From The American, progressives, conservatives, and libertarians each have a mythology in which they are the heroes and the other tribes are villains — partisans of these three ideologies even speak different languages. From Talk to Action, Frank Cocozzelli on Thomas Woods, Jr. and the Neo-Confederate Catholic Right; on why nullification matters; and on refuting nullification (and part 2). From Commonweal, Robert Geroux on the dreamworld of libertarianism (and part 2). Michael Kazin on why Woodrow Wilson isn’t celebrated by liberals. Edward Cline on why liberals love Islam. James Piereson reviews The End Is Near and It's Going to Be Awesome: How Going Broke Will Leave America Richer, Happier, and More Secure by Kevin D. Williamson. Michael Lind on the question libertarians just can’t answer: If your approach is so great, why hasn’t any country anywhere in the world ever tried it?


Tom Porter (Manchester): The Limits of Background Justice. Matthew D. Adler (Duke): The Pigou-Dalton Principle and the Structure of Distributive Justice. You can download Arguing about Justice: Essays for Philippe Van Parijs (2011). From the Library of Law and Justice, Samuel Gregg on what is social justice; and responses by Eric Mack and David C. Rose. Catherine Lu reviews Enduring Injustice by Jeff Spinner-Halev. Michael Sandel and AC Grayling discuss markets, morals and justice. Thom Brooks kicks philosophy onto the global streets looking for justice. Mathias Risse reviews Global Justice and Territory by Cara Nine. Nele Kortendiek reviews Justice Globalism: Ideology, Crises, Policy by Manfred B. Steger, James Goodman and Erin K. Wilson. Paul Krugman on where the logic and evidence take you once you adopt a more or less Rawlsian view of social justice — which is exactly what Ben Bernanke did at Princeton.


Leslie Green (Oxford): The Morality in Law. Philosopher Colin McGinn to Leave U. of Miami in wake of misconduct allegations. Brian Leiter on the McGinn case and sexual harassment in academic philosophy. Colin McGinn on morality, reported speech, and “hand job”: A refutation. How the geography of U.S. immigration has changed over time: Back in 1992, most legal immigrants came from Latin America and Europe — nowadays, they tend to come from Asia and Africa. Michael Reeve on the hipster as the postmodern dandy: towards an extensive study. Nathan Deuel on Turkey before the crackdown: Recalling better times in Istanbul. A look at why efforts to bring extinct species back from the dead miss the point. Women politicians deserve more power to craft military policy: Molly Redden on why Tuesday's sexual assault hearing is proof that male veterans shouldn't have a monopoly on such matters.


Adam Lowther (Air) and Jan Kallberg (Texas): Nuclear Deterrence in a Second Obama Term. One world government and the war of tomorrow: In 1950, journalist Vincent Sheean argued that renouncing national sovereignty was the only way to prevent nuclear war. Ali Diskaya reviews Nuclear Weapons in the Information Age by Stephen J. Cimbala. Less is more: Elizabeth Pond on reducing American nuclear missile defense in Europe. On the tenth anniversary of America’s optional war, how ready would Americans be to nuke another country? New documents reveal how a 1980s nuclear war scare became a full-blown crisis. China, India and Pakistan have increased their nuclear weapons by about 10 warheads each in the past year, and other nuclear states appear set on maintaining their arsenals. Humanity imperiled: Noam Chomsky on nuclear weapons and the path to disaster.


Brian Z. Tamanaha (WUSTL): The Third Pillar of Jurisprudence: Social Legal Theory. From Evolutionary Psychology, Michael N. Pham, Todd K. Shackelford, Yael Sela, and Lisa L.M. Welling (Oakland): Is Cunnilingus-assisted Orgasm a Male Sperm-retention Strategy? In spite of what our history books might have taught us, it was the euthycarcinoids that first stepped foot on the “New World” — while giant slug-like mollusks slimed ashore and primitive crustaceans fed along the land/water's edge. Amateur historian John Paul Floyd proves “15th century map” that showed Vikings discovered America before Columbus is a fake. Seyla Benhabib on Turkey’s authoritarian turn. Daron Acemoglu on how development won’t ensure democracy in Turkey. The introduction to Confucianism as a World Religion: Contested Histories and Contemporary Realities by Anna Sun.


Daniel Golebiewski (CUNY): Because the Bible Says So: The Impact of Roman Catholic Doctrines on LGBT Rights. James Kalb on the idea of a Catholic society: What would it mean for society and its institutions, including government, to become Catholic? Contra Sirico: Robert Geroux on libertarianism and the American Catholic Church (and part 2 and part 3). William Peter Blatty, best known as author of the novel and film The Exorcist, says Georgetown is so insufficiently Catholic that Cardinal Donald Wuerl should either force changes or force the institution to stop calling itself Catholic. “The fathers are holy on Sunday, and they’re holy hell on the rest of the week. You just can’t trust those damn Catholics on a Thursday or a Friday”. Valerie Tarico on the alarming rise of Catholic hospitals. Ex-gay porn star Jake Floyd “Genesis” returns to Catholic Church. Robert Royal on The Catholic Thing at five.


From Boston Review, Augusto Pinochet privatized Chile’s higher education and made it the most expensive in the world; now Chileans are fighting to get it back; and Jose Efrain Rios Montt has escaped responsibility for genocide, and so has the United States (and more). Aryeh Neier on Guatemala: Will justice be done? In a leftward-moving region, the iron fist of Honduras’ Porfirio “Pepe” Lobo makes him Obama’s sort of “democrat”. The two faces of Latin America: If you want to see both the potential and the peril in Latin America, you could not do better than to visit Honduras and Colombia. Is Mexico “breaking good”? Kenneth Rogoff wonders. Tomas Hachard on power wars and populism in Argentina. Venezuela’s president has ordered the creation of a new workers’ militia to defend the country’s “Bolivarian revolution” at a time when the government faces economic problems and political turmoil. The answer is Colombia: Nina Martyris on reading Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s morbidity in the happiest country on earth.


Galina Zudenkova (Mannheim): Political Cronyism. Welcome to the Real Space Age: A launching pad in the New Mexico desert for rocket planes will send you into space for $200,000 — it opens later this year. Alejandro Chafuen reviews Think Tanks in America by Thomas Medvetz. Maggie Koerth-Baker on why science needs silly-sounding research. For well over a decade now the United States has been “a nation at war”, but does that war have a name? Good wars, bad wars: A panel on WWII and Vietnam with Dale Maharidge, author of Bringing Mulligan Home: The Other Side of the Good War, and Nick Turse, author of Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam. Matt von Hippel on earning a PhD by studying N=4 super Yang-Mills, a theory that we know is wrong. Alex Nalbach reviews The Telegraph in America, 1832-1920 by David Hochfelder.


From the latest issue of Krisis, a special section on Axel Honneth's Das Recht der Freiheit (and a reply by Honneth). Gulshan Khan (Nottingham): Critical Republicanism: Jurgen Habermas and Chantal Mouffe. Plamen Makariev (Sofia): Cultural Rights and Deliberative Policy: Beyond Habermas' "Between Facts and Norms". Vito Breda (Cardiff): Constitutional Patriotism: A Reasonable Theory of Radical Democracy? An interview with Jurgen Habermas on discourse theory and international law. Benoit Peeters's biography Derrida contains a short description of the reconciliation of Jacques Derrida and Jurgen Habermas in 1999-2000. Habermas, Adorno, Politics: Gordon Finlayson is the ubercool continental philosopher with Marxist-influenced radical, progressive, non-aligned politics lined up with modern European philosophy and critical theory. J. F. Dorahy on critical theory and its aporias.


Cheryl Saunders (Melbourne): Constitution Making in the 21st Century. From Skeptic, David Hillshafer on the mass murder problem; and Michael Shermer on how preventing highly improbable mass murders like that at Sandy Hook Elementary School is impossible, but there are things we can do to decrease violence. Why does nature form exoplanets easily? Kevin Heng on how the ubiquity of worlds beyond our Solar System confounds us. The introduction to Waiting for Jose: The Minutemen's Pursuit of America by Harel Shapira. The new leaders of global economic growth: Chris Giles and Kate Allen on how China and India now make up almost half of world expansion. Legalize it and they will analyze it: The Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research studies a little-known industry. The lest issue of al Qaeda magazine Inspire celebrates Boston bombings.

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