Jeffrey S. Peake (Clemson): The Obama Administration's Use of Executive Agreements: Business as Usual or Presidential Unilateralism? Luz Cabrera-Frias (Georgetown): Cyber Courtship: Computer Matchmaking and Trends in Online Romance. Jeongsub Lim (Sosang): Redefinition of Online Scoops: Online Journalists’ Personal and Institutional Responses to Online Scoops. From the Journal of World-Systems Research, a special issue on the Political Economy of Commodity Chains; Patrick Ziltener (Zurich) and Daniel Kunzler (Fribourg): Impacts of Colonialism: A Research Survey; and Gregory P. Williams interviews Immanuel Wallerstein on a retrospective on the origins of world-systems analysis. Choose your own adventure: Luke Pagarani on how racialized sexual fantasies imagine desire as an array of exciting ice cream flavors, but the consumer is always assumed to be vanilla. David Trotter reviews Lifted: A Cultural History of the Elevator by Andreas Bernard. Why do people persist in believing things that just aren't true? Roy Edroso on libertarians and Hobby Lobby: Is there anything they can’t make worse? Adrianna McIntyre on seven reasons birth control pills shouldn't require a prescription. Jared Bernstein on why the GOP really wants to defund IRS: Hint — it's not about punishing administrative incompetence. When a literary magazine dies, what happens to the poems, stories, essays, and artwork that have been published in its pages over the years? Christie Taylor on a new home for defunct journals. Who cares about the World Cup? Liberals, Hispanics and young people.
A new issue of Advances in Internet of Things is out. Amanda Craig and Scott Shackelford (Indiana): Hacking the Planet, the Dalai Lama, and You: Managing Technical Vulnerabilities in the Internet through Polycentric Governance. Orin S. Kerr (George Washington): The Fourth Amendment and the Global Internet. Jaanika Erne (Tartu): Discourses on Truth and Censorship in Plato's Politeia Compared with Today's Internet Regulation. Joshua S. Gans (Toronto): Weak versus Strong Net Neutrality. Nancy Scola on five myths about net neutrality. Jathan Sadowski on how the Internet of Things will benefit the insurance industry, and screw us in the process. Leon Neyfakh on the case for an absent-minded Internet: We’ve built a huge memory machine whose capacity is becoming at best a nuisance, at worst dangerous — meet the thinkers trying to teach the Internet to forget. Megan Garber on what the Internet sounds like. Matthew J.X. Malady on how the Internet doesn’t love anything: It is not a human being — and we probably shouldn’t talk about it as though it were. Can technology create an Internet for every language? Kate Knibbs investigates. LOL and Order: Robert Iveniuk on the rise and folly of Internet justice. Did the internet prevent all invention from moving to one place? Chris Forman, Avi Goldfarb and Shane Greenstein investigate. The lost promise of the Internet: Alex Wright on Paul Otlet, the man who almost invented cyberspace. The Internet as we know it is dying: Andrew Leonard on how Facebook and Google are killing the classic Internet and reinventing it in their image. Gordon M. Goldstein on the end of the Internet: How regional networks may replace the World Wide Web.
From First Things, Roger Scruton on the good of government: American conservatives need a positive view of government. Matthew Continetti on the theological politics of Irving Kristol. The Tea Party's Godfather: Geoffrey Kabaservice on the life of L. Brent Bozell, Jr., the man who vied with Buckley for leadership of American conservatism. Teatopia: What would actually happen if Tea Partiers controlled Congress and Rand Paul was president? From The Atlantic, are reform conservatives serious? A crop of young thinkers trying to steer the right toward the future needs to both vanquish the Tea Party and show it has more than just a marketing campaign. From TNR, a look at how reform conservatism's solution to the jobs crisis is anathema to the GOP; Brian Beutler on how the GOP isn't listening to "reform conservatives" — it's just using them; and Danny Vinik on why liberals should take reform conservatives seriously: These may become actual policies one day — why not debate them now? This is “reform conservatism” in a nutshell: The GOP is a coalition of crazies, racists and plutocrats — but there is a political requirement to talk about policy in a way that is not obviously crazy, racist or pro-rich. Lauren Windsor goes inside the Koch Brothers’ secret billionaire summit: This is what happens when Marco Rubio, Mitch McConnell, Tom Cotton, Cory Gardner and a gang of the world’s richest people meet behind closed doors. Rightbloggers rage as blacks help Cochran beat the Tea Party. Party-switching theocrat Michael Peroutka wins primary, claims Maryland legislature is invalid and talks revolution. Heather Parton on why social conservatives are slowly losing America. Why go after women and workers? The Reactionary Mind explains it all for you. Mass transit, Common Core, light bulbs: Conservatives hate these things for no better reason than that liberals like them.
William Baude (Chicago): Zombie Federalism. David Ellerman (UC-Riverside): On the Renting of Persons. Lindsay F. Wiley (American): Sugary Drinks, Happy Meals, Social Norms, and the Law: The Normative Impact of Product Configuration Bans. From the inaugural issue of FLEKS: Scandinavian Journal of Intercultural Theory and Practice, Kristin Rygg (NHH): Intercultural Training: Learn to Avoid Treading on Other People’s Toes or Experience Walking in the Other Person’s Shoes. Pope Francis says communists are closet Christians. The rich who believe that they’re a persecuted minority: Stephen Schwarzman, Tom Perkins, and other billionaires have recently ranted against the poor and middle class — James Surowiecki explains why. Matthew Hutson on how rivalries bring out our best — and worst. Trebor Scholz on the politics of the sharing economy. On Popper and Hayek: Jeremy Sheamur interviewed by Richard Marshall. Hobby Lobby wasn't about religious freedom — it was about abortion. Brian Beutler on how the Hobby Lobby ruling isn't about religious liberty — it's about conservative sexual morality. Alexander C. Kaufman on how Hobby Lobby still covers vasectomies and Viagra. Thanassis Cambanis on the surprising appeal of ISIS: It’s murderous, intolerant, and dangerous, but the group offers Sunnis something rare in the Middle East — a chance to feel like a citizen. ISIS risks everything to declare a caliphate: After months of gaining territory, weapons, and cash, ISIS is putting its global credibility on the line in a play that could backfire spectacularly. Daniel Altman on why it’s okay to have mixed feelings about Luis Suarez.
Julia Ivanova (HSE): Homo Animal Ambitiosum: Early Modern Theories of Sociability between Commerce and Metaphysics. Berislav Zarnic (Split) and Gabriela Basic (Rijeka): Metanormative Principles and Norm Governed Social Interaction. Robert Akerlof (Warwick): Social Norm Formation: The Role of Esteem. Gautam Bose, Evgenia Dechter, and Lorraine Ivancic (UNSW): Conforming to Group Norms: An Experimental Study. Bruce P. Frohnen (Ohio Northern): The Limits of Law: How Formal Rules Undermine Human Relations. Valerio Capraro (Southampton) and Alessandra Marcelletti (Rome): Do Good Actions Inspire Good Actions in Others? Anthony M Evans (Tilburg), Kyle D Dillon (Harvard), and David G. Rand (Yale): Reaction Times and Reflection in Social Dilemmas: Extreme Responses are Fast, But Not Intuitive. Jillian J. Jordan and David G. Rand (Yale) and Alexander Peysakhovich (Harvard): Why We Cooperate. Alexander Peysakhovich and Martin A. Nowak (Harvard) and David G. Rand (Yale): The Cooperative Phenotype. John E. Stewart (VUB): The Direction of Evolution: The Rise of Cooperative Organization. Francesc Dilme (Bonn): Cooperation in Large Societies, Second Version. Zoe Kinias and Andrew C. Hafenbrack (INSEAD), Heejung S. Kim (UCSB), and Jina J. Lee (Yonsei): Standing Out as a Signal to Selﬁshness: Culture and Devaluation of Non-normative Characteristics. Nicholas Hune-Brown on why we prefer shameless selfishness to tainted altruism. William Hageman interviews Stefan Klein, author of Survival of the Nicest: How Altruism Made Us Human and Why it Pays to Get Along. Peter Hurford interviews Boris Yakubchik on the effective altruist movement.
Robert L. Tsai (American): Three Arguments About War. Shawn Kaplan (Adelphi): Punitive Warfare, Counterterrorism and Jus Ad Bellum. Rogier Bartels (Amsterdam): From Jus in Bello to Jus Post Bellum: When Do Non-International Armed Conflicts End? Christine Beell (Edinburgh): Of Jus Post Bellum and Lex Pacificatoria: What's in a Name? Peter Hilpold (Innsbruck): Jus Post Bellum and the Responsibility to Rebuild. Eliav Lieblich (IDC): Proportionality in Asymmetrical Warfare and Closely Related Issues. Kieran Oberman (Edinburgh): The Myth of the Optional War: Why States Are Required to Wage the Wars they are Permitted to Wage. Jens David Ohlin (Cornell): Acting as a Sovereign Versus Acting as a Belligerent. Ori Pomson and Yonatan Horvits (HUJ): The Clean Hands Doctrine in International Law and Humanitarian Intervention. Hadassa A. Noorda (Amsterdam): The Principle of Sovereign Equality with Respect to Wars Against Non-State Actors. Kimberley Natasha Trapp (UCL): Can Non-State Actors Mount an Armed Attack? Iddo Porat (CLB) and Ziv Bohrer (Bar-Ilan): Preferring One's Own Civilians: May Soldiers Endanger Enemy Civilians More than They Would Endanger Their State's Civilians? Laurie R. Blank (Emory): Cyberwar/Cyber Attack: The Role of Rhetoric in the Application of Law to Activities in Cyberspace. Mariarosaria Taddeo (Warwick): Just Information Warfare. Robert J. Delahunty (St. Thomas): The Returning Warrior and the Limits of Just War Theory. The introduction to Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues by Marjorie Cohn. A drones eye view: Patrick Provost-Smith on global anti-terrorism and the existential crisis of just war theory. Is the US use of drones in North West Pakistan a violation of humanitarian laws? Charles Mutasa investigates. Leo Braudy on a list of 10 seminal works on the subject of warfare.
A new issue of the European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy is out. Ellen D. Katz (Michigan): Hobby Lobby and the Pathology of Citizens United. William J. Luther (Kenyon) and Lawrence H. White (George Mason): Can Bitcoin Become a Major Currency? Andrew Rudalevige (Bowdoin): The Letter of the Law: Administrative Discretion and Obama’s Domestic Unilateralism. Vladislav Davidzon is on the road with Bernard-Henri Levy, the planet’s last superstar French intellectual. Arthur Chu on mansplaining, whitesplaining, richsplaining: the way you can tell someone who’s “privileged” is the unconscious belief that they have something to say, and that everyone will listen. Michael Brady reviews Unmodern Philosophy and Modern Philosophy by John Dewey. Laurie Penny on what the “transgender tipping point” really means. Sean Carroll on why physicists should stop saying silly things about philosophy. Ashutosh Jogalekar on how philosophy begins where physics ends, and physics begins where philosophy ends. McKenzie Wark on Heidegger and geology: “The project now is not to apply the old grad school bag o’tricks to the Anthropocene, but rather to apply the Anthropocene to a root-and-branch rethinking of how we make knowledge outside the sciences and social sciences”. Your taxes are going up — you just don’t know it yet. Bentham's revolutionary views on sex have been kept hidden for too long: Faramerz Dabhoiwala reviews Of Sexual Irregularities by Jeremy Bentham. How fair is life? Nothing succeeds like success — and science has now proved it. From The Editorial Review, an interview with Evan Goldstein, managing editor of The Chronicle Review and of Arts & Letters Daily.
John O. McGinnis (Northwestern) and Russell G. Pearce (Fordham): The Great Disruption: How Machine Intelligence Will Transform the Role of Lawyers in the Delivery of Legal Services (and more). Elizabeth G. Porter (Washington): Taking Images Seriously. Jordan M. Singer (New England): Gossiping About Judges. Carla D. Pratt (Penn State): Judging Identity. Meera E. Deo (UCLA): Looking Forward to Diversity in Legal Academia. Alfred L. Brophy (UNC): Ranking Law Schools with LSATs, Employment Outcomes, and Law Review Citations. Kelsey A Webber (Georgetown): Which Law Schools Make Rational Economic Sense to Attend. Jorge R. Roig (Charleston): The First Thing We Do (“This article analyzes the arguments for and against tenure in legal academia”). Brian Leiter on how philosophy has been central to legal education for more than a century. Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz on intellectual diversity in the legal academy: Because elite American law faculties are so far to the left of the American judiciary, these faculties can be startlingly poor at analyzing the actual practice of American law. Are judicial nominations broken, and how should we fix them? Leon Neyfakh on the custom justice of “problem-solving courts”: A new kind of court is reshaping the American legal system — with little oversight. From The Jury Expert, why do we ask jurors to promise that they will do the impossible? Susan Macpherson wonders. The duty to disregard the law: Michael Huemer on why jurors are often morally obligated to disregard the law. Justice as a luxury: Deborah Beth Medows on the inefficacy of middle class pro se litigation and exploring unbundling as a partial solution.
William C. Kidder (UC-Riverside) and Richard Lempert (Michigan): The Mismatch Myth in American Higher Education: A Synthesis of Empirical Evidence at the Law School and Undergraduate Levels. Cheryl E. Matias, Naomi Nishi and Roberto Montoya review Whiteness in Academia: Counter-stories of Betrayal and Resistance by John Preston. Is college really harder to get into than it used to be? Colleges are full of it: Behind the three-decade scheme to raise tuition, bankrupt generations, and hypnotize the media. Evan Hughes on how the Left-leaning media hopes the student debt problem is huge: The backlash against David Leonhardt's New York Times column may be unwarranted. What does the future hold for academic associations? Steven Rathgeb Smith explains. Business school, disrupted: In moving into online education, Harvard Business School discovered that it isn’t so easy to practice what it teaches. Adapt (not publish) or perish: In the near future, only very wealthy colleges will have English departments. Finally, an academic text devoted to 50 Shades of Gray: William Giraldi on what happens when a very smart scholar tries to find meaning in a very dumb book. From the Hedgehog Review’s The Infernal Machine blog, Mark Algee-Hewitt and Andrew Piper on the unpredictability of academic writing; and Chad Wellmon on #failedacademic: The new public intellectual? The new academic celebrity: Christopher Shea on why a different kind of scholar — and idea — hits big today. Jack Flanagan on how Twitter is tearing down academia's Ivory Tower. Robert T. Gonzalez on the 20 best #SixWordPaperTitle tweets.
A new issue of The Activist is out. Joshua Benjamin Miller (Bocconi) and Adam Sanjurjo (Alicante): A Cold Shower for the Hot Hand Fallacy. Venkat Pulla (Sunshine Coast) and Kanchan Prasad Kharel (Kathmandu): The Carpets and Karma: The Resilient Story of the Tibetan Community in Two Settlements in India and Nepal. Diane L. Fahey (NYLS): The Movement to Destroy the Income Tax and the IRS: Who Is Doing It and How They Are Succeeding. From the latest issue of The Atlantic Monthly, a series of articles on creativity. Rebecca Traister on why a woman should run for president against Hillary Clinton — or many women. Tim Murphy on the definitive guide to every Hillary Clinton conspiracy theory (so far). From Pussy Riot to Snowden: Molly Crabapple on the dissident fetish. Disruptive genius: Craig Lambert interviews innovation guru Clayton Christensen on spreading his gospel, the Gospel, and how to win with the electric car. Andrew Beaujon on why journalists drive scientists crazy, in graphs. Brick by brick: After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination. “Most bootyful butts, best bulges!”: Amanda Hess on why it’s great to objectify World Cup players. Pollution porn for dudes with pickup trucks: Diesel drivers in rural America have been modifying their trucks to spew out black soot, then posting pics to the Internet — they hate you and your Prius. “If 10,000 ‘sons of the desert’ here in the stadium want to trigger a scandal because of this, it just goes to show that they have too few schools”.