Zhaoguo Ding (Shandong): Theorizing Resistance in Spivak’s Deconstructive-Marxist Postcolonial Criticism. A review of Marx Through Poststructuralism: Lyotard, Derrida, Foucault, Deleuze by Simon Choat. Why was "the philosophical conscience of Europe" torn apart by a thirty years' war?: A review of D'un ton guerrier en philosophie: Habermas, Derrida & Co by Pierre Bouretz. A review of To Follow: The Wake of Jacques Derrida by Peggy Kamuf. A review of What if Derrida was Wrong about Saussure? by Russell Daylight. From Utretcht Law Review, Jacques de Ville (Western Cape): On Law’s Origin: Derrida Reading Freud, Kafka and Levi-Strauss; and Mariano Croce (Rome): Does Legal Institutionalism Rule Out Legal Pluralism? Schmitt’s Institutional Theory and the Problem of the Concrete Order. From Telos, David Pan on Carl Schmitt and the Metaphysics of Decisionism; and Kevin S. Amidon on Slavoj Zizek, Subjectivity and the Risk Pool: Autonomy as "Lost Cause"? Slavoj Zizek is catastrophic but not serious. Neoliberalism is in crisis: An interview with Slavoj Zizek. From the International Journal of Zizek Studies, Robert Ruehl (Syracuse): Zizek’s Communist Theology: A Revolutionary Challenge to America’s Capitalist God; Barret Weber (Alberta): Laclau and Zizek on Democracy and Populist Reason; and Alexandru Cistelecan (Rome): Which Critique of Human Rights? Evaluating the Post-colonialist and the Post-Althusserian Alternatives. A review of Foucault: His Thought, His Character by Paul Veyne. A review of Foucault and Philosophy. A review of Levinas and the Cinema of Redemption: Time, Ethics, and the Feminine by Sam B. Girgus. Lee Konstantinou on the end of ideology (critique): Isn't the critique of ideological fantasies very much in line with traditional ideology critique, simply transferred to a new object?
From the inaugural issue of Anthropology of this Century, Sherry Ortner reviews The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein and A Brief History of Neoliberalism by David Harvey; and a review of The Honor Code: How Moral Revolutions Happen by Kwame Anthony Appiah (and an interview at Bookforum). Do Nazis deserve more rights than terrorists? Glenn Greenwald on the quaint and obsolete Nuremberg principles. Pat Kane on how the Scottish National Party won so big in the last election, by means of some of the latest thinking from cognitive science. A 500-year-old book, a history of the world, surfaces at small town Utah museum. Granted, dumb people sometimes make lots of money (think of Henry Ford), and making lots of money often makes smart people dumb — but the time-horizons of hedgies are notoriously short. From Rolling Stone, Matt Taibbi on the People vs. Goldman Sachs: A Senate committee has laid out the evidence — now the Justice Department should bring criminal charges. From The Exiled, did you fall for it? America’s outrage over TSA “porn scanners” was a right-wing PR to prevent workers from unionizing; and a look at the real John Tyner: Anti-labor extremist, anti-gay marriage, pals with neo-Confederates and John Bircher conspiracy theorists, and deceives America. Ezra Klein on how America’s waiting times are the worst in the developed world. Felix Salmon on why politicians hate taxes. From The Politico, a look at how Saturday Night Live mocks politics with bipartisan gusto: The show's fictional politicians can seem more vivid than their real-life counterparts (and more at Vanity Fair). A book salon on Sarah Palin: The Untold Story Behind Her Relentless Quest for Power by Geoffrey Dunn. What went wrong? Joshua Green on the tragedy of Sarah Palin. Amy Sullivan on Ayn Rand, the GOP’s Godless philosopher.
Rick Su (SUNY-Buffalo): Immigration as Urban Policy. Evelyn Haydee Cruz (ASU): We Want You When We Need You, Otherwise Get Out: The Historical Struggle of Mexican Immigrants to Obtain Lawful Permanent Residency in the United States. From Pathways, unanticipated, unintended, and unadvised: An article on the effects of public policy on unauthorized immigration. John Tanton, who helped start all three major national groups fighting to reduce immigration, has been called “the most influential unknown man in America”. We need a better melting pot: The U.S. has become less attractive to immigrants just as more and more data shows they provide a key to innovation and economic growth. Gary Alan Fine and Bill Ellis on five unreliable rumors about immigrants. A review of A Nation of Immigrants by Susan F. Martin (and more). From Intelligence Squared, "don't give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses": A debate on immigration. Deporting the lowest-level offenders: Newly released records show how often immigration officials deport people for minor offenses. A look at how the Florida tomato industry went from being one of the most repressive employers to the most progressive. Let in the Super-Immigrants: The best way to improve the U.S. economy fast is to poach entrepreneurs from the rest of the world, so why do we make it so difficult for them to immigrate? Sherrilyn A. Ifill on the conservative attack on birthright citizenship. An interview with Robert Lee Maril, author of The Fence: Human Smuggling, Terrorists, and Public Safety along the US Mexico Border. Why immigration reform is going nowhere: Obama needs to treat immigration as more than just a national-security issue. Earl Ofari Hutchinson on why immigration reform is a risk Obama has to take. Can Obama goad the GOP into immigration reform?