From Foreign Affairs, William E. Scheuerman reviews Secret Reports on Nazi Germany: The Frankfurt School Contribution to the War Effort by Franz Neumann, Herbert Marcuse and Otto Kirchheimer, ed. Raffaele Laudani, with a foreword by Raymond Geuss (and the introduction). Georgia Warnke reviews Fortunes of Feminism: From Women's Liberation to Identity Politics to Anti-Capitalism by Nancy Fraser (and more). La contra Adorno: Noah R. Gataveckas on the sex-economic problem of Platypus. James Gordon Finlayson reviews Adorno by Brian O'Connor. Enrique Peruzzotti and Martin Plot on their book Critical Theory and Democracy: Civil Society, Dictatorship, and Constitutionalism in Andrew Arato's Democratic Theory. Joseph Ramsey interviews Jodi Dean on admitting the communist desire. From the 23rd World Congress of Philosophy, Jurgen Habermas on a plea for a constitutionalization of international law. Armin von Bogdandy interviews Jurgen Habermas on discourse theory and international law. Is Habermas really aware of what is missing? Timothy Stacey on how Europe lost and can re-engage with teleological ideas. Burcu Baykurt reviews Revisiting the Frankfurt School: Essays on Culture, Media and Theory. Esther Leslie looks at Horkheimer's understanding of “pseudo-individuality” and his relevance today.


Rhonda Callaway (Sam Houston State) and Julie Harrelson-Stephens (Stephen F. Austin State): You Say You Want a Revolution: The Arab Spring and the Role of the Human Rights Regime. Nnamdi O. Madichie (Sharjah): Is the Middle East the Land of the Future? It Is Not a Given! Binneh S. Minteh (Rutgers) and Elcin Haskollar (NJCU): A Comparative Analysis of Mass Mobilizations in Libya and Syria: Why a UN Backed Intervention in Libya and Not Syria? Michael Ignatieff on Bosnia and Syria: Intervention then and now. What's Left? Guy J. Burton on accounting for the Left in the Arab world. Are constitutional ideals alien to the region? Thanassis Cambanis on the secret history of democratic thought in the Middle East. Dani Rodrik on how the problem is authoritarianism, not Islam. The Innocence of the Media? Karen Grass on media and political violence. From nthposition, the Iraqi dream, investor's nightmare: A contractor despairs. Despite post-traumatic stress and opposition from two presidential administrations, former USAID employee Kirk W. Johnson has helped resettle hundreds of Iraqis whose work for coalition forces brought threats on their lives. An excerpt from Oil for Food: The Global Food Crisis in the Middle East by Eckart Woertz. Sheri Berman on Marx’s lesson for the Muslim Brothers. Evolve or expire: Tarek Osman on the coming clash within the Muslim Brotherhood. Egypt’s tourism industry grinds to a halt. Victor Davis Hanson on the Middle East: All bad choices. Megan Gambino on how thy the next Silicon Valley will be in the Middle East.


Paul L. Posner, Timothy Conlan, and Priscilla M. Regan (George Mason): The Politics of Accountability: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 ARRA. From the latest issue of Situations: Project of the Radical Imagination, Henry A Giroux (McMaster Center): The Occupy Movement Meets the Suicidal State: Neoliberalism and the Punishing of Dissent; and Carlos Frade (Salford): An Altogether New Prince Five Hundred Years Later: Bringing Machiavelli to Bear on Our Present. The Day the Earth Ran Out: Carter Roberts on the causes and consequences of Earth Overshoot Day. John Edwards on challenges of the social life of language. Controlling sound: Melissa Kagen on musical torture from the Shoah to Guantanamo. Jeffrey Lord on the Cumulus war on conservatives: From Buckley to Sean Hannity, attacks that cannot help but backfire. Christian Stork on why Obama can’t withhold military aid from Egypt. The SEC is now demanding that companies admit wrongdoing — that’s a big deal. From Out, Maral Noshad Sharifi on the men who want AIDS and how it improved their lives. Snowden Wars Episode V: The Surveillance State Strikes Back. Andrew Ross Sorkin is such a Wall Street bootlicker sometimes. Troll-hunting mom Kaitlin Jackson falls prey to 4chan trolls. DHS gets new cybersecurity chief. Which economist do you agree with most? Take this quiz to find out.


At Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos has upended industries, now he promises change at The Washington Post — if his history is a guide, he will have all the laughs. J. Max Robins on why Bezos should buy the L.A. Times. Todd Gitlin on how The Washington Post doesn't need a new-media mogul — it needs an old-fashioned one. It’s becoming increasingly clear that the best “new” trends in journalism — from media ownership and aggregation to commenting policies — represent journalism coming full circle to its eighteenth- and nineteenth-century roots. Henry Blodget on how journalism has entered a golden age. David Warsh on the Golden Age of Newspapers: A short history. Choire Sicha on Six Lesser-Known "Golden Ages" of Media, 1991–2005. From TNR, the Sulzbergers say they’re not selling, but if they were, who should buy the paper? (and more on the future of the Times) Felix Salmon on content economics, part 3: Costs. Jack Shafer on how news never made money, and is unlikely to. Sorry, Craig: Study finds Craigslist took $5 billion from newspapers. Matthew Yglesias on Al-Jazeera America and the problem with nonprofit news. One thing Al Jazeera could do to gain credibility: hire an ombudsman. Is Glenn Greenwald's journalism now viewed as a “terrorist” occupation? Alan Rusbridger on David Miranda, schedule 7 and the danger that all reporters now face. You leak, you lose: Nina Burleigh on going to prison for acts of journalism.


Samuel D. Rocha (UND): Unscientific Science and the Insignificance of "Significance": James, Kuhn, and Flyvbjerg. From Education Review, Robert L. Hampel on remembering history: An essay review of Testing Wars in the Public Schools by William J. Reese; and is this the education revolution we’ve been waiting for? Francis Schrag reviews The One World School House by Salman Khan. Nicholas Lemann on how Michelle Rhee misled education reform: "Michelle Rhee simply isn't interested in reasoning forward from evidence to conclusions". If the SAT were a key to all mythology: Monica Cohen on how the SAT is an affront to intellectual complexity. David Karp, who founded Tumblr and sold it to Yahoo for $1.1 billion, doesn’t even have a high school diploma, which raises the question: When is it OK for a wunderkind to drop out of school? Sarah Carr on getting real about high school: Millions of young people will never attend four-year colleges — America must do more to equip them to secure good jobs and live fulfilling lives. Should the school year be longer? A large-scale study throws cold water on a popular idea. The architect of school reform who turned against it: Sara Mosle on Diane Ravitch's second revolution. War on the Core: Bill Keller on the right-wing campaign to keep America stupid. What produces better students — reading in print or reading on-line? The answer is both.


Sherry Tehrani (Cal State-Northridge): Welcome to the Amazon: Leading Online Retail from Local Tax Avoidance into Your Backyard. Ryan A.I. Valentin (Kentucky): Milk and Other Intoxicating Choices: Official State Symbol Adoption. Don’t you dare say "disruptive": Judith Shulevitz on how it's the most pernicious cliche of our time. Benjamin Wittes on how there's a perfectly good NSA defense that the Obama Administration isn't making. Hamilton Nolan on why The Revolution will not be Vice, “an ever-expanding machine for selling counterculture cool to the world's largest and most mainstream corporations”. Jonathan Chait on how modern vote suppression is better than Jim Crow, still pretty bad. David Wong on 7 reasons the news looks worse than it really is. A Republican cancer survivor sends his party a message on Obamacare. John Cassidy on Obama, Egypt, and the limits of pragmatism. After Bloomberg: What kind of city is the Mayor leaving to his successor? Small but deadly: The biggest extinction in history was probably caused by a space rock that changed the climate. Adam and Eve lived in Africa at the same time — but probably never met, scientists claim. Adam Thorpe reviews The Summits of Modern Man: Mountaineering after the Enlightenment by Peter H. Hansen. Pankaj Mishra on how The Need for Roots brought home the modern era's disconnection with the past and the loss of community.


A new issue of the European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy is out. Robert J. Stainton (UWO): Philosophy of Linguistics. Uriah Kriegel (JNI): The Epistemological Challenge of Revisionary Metaphysics. Though it is common to lament the shortcomings of reading an important work in any language other than the original and of the “impossibility” of translation, works of philosophy (or literature for that matter — are they different?) in fact gain far more than they lose in translation. Alex Rosenberg is the mad dog proponent of nice nihilism who broods on the implications of naturalism. If Buddhism is a philosophy, it is often bad philosophy. Emily Drabble on how to teach philosophy. Philosophy of the Acrobat: Keith Ansell-Pearson reviews The Art of Philosophy: Wisdom as a Practice and You Must Change your Life by Peter Sloterdijk. Gerald Dworkin on philosophy and humor. Thomas Cathcart on philosophy in change and change in philosophy. Jason Costanzo reviews Philosophical Devices: Proofs, Probabilities, Possibilities, and Sets by David Papineau. Philosophy as a humanist discipline: On June 22, 2013, at Wadham College, Oxford, The New York Review held a free conference to celebrate its fiftieth anniversary and to honor the lives, work, and legacy of Isaiah Berlin, Stuart Hampshire and Bernard Williams. Does philosophy have a sexual harassment problem? Massimo Pigliucci wants to know.


Constantine Sandis (Oxford Brooks) and Nassim Nicholas Taleb (NYU-Poly): The Skin in the Game: Heuristic for Protection Against Tail Events. Peter J. Boettke and Kyle W. O'Donnell (George Mason): The Social Responsibility of Economists. Frederik J. Zuiderveen (Amsterdam): Consent to Behavioural Targeting in European Law: What are the Policy Implications of Insights from Behavioural Economics? Nicholas C. Barberis on thirty years of prospect theory in economics. Has behavioral law and economics jumped the shark? Neil H. Buchanan on understanding when a promising research agenda has run its course — and why it matters in the real world. Economists, feel the love: Paul Frijters and Gigi Foster on their book An Economic Theory of Greed, Love, Groups, and Networks. The simple economics of commons: Rustam Romaniuc reviews Infrastructure: The Social Value of Shared Resources by Brett M. Frischmann. Jason Collins on four reasons why evolutionary theory might not add value to economics. The first chapter from <em style="font-size: 10pt;">Remembering Inflation</em> by Brigitte Granville. The relevant history of economic thought: Brad DeLong on growth, inequality, Malthus, and history. Is Big Data an economic Big Dud? Some economists are questioning whether Big Data will ever have the impact of the first Internet wave, let alone the industrial revolutions of past centuries (and more by Paul Krugman and more by John Quiggin).


Michael R. Strain and Alan D. Viard (AEI): Six Long-Run Tax and Budget Realities. From The New York Times, Jim Dwyer on the Impossible Mayor of the Possible: Three terms, 750,000 trees, 450 miles of bike lanes, 5 million police stops, and one failed soda ban — how the billionaire mayor reshaped New York (and more on The Bloomberg Years). Karen Rester interviews Rudolph Herzog, author of A Short History of Nuclear Folly. How close were we to nuclear Armageddon? Harold Brown on the threats of the Cold War and their lessons for today. The Original Genius Bar: With money tight for scientific research, the Institute for Advanced Study offers big brains a priceless draw — freedom. Is Washington in a “post-policy era”? Ezra Klein wonders. Anatomy of an Al Qaeda “Conference Call”: Ken Silverstein on how dubious sources feed national-security reporter Eli Lake a fraudulent story for political purposes — once again. How a single spoon can save a young woman from being forced to marry against her will. Dave Zirin on why banning Russia from the Olympics is a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad idea. Ross Douthat on libertarian populism and its critics. From Economic Principals, David Warsh on Jacob Frenkel, Lawrence Summers, and an airport store, compared to the founding of a mutual fund. Alice Gregory on Choire Sicha, the anti-blogger. David Weigel on 3 reasons Cracked is the only site that gets listicles right.


Kieran James (Fiji): Working-Class Consciousness in the Work of SoCal Punk Band Rancid. Kieran James (Fiji), Susan P. Briggs (South Australia), and Bligh Grant (New England): “A Little Lower than the Angels”: Ace Frehley, Peter Criss, and the Corporate Kiss Machine. Colin McGuire writes in defense of boycotting the corporate concert industry. Gospel’s many ancestors: Chuck McCutcheon on how Yale professor Willie Ruff documents the ancient origins of religious singing — and causes a debate over the roots of gospel. The introduction to Reflections on the Musical Mind: An Evolutionary Perspective by Jay Schulkin. Why do people like listening to sad music when they're feeling down? John Vanderslice adores digital technology — except when it comes to audio. Mozart vs. the Beatles: We may say, “You can’t argue about taste”, but when it comes to art we care about, we almost always do. Jan Swafford on the most beautiful melody in the world: You know it when you hear it. The introduction to <em style="font-size: 10pt;">Shaping Jazz: Cities, Labels, and the Global Emergence of an Art Form</em> by Damon J. Phillips. Tom Jacobs on why we evolved to love music. Chris Kjorness on how Latin music is American music. James Parker on Joe Strummer and Punk Self-Reinvention: How a privately educated British schoolboy named John Mellor became The Clash's iconic front man. Lydia DePillis on how Ticketmaster ruined the concertgoing experience, and how it might be saved.

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