Jeremy Waldron (NYU): International Law: “A Relatively Small and Unimportant” Part of Jurisprudence? Miles Kahler (UC-San Diego): Rising Powers and Alternative Modes of Global Governance. Kelli K. Garcia and Lawrence O. Gostin (Georgetown): One Health, One World: The Intersecting Legal Regimes of Trade, Climate Change, Food Security, Humanitarian Crises, and Migration. William Felice (Eckerd): Global Citizenship and Moral Interdependence: Protecting Individual Positive Identity and Ecological Balance. Mark S. Berlin (UC-Irvine): The Worldwide Criminalization of Genocide in Domestic Legal Systems. Sean D. Murphy (GWU): What a Difference a Year Makes: The International Court of Justice's 2012 Jurisprudence. Eric Posner on Assad and the death of the International Criminal Court: The failure to prosecute him will be the end for the ICC’s brand of global justice (and more). Jim Arkedis on it's time for a new United Nations: The struggle to find a diplomatic solution on Syria within the Security Council exposed the need for a new global decision-making body. Why has President Obama failed to close the gap between the U.S. and the rest of the world in the United Nations? Some data and some answers. Jure Vidmar on his book Democratic Statehood in International Law: The Emergence of New States in Post-Cold War Practice.
Boris Gershman (American): The Economic Origins of the Evil Eye Belief. Dilara Uskup (Chicago): The Damnation of Women, the Redemption of Black Folk. From Bad Subjects, a special issue on the political, social, and cultural aspects of craft and folk art. Liar liar pants on fire, political honesty: Sarang Shah on the importance of being truthy. Out of the deep: From Atlantis to Noah’s Ark, we have long been drawn to stories of submerged lands — what lies beneath the flood myths? Pakistan’s earthquake was so violent it created this new island in the Indian Ocean. From The New Criterion, Kenneth Minogue on the self-interested society: Societies are all imperfect, but self-interested societies fare far better than any of their counterparts; and William Logan is against aesthetics: Part of the burden of being a critic means that you should reject Aesthetic Statements. Can this couple work it out? Iain McGilchrist on science vs. humanities. Stephen G. Gilles and Nelson Lund on insurance as gun control: A liability insurance mandate for firearm owners may pass constitutional muster, but its effect on violent crime would be modest. The Brooklyn Quarterly blog is live. Could Occupy Wall Street fund a nonviolent militia with $1 million? Someone tell Ted Cruz the Obamacare War is over. Jacob Barnett, boy genius: Diagnosed with severe autism as a child, Barnett is now 15 and one of the world’s most promising physicists.
From The Economist, America’s income inequality is growing again — time to cut subsidies to the rich and invest in the young; and the American Dream, RIP? A review of Average Is Over: Powering America Beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation by Tyler Cowen. Meet the Flexians: A new professional class of movers and shakers — people who serve overlapping roles in government, business, and media with smiling finesse — is controlling the flow of power and money in America; anthropologist Janine Wedel is bent on making us understand just how dangerous this new normal can be. Zachary R. Mider on how Wal-Mart’s Waltons maintain their billionaire fortune. David Cay Johnston on how billionaires get around the estate tax. When and why America’s rich protest: David Cay Johnston reviews Rich People’s Movements: Grassroots Campaigns to Untax the One Percent by Isaac William Martin. What's an acceptable ratio of CEO pay to worker pay? Derek Thompson on the simplest income inequality policy: Raising taxes on investment income. Just how wrong is conventional wisdom about government fraud? Entitlement programs, from food stamps to Medicare, don't see unusually high cheating rates — and the culprits are usually managers and executives, not "welfare queens". Sarang Shah on corporate socialism: Soviet-style central planning is alive and well in corporate America.