From PUP, the introduction to Why Wilson Matters: The Origin of American Liberal Internationalism and Its Crisis Today by Tony Smith. Beyond liberal internationalism: Liberal internationalists have spoken admiringly of "the idea that is America", in Anne-Marie Slaughter's phrase, but also betrayed its limits. Hoping for the best against Trump: Is there any reason for liberals to feel optimistic after a year of political disasters and the election of an ignorant, narcissistic, authoritarian loudmouth as US president? David P. Forsythe on the death knell of American exceptionalism under Trump. First on the White House agenda is the collapse of the global order — next, war?

From terrorism to populism, today's sweeping unrest has its roots in brutal competition: Samuel Moyn reviews Age of Anger: A History of the Present by Pankaj Mishra (and more and more and more and more). Liberalism to blame: What are the arguments for seeing liberal triumphalism which began with the collapse of Communism in the 1990s as having produced the backlash we are witnessing today? Francis Fukuyama, the man who declared the "end of history", fears for democracy's future. Garry Kasparov and Thor Halvorssen on why the rise of authoritarianism is a global catastrophe. Deutschland uber us: How's it going over in the last bastion of liberal democracy? Germany's taboos, once a bulwark against the far Right, may now be enabling it.

Kyle Lascurettes (Lewis and Clark): The Concert of Europe and Great Power Governance Today: What Can the Order of 19th-Century Europe Teach Policymakers about International Order in the 21st Century? World on brink of "post-Western age" as influence of Europe and US declines, warns report. Russia wants pragmatic relations with the United States but also is hoping for the creation of a "post-West world order", foreign minister Sergey Lavrov says. Henry Meyer and Onur Ant on Alexander Dugin, the one Russian linking Putin, Erdogan and Trump. What do Trump, Putin, the Presidents of the Czech Republic and Philippines, right-wing anti-EU Europeans and the British Foreign Minister have in common? Their sense of humour. Nick Cohen on how the lunatic fringe conquered world politics.

In a new letter, Pope Francis tells activists to stand up to populists.


Trump family’s elaborate lifestyle is a “logistical nightmare” — at taxpayer expense. Trump family trips cost taxpayers $11.3m in one month — almost as much as Obama’s cost in a year. Paying for Legal Services or keeping Melania Trump in NYC: Choices for taxpayers. Trump’s lavish lifestyle is a drain on taxpayers — and a gift to Democrats. The President’s House is empty: Opting out, as Trump has done with the White House, is a neoliberal habit — but who bears the cost? Membership applications at Mar-a-Lago soar after Trump becomes president. Trump’s “Winter White House”: A peek at the exclusive members’ list at Mar-a-Lago.


Mark Anthony Camilleri (Malta): Corporate Citizenship and Social Responsibility Policies in the United States of America. Christopher M. Bruner (Washington and Lee): Center-Left Politics and Corporate Governance: What is the “Progressive” Agenda? K. Sabeel Rahman (Brooklyn): Shape of Things to Come: The On-Demand Economy and the Normative Stakes of Regulating 21st-Century Capitalism. Sanjukta Paul (UCLA): Uber as For-Profit Hiring Hall: A Price-Fixing Paradox and its Implications. Denver taxi drivers are turning Uber’s disruption on its head. Rana Foroohar on Uberisation and the dangers of neo-serfdom: Platform technologies could enable a return to a more benign capitalism. Ex-Uber engineer Susan J. Fowler says the company has a culture of sexual harassment.

Amazon says it puts customers first — but its pricing algorithm doesn’t. At Trader Joe’s, good cheer may hide complaints. Gaspard Sebag, Dara Doyle, and Alex Webb on the inside story of Apple's $14 billion tax bill. How companies like Apple dodge taxes and their own investors. Angela Allan on how the “evil corporation” became a pop-culture trope. Justin Fox on how boards will never be any good at policing executives. Hershey H. Friedman (CUNY) and Miriam Gerstein (Brooklyn): Are We Wasting Our Time Teaching Business Ethics? Ethical Lapses Since Enron and the Great Recession. W. Robert Thomas (Michigan): When and How Corporations Became Persons under the Criminal Law, and Why It Matters Now. Too vast to succeed: Miriam H. Baer reviews Too Big to Jail: How Prosecutors Compromise with Corporations by Brandon Garrett.


Eric N. Johnson and Linda A. Kidwell (Wyoming) and D. Jordan Lowe and Philip Reckers (ASU): Who Follows the Unethical Leader? The Association between Followers' Personal Characteristics and Intentions to Complying Committing Organizational Fraud. Domestic violence is making headlines around the world — now it’s time for the world to start taking it seriously. The Trump administration proposed deputizing some National Guard units to arrest immigrants (and more). Will Meyer reviews The Attention Merchants: The Epic Scramble to Get Inside Our Heads by Tim Wu and Black Ops Advertising: Native Ads, Content Marketing, and the Covert World of the Digital Sell by Mara Einstein. Michael Novak, Catholic scholar who championed capitalism, dies at 83.


How the tea party transformed American politics: Less than a decade ago, the tea party emerged as one of the most unified and effective oppositional forces in U.S. politics — in the age of President Donald Trump, how they did it matters more than ever. Popular domestic programs face ax under first Trump budget: The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, AmeriCorps and the National Endowments for the Arts and the Humanities could be eliminated. Conservatives want to slash FEMA's disaster budget — will Trump comply? Paul Ryan’s dream of tax cuts for the rich will not be denied. Thread: “Trump is the ultimate test of whether politicians within a party are ultimately interchangeable”.

How many chances do you get to be an American hero? John McCain (ambivalently, agonizingly) takes on the president. John McCain just systematically dismantled Donald Trump’s entire worldview. “How often GOP ‘mavericks’ have voted with Trump so far: Graham: 100% Rubio: 100% McCain: 94% Paul: 90%”. I don't want to hear another fucking word about John McCain unless he dies or actually does something useful for once. Are Republicans shielding Trump from special prosecutor and Russia inquiry? Republicans, protect the nation: G.O.P. leaders knew about Trump’s link to Russia and the danger it posed — now they must own it.

Emily Nussbaum: “Does a video need to emerge? Or some terrifying international incident? The real culprits here are Ryan McConnell Comey Sessions Chaffetz”. You can’t understand the mess we’re in without appreciating not just the potential corruption of the president, but the unmistakable corruption of his party — a party so intent on cutting taxes for the wealthy, deregulating banks and polluters and dismantling social programs that accepting foreign subversion is, apparently, a small price to pay. “The debasement of [much of the] American right, in one tweet”.


Journalists stand up to Trump, declare that media is "not the enemy" (and more). Trump hates the press? Take a number. Chris Wallace suggested that Trump's attacks on CNN and other outlets go beyond any of Obama's Fox News criticisms. David Remnick on Donald Trump and the enemies of the American people. James Warren on the real threat of Trump's press bashing. In Trump era, censorship may start in the newsroom. Follow the mendacity: A dogged press is our best hope to check executive power. Here's one billionaire's plan for safeguarding American journalism: With tensions between the Trump Administration and the media already high, a vigorous press is more critical than ever — that's where the Institute for Journalism in New Media comes in.


Gregor Noll (Lund): Nostalghia: A Nordic International Law. Marlene Wind (Copenhagen): Do Scandinavians Care About International Law? Why Scandinavians care more than Americans about inequality. Robert H. Nelson (Maryland): Economics and Religion, What is the Relationship? A Case Study of Nordic Social Democracy. The UBI bait and switch: Finland's UBI experiment serves as a cautionary tale for basic income proponents on the Left. The happiness of the Danes can easily be explained by 10 cultural rules. Keep Norwegian weird: How do you preserve a language while still letting it grow? Iceland's no. 1 dating rule: Make sure you're not cousins.

Eva Schomer (Lund): Sweden, a Society of Covert Racism: Equal from the Outside: Everyday Racism and Ethnic Discrimination in Swedish Society. Reid Standish on how Sweden is pursuing its "feminist foreign policy" in the age of Erdogan, Putin, and Trump. Imagining a cashless world: Sweden shows us what life without paper currency might be like. Sweden opens first atheist cemetery to cater to growing non-religious population. "Last night in Sweden"? Trump's remark baffles a nation. Donald Trump is right, there was a recent attack in Sweden — by neo-Nazis on a refugee centre. Trump's invention of a Swedish terrorist attack was funny — but it likely comes from a dark place.

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