Jude P. Dougherty (CUA): Two Treatises on the Acquisition and Use of Power. From Skepsi, a special issue on literature and violence. Mapping the malaise of modernity: A review of The Geography of Good and Evil by Andreas Kinneging. An interview with Simon During, author of Exit Capitalism: Literary Culture, Theory and Post-Secular Modernity. In 140 characters or less, White Girl Problems tweets about everything from wardrobe meltdowns (“Fuck. I left those shoes in Dubai.”), to general laziness (“I don’t want to.”), and has become the ultimate guide to crises that affect the privileged and oblivious. Roger Scruton on Multiculturalism, R.I.P. From Open Democracy, Michael Gardiner on "English Literature" as ideology. A new role for an old political philosophy: A review of Under Three Flags: Anarchism and the Anti-Colonial Imagination by Benedict Anderson and The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia by James C. Scott (and more at Bookforum). U.S. rethinks strategy for the unthinkable: The Obama administration wants to convey how to react to a nuclear attack but is worried about seeming alarmist. An interview with Joshua Phillips, author of None of Us Were Like This Before: American Soldiers and Torture. The iconography of Lady Justice and her blindfold: A review of Representing Justice: Invention, Controversy, and Rights in City-States and Democratic Courtrooms by Judith Resnik and Dennis E. Curtis (and more).

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