Jedediah S. Purdy (Duke): American Natures: The Shape of Conflict in Environmental Law. Dirk T. G. Rubbelke (BC3): International Support of Climate Change Policies in Developing Countries: Strategic, Moral and Fairness Aspects. Jennifer Krencicki Barcelos and Jennifer Marlow (Washington): Global Warring and the Permanent Dry: How Heat Threatens Human Security in a Warmer World. Fact-free science: How the right is using tactics learned from the left to discredit climate change. Money pollution: Bill McKibben on how the U.S. Chamber of Commerce darkens the skies. Why are Americans so ill-informed about climate change? Earth in the Balance: An article on 7 crucial tipping points. Naomi Klein on why climate change is so threatening to right-wing ideologues. A review of Here on Earth: A New Beginning by Tim Flannery (and more). Enter the Anthropocene: It’s a new name for a new geologic epoch, one defined by our own massive impact on the planet — that mark will endure in the geologic record long after our cities have crumbled. Paul N. Edwards on his book A Vast Machine: Computer Models, Climate Data, and the Politics of Global Warming. If green nukes are even half as promising as their proponents claim, then supporting their development may be our best hope for a sane, sustainable, and abundant energy future. Extreme Measures: Must reporters cite climate change in every article about severe weather? Futurist Ray Kurzweil isn’t worried about climate change. The sky is not falling: We are not facing extinction, and climate change is not killing the planet. David Roberts on what we have and haven’t learned from "Climategate". An interview with Alexis Madrigal, author of Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology (and more and more).
Clement Levallois (Erasmus): Why Were Biological Analogies in Economics "A Bad Thing"? Edith Penrose's Battles Against Social Darwinism and McCarthyism. Sreedhari D. Desai and Francesca Gino (Harvard): The Return to Innocence: Nursery Rhymes, Soft Toys, and Everyday Morality. From Zine Library, sexploration! An interactive, basic introduction to sex-positive education. A review of The Unfinished Global Revolution: The Limits of Nations and the Pursuit of a New Politics by Mark Malloch Brown, How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance by Parag Khanna, and How the West was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly — And the Stark Choices Ahead by Dambisa Moyo (and more and more). Going viral: Although vaccines have saved countless lives, a fierce debate over their use — from swine flu to HPV for cervical cancer — now rages around the world as an anti-vaccine movement rises. Why Transylvanian chickens have naked necks: Genetic mutation gives "churkeys" bare necks, study shows. A review of Before Forgiveness: The Origin of a Moral Idea by David Konstan. "Ethical wealth" a contradiction: Can the accumulation of personal wealth be a positive force in the world, or is the good that can be done by rich individuals outweighed by the negative effects that extreme disparities of wealth have on society? A review of Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life by Nicholas Phillipson. A review of The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist: Understand What Happens When We Write and Read Novels by Orhan Pamuk. A Simone de Beauvoir revival looks again at her and Jean-Paul Sartre. An interview with David Anderegg, author of Nerds: How Dorks, Dweebs, Techies, and Trekkies Can Save America (and more). GOOD asks the experts: Is the "Paleolithic Diet" really better?
Jared A. Goldstein (Roger Williams): The Tea Party Movement and the Contradictions of Popular Originalism. Braaaains: Sarah Jaffe on how pop culture's hunger for zombies reflects the Tea Party nation. Special Needs: Janet Malcolm reviews Sarah Palin’s Alaska. Rebecca Mansour is Sarah Palin's low-profile, high-impact advisor. Noreen Malone on why conservatives turned on Sarah Palin (and more). Man on Book: Bardford Plumer on Rick Santorum’s intellectual reinvention. Paul Waldman on what the new books by Republican presidential hopefuls tell us about the state of the conservative movement. An intellectual autopsy of the movement: Liberals are going the way of the American Prohibition Party — it is time for someone to tell them: "Rigor mortis has set in, comrades" (and a response, and more by Conrad Black). Thomas de Zengotita on the politics of pastiche and depthless intensities: The case of Barack Obama. Obama must resist the Republican push to cut federal spending or else face voters in 2012 with continued high unemployment. From TAP, the Republican attack on public-sector workers hurts recruitment efforts — and that hurts liberals in the long run; and Republicans aren't just attacking Democrats' policies — they're attacking the fundamentals of what it means to be a Democrat. A look at how the conservative corporate advocacy group ALEC is behind voter disenfranchisement efforts. William Galston and Elaine Kamarck on the Still-Vital Center: Moderates, Democrats, and the renewal of American politics. How do you make someone more likely to click through on a political link offering more information on Facebook? Make them angry! A new study of word frequencies in political blogs finds that equations describing earthquake evolution fit the eruption of topics onto political blogs.
David Groshoff (Western State): Hoisted by the "God, Guns, and Gays" Petard: Recognizing Bullycidal Queer Students’ Rights to Engage in Lethal Self-Defense. Immanuel Wallerstein on the Great Libyan Distraction. From Policy Review, Shmuel Bar on America’s fading Middle East influence: Speaking softly, wielding no sticks; and Kip Hagopian on the inequity of the progressive income tax. Tenthers: Jillian Rayfield on the normalization of nullification. From Forbes.com, a look at how U.S. News abandoned print and learned to love its data. Collective thought: The essay is the medium of choice for novelists seeking a rapid response to the world around them — a neutral platform where race, class, politics and mortality are examined. Philosophes sans frontieres as Plato battles Nato: The arrival of Bernard Henri-Levy, the dapper philosophe and soi-disant diplomat, in Benghazi and his phone call to Nicolas Sarkozy was enough to spur the French president into action. Paul Theroux on why we travel: As the traveler’s map is redrawn, parts in unsettling and tragic ways, voices might whisper, “Stay home”; don’t — there are opportunities to be had. From Cracked, an article on 6 factors that secretly influence who you have sex with; and a look at the 7 most terrifying sex toys ever patented. The Map That Made New York: Described by some historians as the single most important document in New York City’s history, the right-angled layout spurred unimagined development (and more and more). Epidemiology, the study of a lifetime: In 1946, scientists started tracking thousands of British children born during one cold March week — on their 65th birthday, the study members find themselves more scientifically valuable than ever before. Titas wuz here: Ancient graffiti begins giving up its secrets.
From Revista catalana de dret public, Jill E. Family (Widener): Conflicting Signals: Understanding US Immigration Reform through the Evolution of US Immigration Law. Allison Brownell Tirres (DePaul): Who Belongs? Immigrants and the Law in American History. Troy Fuhriman (Kyungpook): Tilting at Windmills: A History of American Immigration Law and Policy. Giovanni Facchini (Tinbergen) and Max Friedrich Steinhardt (HWWI): What Drives U.S. Immigration Policy? Evidence from Congressional Roll Call Votes. Leticia M. Saucedo (UC-Davis): Border-Crossing Stories and Masculinities. From The Social Contract, a special issue on the case for an immigration moratorium. From Pew Research Center, here is a map of US migration flows. An all-out assault on immigration: How did the Arizona legislature become such a hothouse of extreme legislation? A museum for the immigrants who make up one America. A review of The Fence: National Security, Public Safety, and Illegal Immigration along the U.S.-Mexico Border by Robert Lee Maril. One Hundred Years of Multitude: In 1911, the U.S. took stock of its immigrants and blanched. While Ellis Island was the immigrant headquarters of the East Coast, Judy Yung points out that San Francisco's Angel Island was the gateway to immigrants in the West Coast in her book Angel Island: Immigrant Gateway to America. Will the GOP embrace immigration reform or continue to ostracize key voters? The Serfs of Arkansas: Immigrant farmers are flocking to the poultry industry — only to become 21st-century sharecroppers for companies like Tyson. An excerpt from Braceros: Migrant Citizens and Transnational Subjects in the Postwar United States and Mexico by Deborah Cohen. A review of Citizenship and Immigration by Christian Joppke and The Birthright Lottery: Citizenship and Global Inequality by Ayelet Shachar. Invasion of the alien cattle: Why does the United States allow more foreign cattle to immigrate than it does people?