Paul Rose (OSU): American Sovereign Wealth. From Shareable, an article on Occupy as a new societal model and ways to improve it. From Counterpunch, meet Wal-Mart's Rob Walton, the worst of the One Percent. #OWS, what took so long? Psychologists tie the reluctance to protest Wall Street bailouts to a deep-seated need to justify the status quo. The first chapter from Beyond Our Means: Why America Spends While the World Saves by Sheldon Garon. Made in America, Again: Leaders discuss returning manufacturing to the U.S. in a Prospect roundtable. A review of Debtor Nation: The History of America in Red Ink by Louis Hyman. The red state model is (also) broken: Liberal enclaves face an economic crisis, but federally subsidized conservative areas are just as unsustainable. There's America, and then there's Washington: Does the prosperity of the capital region color the perspectives of the journalists and lawmakers who live there? We are not all created equal: Stephen Marche on the truth about the American class system. The political one percent of the one percent: If you think wealth is concentrated in the United States, just wait till you look at the data on campaign spending (and more). Barbara Ehrenreich and John Ehrenreich on the making of the American 99% and the collapse of the middle class. How Ayn Rand seduced generations of young men and helped make the US into a selfish, greedy nation. Felix Salmon on the plight of the 1%: Remember that, people — if you start agitating to reduce inequality, there might be vomiting. The introduction to America's First Great Depression: Economic Crisis and Political Disorder after the Panic of 1837 by Alasdair S. Roberts. Les Leopold on five ways that financial elites are destroying democracy.

Ronald Inglehart (Michigan) and Pippa Norris (Harvard): The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Understanding Human Security. Peter P. Swire and Kenesa Ahmad (OSU): Encryption and Globalization. From CTheory, an interview with William Leiss on intellectual life from the postwar generation to the present moment. A review of The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade by Andrew Feinstein (and more). From Cabinet, Thomas Keenan and Eyal Weizman on Mengele’s Skull: From witness to object. A review of You Talkin’ to Me? Rhetoric from Aristotle to Obama by Sam Leith. The Neurocritic on the return of physiognomy. Protest and ethics: Scholars explain why certain non-violent protests succeed, while some others do not. Was postmodern architecture any good? Witold Rybczynski on its most important legacy. Maxim Nasab on reviving the lost idea of the urbanized bridge. The Dandy Reissued: Colin McDowell asks if there’s a place for the modern dandy or if he’ll just end up looking comic. A review of The Great Big Book of Horrible Things: The Definitive Chronicle of History’s 100 Worst Atrocities by Matthew White. The figure of one trillion has become increasingly widely used but do we really understand it? Malcolm Gladwell has no idea why The Tipping Point was a hit. Michael Lewis on advice from the 1%: Lever up, drop out. From New York, Ray Kelly has had a remarkable run as NYPD commissioner — but now the problems are piling up. A review of Joseph Epstein's Gossip: The Untrivial Pursuit (and more and more and more). Are you smart enough to know you’re stupid? It could mean the difference between life and death. Do experts slow innovation? Joseph F Coughlin wonders. on the 12 most baffling genres of stock photo, explained.

Andreas Follesdal (Oslo): Federalism. Marco Goldoni (Antwerp): Montesquieu and the "French" Model of Separation of Powers. Barbara Luppi (UNIMORE) and Francesco Parisi (Minnesota): Politics With(Out) Coase. Armin Schafer (MPIfG): Republican Liberty and Compulsory Voting. Olivier Ledoit (Zurich): Choice Democracy. Alon Harel (HUJ) and Moses Shayo (Princeton): Which Preferences Can Democracy Serve? Jurg Martin Gabriel (ETH Zurich): Definitions Matter: Reflections on Political Science Concept Formation. Johann-Albrecht Meylahn (Pretoria): Seeking the Good (Peace) of the Republic: The Violence Against and of Difference in Defining the Public Space. David Wiens (Michigan): Engineering Global Justice: Achieving Success Through Failure Analysis. Eric D. Blumenson (Suffolk): Economic Rights as Group Rights. Rainer Forst (Frankfurt): Transnational Justice and Democracy. From the forthcoming Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Law, the entry on coercion. An excerpt from Governance Without a State? Policies and Politics in Areas of Limited Statehood. An interview with John Finnis on natural law theory. The introduction to Facing the Challenge of Democracy: Explorations in the Analysis of Public Opinion and Political Participation. Why do people defend unjust, inept, and corrupt systems? Agonism and the Law: A review of Emergency Politics: Paradox, Law, Democracy by Bonnie Honig and Law and Agonistic Politics. Seyla Benhabib on democratic sovereignty and international law. Disrupting Democracy: Keya Dannenbaum on ElectNext, her "OkCupid of Politics", and the future of elections. The first chapter from Ethics in an Age of Terror and Genocide: Identity and Moral Choice by Kristen Renwick Monroe. Are all politics still local? John Sides investigates.