From the forthcoming Oxford Handbook on Populism (ed. Paulina Ochoa Espejo, Cristobal Rovira Kaltwasser, Pierre Ostiguy, and Paul Taggart), here is the entry on Populism and Cosmopolitanism by James Ingram. Ruth Wodak (Lancaster): Right-wing Populism and Antisemitism. Don’t compare Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler — it belittles Hitler: One was a psychopath who believed his raving rants, the other is a con man. From Logos, a special section on Diagnosing Right-Wing Populism, including James E. Freeman and Peter Kolozi on poisoning the well: Demagoguery versus democracy; Douglas Kellner on Donald Trump as authoritarian populist: A Frommian analysis; and John Abromeit on critical theory and the persistence of right-wing populism. The Great American Surrender: Donald Trump might win — and even if he doesn’t, he's paved the way for the next tyrant.

Thugs and kisses: Who admires Putin, and why? Donald Trump’s admiration of Putin’s ruthless use of power. Jeet Heer on why Donald Trump can’t stop praising Vladimir Putin. Donald Trump’s weak version of strength: Vladimir Putin’s authoritarian style may excite Trump and his supporters, but it’s hardly a quality that would make a good president. From National Review, Kevin Williamson on the “strength” of Vladimir Putin: It is not evident when viewed from the east. Daniel Drezner on three ways of thinking about what it means to be a strong leader: As the Republican ticket praises Vladimir Putin, let’s reflect on what that means about political strength. Down with democracy: Donald Trump’s embrace of Vladimir Putin is a return to traditional conservative values.


Syed Sami Raza (Peshawar) and Ghazala Rafi (Islamia): Indefinite Preventive Detention: An Anglo-American Legacy of the State of Exception. “This is happening. And people should know”: Bruce Schneier on how someone is learning how to take down the Internet. US official: Difficult to alter US elections through hacking. Trump’s call for a flood of poll watchers could disrupt some voting places. The Times’s chief book critic Michiko Kakutani shares her appreciation for Twitter and its many charms. Because Scott Walker asked: Leaked court documents from “John Doe investigation” in Wisconsin lay bare pervasive influence of corporate cash on modern US elections. Lidija Haas, Heather Havrilesky, Dan Savage, Mallory Ortberg, and Kristin Dombek get together on a 1990s-style conference call to discuss the advice-column form, the value of lying, and how to avoid becoming a role model.

From the Platypus Review, why not Trump? Chris Cutrone wonders. Margaret Hartmann on why Trump’s foundation should be a bigger scandal than Clinton’s. If Clinton needs to close her foundation, Trump needs to dissolve his company. Hillary Clinton’s basket of deplorables, explained. Hillary’s “deplorables” barb wasn’t a gaffe — but the Trump campaign’s response was. Racism is big, subtle, and messy — “basket of deplorables” made it seem too simple. Sam Reisman on how pundits praise Trump’s “restraint” simply because he acted like an adult. The press keeps punishing Clinton over disclosures — while Trump makes none. Jack Shafer on the case against journalistic balance: When campaigns complain about “fairness,” beware — here’s what they’re really after.


Alessandra Tanesini (Cardiff): Doing Philosophy. Timothy Williamson (Oxford): Model-Building in Philosophy. James Andow (Reading): Abduction by Philosophers: Reorienting Philosophical Methodology. Massimo Pigliucci (CUNY): The Nature of Philosophy: How Philosophy Makes Progress and Why It Matters. Susan Haack (Miami): The Fragmentation of Philosophy, the Road to Reintegration. Brian G. Henning (Gonzaga): Philosophy in the Age Fascism: Reflections on the Presidential Addresses of the American Philosophical Association, 1931-1940. Patrick Baert (Cambridge): The Philosopher as Public Intellectual. Aili W. Bresnahan (Dayton): Dancing Philosophy: What Happens to Philosophy when Considered from the Point of View of a Dancer. Daniel Dennett says much of philosophy today is “self-indulgent”. Why philosophy? Ken Taylor on how philosophy is in quite a state.

For all our technological breakthroughs, we’re still wrestling with the same basic questions as the Enlightenment philosophers: Adam Kirsch reviews The Dream of Enlightenment by Anthony Gottlieb. Is this a portrait of one of the world’s most influential philosophers? One Dutch art dealer is convinced that he owns the only portrait that Baruch Spinoza sat for. Should the ban on Spinoza be lifted? Steven B. Smith wonders. Why David Hume is so hot right now: Cody Delistraty interviews James Harris, author of Hume: An Intellectual Biography. A few kind words about the most evil man in mankind’s history: George H. Smith explains some fundamental features of Immanuel Kant’s moral and political theory. You can take Jeremy Bentham’s mummified head through airport security, but please don’t.

From the Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy, Sean Morris reviews The Historical Turn in Analytic Philosophy, ed. Erich Reck. Marc Champagne on analytic philosophy, continental literature? Dan Zahavi (Copenhagen): Analytic and Continental Philosophy: From Duality through Plurality to (Some Kind of) Unity. David Spurrett (KwaZulu-Natal): Why I am Not an Analytic Philosopher. Meena Krishnamurthy on decolonizing analytic political philosophy. David Owen (Southampton): Reasons and Practices of Reasoning: The Analytic/Continental Distinction in Political Philosophy. Might and right in the Pioneer Valley: Political philosophy is an urgent — and fun — adventure. Jonathan Floyd on why we need to teach political philosophy in schools.

What is it like to be a philosopher? Clifford Sosis interviews Kwame Anthony Appiah. Separating the philosophy from the philosopher: After an alleged harasser holds on to a powerful academic position, professors try to limit his influence, in part by excluding his work from their syllabi — is that the right strategy? A life of meaning (reason not required): If philosophy is to stay relevant, it must bridge the gap between feeling and thought. Alastair Horne interviews Bloomsbury’s Liza Thompson on philosophy’s audiences: “Very different animals”. Michael Connell on how to teach philosophy in comedy clubs.

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