Robert Hershey (Arizona): Globalization and its Special and Significant Impacts on Indigenous Communities. Peter N. Jones (Bauu): United States Federal Policies Towards Indigenous Peoples: A Comparative Summary. From Affinities, a special issue on Working Across Difference for Post-Imperial Futures: Intersections Between Anarchism, Indigenism and Feminism. A full-scale gun attack on Brazilian Indians ends in leader’s kidnap. Against eco-incarceration: Alpa Shah on class struggle and indigenous rights in India. From the Mises Institute, Mike Reid on the tyranny of the cultural curators. Idealizing aboriginals: A professor analyzes the comments from students taking her course on Indigenous peoples and the environment. With the mobilization of the Indigenous Guard and community action against military violence in their territory, the Nasa councils of Colombia are asserting their right of self-governance under international law. From Quadrant, Helen Hughes and Mark Hughes on the denial of private property rights to Aborigines. Wounds and scars: A Lakota man from the Cheyenne River Reservation went to Rapid City for heart surgery and came back with Klan insignia carved into his chest.
Laura Donohue (Georgetown): The Limits of National Security. From Evolutionary Psychology, social exclusion and female mating behavior: Rejected women show strategic enhancement of short-term mating interest. What our eyes say about our sexual preferences: Women are more flexible in their desires than men, study suggests. It’s a humanitarian crisis without precedent, except that it’s entirely make-believe; Brian Mockenhaupt embeds with Angel Thunder, the world’s largest disaster-training exercise. From Naval History magazine, the two participants in the world’s most famous kiss didn’t even know each other, nor was their photograph staged. A leaked Anaheim police document exposes ruling-class fear of mass revolt. Jonathan Chait on the limits of playing the race card. “OSU Haters” Tumblr puts Ohio State’s racist Tweets on blast.
A new issue of Philosophy in Review is out. From the Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy, Dale Dorsey (Kansas): Objective Morality, Subjective Morality, and the Explanatory Question; and Matt King (UCLA): Moral Responsibility and Merit. From the latest Philosopher’s Annual, here are the ten best articles published in philosophy last year. A review of David Hume: Platonic Philosopher, Continental Ancestor by Bernard Freydberg. From io9, Charlie Jane Anders on the philosophical roots of science fiction. An interview with Patricia Churchland, author of Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us about Morality. A review of From Normativity to Responsibility by Joseph Raz. BLS Nelson on four kinds of philosophical people. Richard Kraut reviews Rethinking the Good: Moral Ideals and the Nature of Practical Reasoning by Larry S. Temkin. Ethics without principles: Jonathan Dancy is a groovy moral philosopher who writes books about moral particularism and is always wondering what reasons count. Ludwig Wittgenstein’s passion for looking, not thinking: Ray Monk decodes the philosophy in the philosopher's photographs.
Christopher Bellavita (NPS): Waiting for Homeland Security Theory. From TLS, a review on how Noam Chomsky’s world works. Bob Kerrey will call your bullshit — but will his sardonic wit and straight talk help him survive a barrage of attack ads, or serve as fodder? Peter Singer on the real abortion tragedy: We have no obligation to allow every being with the potential to become a rational being to realize that potential. Carlos Fraenkel writes in praise of the clash of cultures: We humans are deeply divided on fundamental moral, religious and philosophical questions — but that can be a good thing. Let’s be friends: Barack Obama and Bill Clinton reconcile. The United States already sports an exceedingly rich people-friendly tax structure, but America's rich have far more friendly tax models in mind — like Singapore. Joe Pappalardo on how to read an old sci-fi book without ruining it.
Ravi Iyer, Spassena Koleva, and Jesse Graham (USC), Peter Ditto (UC-Irvine), and Jonathan Haidt (Virginia): Understanding Libertarian Morality: The Psychological Dispositions of Self-Identified Libertarians. From The Point, Justin Evans on the Olympics, craft fairs and the libertarian sublime. From the Center for a Stateless Society, Kevin Carson on libertarianism and liberalism: What went wrong. The mad dream of a libertarian dictatorship: Jesse Walker on the long-lived, utterly insane idea of an autocrat imposing freedom. A review of Ron Paul’s Revolution: The Man and the Movement He Inspired by Brian Doherty. Matthew Yglesias on the myth of the libertarian Internet. From Liberty, Barry Loberfeld on liberty against anarchy: “While the debate of anarchism vs. limited government has long divided the movement, champions of a social theory should be able to explain to others what practice it logically leads to”. Andrew Potter on a sentence that should be tattooed on the forehead of every libertarian. Russell Hasan on libertarian aphorisms. When libertarianism fails: Chinatown buses revolutionized urban transit but had awful safety records, proving not every ingenious idea is good.