Carl Soderbergh (MRGI): Human Rights in a Warmer World: The Case of Climate Change Displacement. Time to ruggedize: We should talk more about preparing for climate change. The Carbon Tax Miracle Cure: The "bang for the buck" from a phased-in CO2 levy would be infinite at first — lots of jobs at zero cost to the federal budget. Could climate change kill liberalism? The best way to preserve the red, white, and blue is by going green now. A veteran of the climate wars reflects on U.S. failure to act. David Roberts on how to get the boob tube to tell the truth about climate change, and on climate science vs. climate economics. Confronting the climate cranks: An excerpt from Mark Hertsgaard's Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth (and more). As the climate changes, glaciers and ice sheets will start to shift their enormous weight around the globe, causing chaos in nature's underlying geological processes. A review of Requiem for a Species: Why We Resist the Truth about Climate Change by Clive Hamilton. Bill McKibben on rewriting the “Tragedy of the Commons”: What cooperation and sharing have to do with saving the world. For the last time: no, clean energy is not a substitute for climate change. Toward a new global ethos: Paul J. Crutzen and Christian Schwagerl on living in the Anthropocene. Who's to Blame: 12 politicians and execs blocking progress on global warming. What’s one way to convert climate change skeptics? By making them sweat.


From the inaugural issue of Cinema: Journal of Philosophy and the Moving Image, D.N. Rodowick (Harvard): A Care for the Claims of Theory; Murray Smith (Kent): Film Theory Meets Analytic Philosophy; Or, Film Studies and L'Affair Sokal; and Raymond Bellour (Paris 3): Deleuze: The Thinking of the Brain. From Open Democracy, Maciej Bartkowski and Lester R. Kurtz on how to negotiate the transition in Egypt: Lessons from Poland and China. From NYRB, is health care reform unconstitutional? David Cole investigates. From New York, a special issue on The Greatest New York Ever. What we talk about when we talk about the deficit: How Washington avoids having an "adult conversation" about the federal budget (and more). Between Cairo and Davos: The new age of insurgencies of which Egypt is an emblem has its deeper source not in the anger of the marginalised but in the system operated by the world's financial elites. Does Egypt prove Bush right? No, his "freedom agenda" failed long before he left office. A review of The Immortalization Commission: Science and the Strange Quest to Cheat Death by John Gray. Did Twitter make them do it? The battle over social-media revolutions. Gabriel Arana on how the fight over DADT was always about the normalization of homosexuality. A tale of two ports: Gwadar and Chabahar display Chinese-Indian rivalry in the Arabian Sea. Interview with a Philosopher: A way to have deep conversations online — no, really.


From Miller-McCune, blacks and Latinos who apply to the most selective public universities in some "race-blind" states are being reshuffled downward to lower-quality schools, researchers say; and studies find a decline in Asian-American students’ success once they move away from home and go to college. A review of Diary of a Dean by Herbert I. London. A review of No University is an Island: Saving Academic Freedom by Cary Nelson. Does Google Scholar push the most popular content rather than act as a neutral tool? A review of Too Much to Know: Managing Scholarly Information before the Modern Age by Ann M. Blair (and more). Laurie Fendrich on the humanities and human temperaments (and part 2). Challenging the Left: An Objectivist case for intellectual diversity in academia. A review of Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa (and more and more). Cult Stud Mugged: Why we should stop worrying and learn to love a hip English professor. Stephen Brockmann wonders if a key cause of the crisis facing humanities programs can be traced to the culture wars of the '80s. Monty Python's Academic Circus: Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition — or high modernism in the guise of British goofballery. What is academic work? In academic debate for academic debate's sake, the pleasures are as palpable as they are esoteric. Do rich, white Protestants have a big edge in admissions?

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