David Moffette (Ottawa) and William Walters (Carleton): Flickering Presence: Theorizing Race and Racism in the Governmentality of Borders and Migration. Racial resentment is the biggest predictor of immigration attitudes, study finds. Birthright citizenship is a powerful weapon against racism — that’s why we must protect it. Daniel Drezner on Michael Anton and the terrible, horrible, no good, very racist argument on birthright citizenship. Michael Anton’s op-ed on ending birthright citizenship is racist, ahistorical gobbledygook. The Fourteenth Amendment can’t be revoked by executive order: A former Trump aide twists the words of the Constitution to advocate depriving American-born children of their citizenship. Chloe Picchio fact checks Michael Anton. Michael Anton on birthright citizenship: A response to my critics.

Birthright citizenship, explained: Dara Lind on why some on the Right want to end it, and what they get wrong. Thread: “It’s time for some political theory”.


Jeroen Kiewiet (Utrecht): Legal Unity as Political Unity? Carl Schmitt and Hugo Krabbe on the Catalonian Constitutional Crisis. Democratic cannibalism: Richard Marshall interviews Benjamin A Schupmann, author of Carl Schmitt’s State and Constitutional Theory. Trumpism and the philosophy of world order: Many liberals have been tempted to condemn Donald Trump’s behavior in personal terms, accusing him of incompetence and speculating about his mental stability, but there is a deeper — and even more troubling — explanation of the US president’s behavior. Amir Taheri on Donald Trump and the Carl Schmitt spectrum. Matt McManus on Carl Schmitt, liberalism, and post-modern conservatism. Richard M. Reinsch on Carl Schmitt, Leo Strauss, and the woke post-liberals. Friends and enemies: Rachel Greenwald Smith on slogan tees.


Ron Levy (ANU): Shotgun Referendums: Popular Deliberation and Constitutional Settlement in Conflict Societies. Timothy Hicks and Lucy Barnes (UCL): Making Austerity Popular: The Media and Mass Attitudes Towards Fiscal Policy. Theresa May’s impossible choice: With Brexit looming, the Prime Minister is battling Trump, Europe, and her own party. Lawmakers, lobbyists and the administration join forces to overhaul the Endangered Species Act. The Beltway news cycle is burying the horrifying details of the Ohio State sex abuse scandal. Why public libraries are amazing: They may not exactly be socialism, but they’re a model of good publicly-run institutions. Yinon M. Bar-On, Rob Phillips, and Ron Milo on the biomass distribution on Earth. US ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman explains his decision to stay after the Trump-Putin summit. Laid-off New York Daily News staff are victims of class warfare.


Katrina Quisumbing King (Wisconsin): The Sources and Political Uses of Ambiguity in Statecraft (“Using the case of U.S. imperial rule and decolonization of the Philippines, I introduce a framework for research on ambiguity and the state”). Neil C. Weare (We the People Project): Citizenship in U.S. Territories: Constitutional Right or Congressional Privilege?; and Equally American: Amending the Constitution to Provide Voting Rights in U.S. Territories and the District of Columbia. Adam W. McCall (Cornell): Why Congress Cannot Unilaterally Repeal Puerto Rico’s Constitution. Decontinentalizing the study of American culture: The introduction to Archipelagic American Studies, ed. Brian Russell Roberts and Michelle Ann Stephens.


The growing dangers of the new nuclear-arms race: Eric Schlosser on how the Trump Administration’s push for more nuclear weapons is part of a perilous global drive to miniaturize and modernize devices that already promise annihilation. Why nuclear weapons are a scam: Elisabeth Eaves interviews Beatrice Fihn of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). The nuclear industry’s winners and losers: As Donald Trump plays chicken with North Korea, it’s worth remembering that this is also a business — some profit; others suffer. Another nuclear crisis in the making? Moeed Yusuf on great power competition and the risk of war in South Asia.

Trump slowly realizing it’s North Korea’s reality show, not his. Here’s why Trump is blasting Iran on Twitter: The theories range from a poorly learned lesson of his North Korea diplomacy to a seriously considered, long-term strategy. Zack Beauchamp on what Trump’s threatened war with Iran would actually look like. Ali M. Ansari on Iran and the nuclear deal and the politics of procrastination.

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