul Ryan is pandering to neo-Nazis. How YouTube became the worldwide leader in white supremacy. Linguistic data analysis of 3 billion Reddit comments shows the alt-Right is getting stronger. Why do white supremacists hate Jews? Because we Jews can fight them. There is no comparison between white supremacists and Black Lives Matter. Racism is part of the Trump family DNA: Jon Wiener interviews Eric Foner on white nationalists, neo-Confederates, and Donald Trump. Trump wants to lead a race war.

Trump’s “God whisperer” Paula White says resisting him is an affront to God. Lucien Greaves: “I’m a founder of the Satanic Temple. Don’t blame Satan for white supremacy”.

From TPM, relegated to fringe platforms, white nationalists stuck in own echo chamber. 1 in 10 say it’s acceptable to hold neo-Nazi views, nearly 30 million Americans. Russ Feingold on how the Republican party quietly does the bidding of white supremacists. “They are trying to take away our history and our heritage”: “They” and “our” aren't a dog whistle — it’s a bullhorn. Steve Bannon’s nationalism is a click-scam disguised as a movement. Breitbart got caught in an email hoax, and it was revealing. Steve Bannon is not your friend: It’s entertaining to watch him skewer Trump’s advisers, but his tactics and his vision are irredeemably deplorable. Will Steve Bannon’s war tear apart the Republican party? McConnell, in private, doubts if Trump can save presidency.

After embracing orthodox Republicanism on all fronts, what’s the point of Trump? Trump has converted the GOP base to his ideology: Trump First. The president of blank sucking nullity: From a-hole to b-hole, Trump explained. President Trump’s list of false and misleading claims tops 1,000. The only thing less credible than Trump is everything else. Unspoken aim of Trump’s ire: His own aides’ advice. I have no more patience for Trump supporters: Last night in Arizona, Trump came right up to the edge of inciting you to riot and you rode along with him. Getting Trump impeached isn’t going to fix America — it’s too late and we’d better start facing that reality now.

Diana Carolina Sierra Becerra (Michigan): The First Black Miss Colombia and the Limits of Multiculturalism. Camilo Guzman Gomez (Sergio Arboleda): The Difficulties of Space Cooperation in Latin America: Perspectives and Solutions. Joao Carlos Amoroso Botelho (Brasilia) and Vinicius Silva Alves (UERJ): The Weight of Ideology on the Attitude of Latin American Countries toward the United States. Robin M. Wright (Florida): The State of the Arts of the Study of Indigenous Religious Traditions in South America. Ernani Contipelli (Unochapeco): What About Brazil? The Rise and Fall of an Emerging Global Actor. Open for business, not human rights: Lauren Carasik on Trump’s priorities in Central America.

Felipe Gonzalez (UC-Berkeley) and Mounu Prem (Rosario): Can Television Bring Down a Dictator? Evidence from Chile’s “No” Campaign. Marco Vinicio Mendez Coto (FLACSO): External Aggressions, Foreign Policy and Identity: A Comparative Study of Latin American Small States. George Ciccariello-Maher on black liberation: A hemispheric task. Julieta Lemaitre (Andes): The Problem of the Plaza: Religious Freedom, Disestablishment and the Catholic Church in Latin America’s Public Square. Sharae Deckard (UCD): “Open Veins”: Latin America in the World-Ecology. Cleuci de Oliveira on Brazil’s new problem with blackness.

Simon McCarthy-Jones (TCD): Is Shame Hallucinogenic? Portugal dominated Angola for centuries — now the roles are reversed. Nick Holdstock on China, Cambridge University Press, and “academic freedom”. Some people still need opioids: The crackdown on pain medication prescribing is intended to help the addiction crisis — but it’s leaving chronic pain patients in untenable situations. How a small magazine responded to its White House-shattering scoop: James Warren interviews Amy Lambrecht, publisher of The American Prospect. The Kardashian Decade: Leslie Bruce on how a sex tape led to a billion-dollar brand. Why do we ignore mass atrocities? Brian Resnick interviews Paul Slovic on the limits of human compassion.

From the Routledge Guidebook to the History of Sexuality, Chloe Taylor (Alberta): The History of Sexuality and Queer Theory. The difference between LGBT+ and queer has something to do with “normativity”, right? Mimi Marinucci explains. Rachel Elizabeth Fraser (Cambridge): The Epistemology of (Compulsory) Heterosexuality. From ZED Books, what might deheterosexualising the state look like? An excerpt from Translating the Queer by Hector Dominguez Ruvalcaba; and queering the postcolonial vs decolonizing the queer? From LARB, Homophobes without homophobia: Adrian Daub reviews Queer Theory: The French Response by Bruno Perreau; and Marcus Tran Degnan reviews Queer Game Studies by Bonnie Ruberg and Adrienne Shaw.

The America First president just announced he’s escalating the Afghanistan war — and Trump’s Afghanistan plan looks a lot like Obama’s. Trump’s bold new Afghanistan strategy: Neither bold, nor new, nor a strategy (and more and more). America is out of ideas in Afghanistan: Only one thing was clear after President Trump’s vague speech — nobody knows what to do. “It’s a hard problem”: Inside Trump’s decision to send more troops to Afghanistan. Kelly Magsamen on how Afghanistan is now Trump’s war. Why did Trump flip-flop on Afghanistan? It’s the policy ignorance, stupid. Trump’s Afghanistan war plan: Fight forever and call it “victory”. As long as it makes him look good, Trump doesn’t really care what we do in Afghanistan.

Trump’s Afghanistan strategy makes new demands on India. Pakistan on Trump’s Afghanistan plan: Nope. The war can’t be won: Sean Illing interviews Laurel Miller, former Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. Donald Trump’s base furious over broken Afghanistan campaign promises. Bannon’s Breitbart tears into Trump after Afghanistan speech. This is why that famous picture of women in 1970s Kabul is being shared again.

From The Nation, is America becoming the Middle East? Our neo-imperial wars may be coming home to roost. How a factory deal Trump touted put the “con” in “Foxconn” — and how taxpayers will get taken. The government strikes back: Jon D. Michaels on Trump and the “deep state”. Today in “politics is a great investment”: Democracy is the single most profitable thing that rich people can buy. Stop giving Ivanka Trump a pass. Roger Berkowitz and Samantha Hill on Hannah Arendt, Charlottesville, and the crises of democracy. It’s not hysterical to recognize the threat Trump poses: Democracy, such as it is, really is in danger.

Amateur sleuths hunt for Trump bombshells: From San Francisco to Belfast, self-assigned Bob Muellers work long hours for no pay to unearth buried secrets. Emily Badger on the showdown over how we define fringe views in America. Tucker Carlson and the Daily Caller: Taking white nationalism mainstream. That Russian guy who attended the Trump Tower meeting is almost definitely a spy. What Germany can teach America about addressing white supremacism. With Bannon is out, what’s left? It’s just reverse Robin Hood with extra racism. What will Trump do to American workers? Pay less attention to taxing and spending, more to power.

White supremacists are running for office as Republicans — will the party stay silent? Steve Bannon’s “economic nationalism” is total nonsense: Trump recognizes exactly what a good con is worth. “Clinton treated USSS agents like friends. Bush treated them w great respect. Obama, like family. Trump treats them like servants”. The one GOP myth that the Trump administration has managed to discredit. Did a mole-who-must-not-be-named leak plot to elect Trump? A little bit of Bannonism is in almost every GOP voter — don’t expect Trump to suddenly become a different person. Republican committees have paid nearly $1.3 million to Trump-owned entities this year.

Trump ramping up for 2020 reelection: Rankled by reports that other Republicans are ready to jump in if he falters, the president and his allies are already actively preparing. Teresa Tomlinson on the conservative plan to rewrite the constitution, and yes, it’s a thing. The feel-good Hallmark Channel is booming in the age of Trump. The Trump ship may finally be sinking.

The new normal of U.S. politics: Why the voting booth matters less than the streets. The commons are rumbling: Maximillian Alvarez interviews Ben Becker, Jodi Dean, and Karina Garcia of the People’s Congress of Resistance. How to improve the primary process: Make it less democratic. The crowds in Boston shouted themselves hoarse — did anyone really hear them? No platform for fascism: An interview with Mark Bray, author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook (and more). Yoav Fromer on why the American Left gave up on political violence — and why the Right increasingly embraced it. Elizabeth Warren showed how Democrats can end their civil war.

The battle over identity politics, explained: Identity politics isn’t just a tool of the Left — the Right has used it again and again. The Left can’t rely on boycotts alone: Progressives are wielding their wallets to fight Trump — but there are limits and dangers to harnessing consumer activism for political change. An unlikely coalition of Trump voters, lefty activists, and indigenous people is trying to stop the construction of a power line in New Hampshire — what does it bode for the future of politics? Even in red states, liberal candidates are climbing into power in the nation’s cities.

From Persona Studies, Anastasia Salter (UCF) and Bridget Blodgett (Baltimore): Alt-Right: Ctrl+A; Del. From Boston Review, Aziz Rana on Kenya’s new electoral authoritarianism. Louis Menand on why Freud survives: He’s been debunked again and again — and yet we still can’t give him up. From the Salem Witch Trials to Desiree Fairooz: Maggie Hennefeld on the criminalization of female laughter. Why the ACLU is adjusting its approach to “free speech” after Charlottesville. Dean Baker on the case of Sinclair Broadcasting: The free market and having the government give money to rich people are not the same thing. “The eclipse is racist”: How one bad article sparked a conservative pile-on. “It finally happened: The one thing for which there is no tweet”.