Robert L. Tsai (American): Three Arguments About War. Shawn Kaplan (Adelphi): Punitive Warfare, Counterterrorism and Jus Ad Bellum. Rogier Bartels (Amsterdam): From Jus in Bello to Jus Post Bellum: When Do Non-International Armed Conflicts End? Christine Beell (Edinburgh): Of Jus Post Bellum and Lex Pacificatoria: What's in a Name? Peter Hilpold (Innsbruck): Jus Post Bellum and the Responsibility to Rebuild. Eliav Lieblich (IDC): Proportionality in Asymmetrical Warfare and Closely Related Issues. Kieran Oberman (Edinburgh): The Myth of the Optional War: Why States Are Required to Wage the Wars they are Permitted to Wage. Jens David Ohlin (Cornell): Acting as a Sovereign Versus Acting as a Belligerent. Ori Pomson and Yonatan Horvits (HUJ): The Clean Hands Doctrine in International Law and Humanitarian Intervention. Hadassa A. Noorda (Amsterdam): The Principle of Sovereign Equality with Respect to Wars Against Non-State Actors. Kimberley Natasha Trapp (UCL): Can Non-State Actors Mount an Armed Attack? Iddo Porat (CLB) and Ziv Bohrer (Bar-Ilan): Preferring One's Own Civilians: May Soldiers Endanger Enemy Civilians More than They Would Endanger Their State's Civilians? Laurie R. Blank (Emory): Cyberwar/Cyber Attack: The Role of Rhetoric in the Application of Law to Activities in Cyberspace. Mariarosaria Taddeo (Warwick): Just Information Warfare. Robert J. Delahunty (St. Thomas): The Returning Warrior and the Limits of Just War Theory. The introduction to Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues by Marjorie Cohn. A drones eye view: Patrick Provost-Smith on global anti-terrorism and the existential crisis of just war theory. Is the US use of drones in North West Pakistan a violation of humanitarian laws? Charles Mutasa investigates. Leo Braudy on a list of 10 seminal works on the subject of warfare.
A new issue of the European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy is out. Ellen D. Katz (Michigan): Hobby Lobby and the Pathology of Citizens United. William J. Luther (Kenyon) and Lawrence H. White (George Mason): Can Bitcoin Become a Major Currency? Andrew Rudalevige (Bowdoin): The Letter of the Law: Administrative Discretion and Obama’s Domestic Unilateralism. Vladislav Davidzon is on the road with Bernard-Henri Levy, the planet’s last superstar French intellectual. Arthur Chu on mansplaining, whitesplaining, richsplaining: the way you can tell someone who’s “privileged” is the unconscious belief that they have something to say, and that everyone will listen. Michael Brady reviews Unmodern Philosophy and Modern Philosophy by John Dewey. Laurie Penny on what the “transgender tipping point” really means. Sean Carroll on why physicists should stop saying silly things about philosophy. Ashutosh Jogalekar on how philosophy begins where physics ends, and physics begins where philosophy ends. McKenzie Wark on Heidegger and geology: “The project now is not to apply the old grad school bag o’tricks to the Anthropocene, but rather to apply the Anthropocene to a root-and-branch rethinking of how we make knowledge outside the sciences and social sciences”. Your taxes are going up — you just don’t know it yet. Bentham's revolutionary views on sex have been kept hidden for too long: Faramerz Dabhoiwala reviews Of Sexual Irregularities by Jeremy Bentham. How fair is life? Nothing succeeds like success — and science has now proved it. From The Editorial Review, an interview with Evan Goldstein, managing editor of The Chronicle Review and of Arts & Letters Daily.
John O. McGinnis (Northwestern) and Russell G. Pearce (Fordham): The Great Disruption: How Machine Intelligence Will Transform the Role of Lawyers in the Delivery of Legal Services (and more). Elizabeth G. Porter (Washington): Taking Images Seriously. Jordan M. Singer (New England): Gossiping About Judges. Carla D. Pratt (Penn State): Judging Identity. Meera E. Deo (UCLA): Looking Forward to Diversity in Legal Academia. Alfred L. Brophy (UNC): Ranking Law Schools with LSATs, Employment Outcomes, and Law Review Citations. Kelsey A Webber (Georgetown): Which Law Schools Make Rational Economic Sense to Attend. Jorge R. Roig (Charleston): The First Thing We Do (“This article analyzes the arguments for and against tenure in legal academia”). Brian Leiter on how philosophy has been central to legal education for more than a century. Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz on intellectual diversity in the legal academy: Because elite American law faculties are so far to the left of the American judiciary, these faculties can be startlingly poor at analyzing the actual practice of American law. Are judicial nominations broken, and how should we fix them? Leon Neyfakh on the custom justice of “problem-solving courts”: A new kind of court is reshaping the American legal system — with little oversight. From The Jury Expert, why do we ask jurors to promise that they will do the impossible? Susan Macpherson wonders. The duty to disregard the law: Michael Huemer on why jurors are often morally obligated to disregard the law. Justice as a luxury: Deborah Beth Medows on the inefficacy of middle class pro se litigation and exploring unbundling as a partial solution.
William C. Kidder (UC-Riverside) and Richard Lempert (Michigan): The Mismatch Myth in American Higher Education: A Synthesis of Empirical Evidence at the Law School and Undergraduate Levels. Cheryl E. Matias, Naomi Nishi and Roberto Montoya review Whiteness in Academia: Counter-stories of Betrayal and Resistance by John Preston. Is college really harder to get into than it used to be? Colleges are full of it: Behind the three-decade scheme to raise tuition, bankrupt generations, and hypnotize the media. Evan Hughes on how the Left-leaning media hopes the student debt problem is huge: The backlash against David Leonhardt's New York Times column may be unwarranted. What does the future hold for academic associations? Steven Rathgeb Smith explains. Business school, disrupted: In moving into online education, Harvard Business School discovered that it isn’t so easy to practice what it teaches. Adapt (not publish) or perish: In the near future, only very wealthy colleges will have English departments. Finally, an academic text devoted to 50 Shades of Gray: William Giraldi on what happens when a very smart scholar tries to find meaning in a very dumb book. From the Hedgehog Review’s The Infernal Machine blog, Mark Algee-Hewitt and Andrew Piper on the unpredictability of academic writing; and Chad Wellmon on #failedacademic: The new public intellectual? The new academic celebrity: Christopher Shea on why a different kind of scholar — and idea — hits big today. Jack Flanagan on how Twitter is tearing down academia's Ivory Tower. Robert T. Gonzalez on the 20 best #SixWordPaperTitle tweets.
A new issue of The Activist is out. Joshua Benjamin Miller (Bocconi) and Adam Sanjurjo (Alicante): A Cold Shower for the Hot Hand Fallacy. Venkat Pulla (Sunshine Coast) and Kanchan Prasad Kharel (Kathmandu): The Carpets and Karma: The Resilient Story of the Tibetan Community in Two Settlements in India and Nepal. Diane L. Fahey (NYLS): The Movement to Destroy the Income Tax and the IRS: Who Is Doing It and How They Are Succeeding. From the latest issue of The Atlantic Monthly, a series of articles on creativity. Rebecca Traister on why a woman should run for president against Hillary Clinton — or many women. Tim Murphy on the definitive guide to every Hillary Clinton conspiracy theory (so far). From Pussy Riot to Snowden: Molly Crabapple on the dissident fetish. Disruptive genius: Craig Lambert interviews innovation guru Clayton Christensen on spreading his gospel, the Gospel, and how to win with the electric car. Andrew Beaujon on why journalists drive scientists crazy, in graphs. Brick by brick: After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination. “Most bootyful butts, best bulges!”: Amanda Hess on why it’s great to objectify World Cup players. Pollution porn for dudes with pickup trucks: Diesel drivers in rural America have been modifying their trucks to spew out black soot, then posting pics to the Internet — they hate you and your Prius. “If 10,000 ‘sons of the desert’ here in the stadium want to trigger a scandal because of this, it just goes to show that they have too few schools”.
Patrick McKinley Brennan (Villanova): Implementing Religious Law in Modern Nation-States: Reflections from the Catholic Tradition. Gregory Bassham (Kings): Does Philosophy Still Deserve a Special Role in Catholic Higher Education? Helen M. Alvare (George Mason): A “Bare Purpose to Harm”? Marriage and Catholic Conscience Post-Windsor. Byron E. Shafer (Wisconsin) and Richard H. Spady (Johns Hopkins): The Catholics and the Others: The Denominational Backdrop to Modern American Politics. Patrick Deneen on a Catholic showdown worth watching. Even as US Hispanics lift Catholicism, many are leaving the Church behind. Pope Francis' Latin Lessons: Omar G. Encarnacion on how Latin America shaped the Vatican. The Pope’s New Clothes: The new sexist, nun-hating, poverty-perpetuating, pedophile-protecting homophobe is the same as the old sexist, nun-hating, poverty-perpetuating, pedophile-protecting homophobe, but gosh how the media loves him. Alma Guillermoprieto on how this charismatic, radical pope keeps surprising the world — while secretly dividing the Catholic Church. When the Pope speaks, liberals and conservatives only hear what they want to hear. An adviser to Pope Francis says Catholicism is incompatible with libertarianism — he's right. Leah Mickens on why Pope Francis is making “Cafeteria Catholics” out of the Catholic Right. These popes are not saints: Jeffrey Tayler on why it’s time for the media to stop believing in “miracles”. Why do many Christians still literally believe in demons and Satan? Decline of religious belief means we need more exorcists, say Catholics, against a rise in black magic, Satanism and the occult. Exorcism is back: Meet the mavericks who will teach you how to cure demonic possession.
Jorge Rodriguez (UTS): The Hermeneutic of Hegemony: The Conflation of Faith and Ideology and the Perpetuation of United States Slavery. From Common-place, a special issue on the Civil War at 150: Memory and meaning. Harry M. Hipler (Lenox): Lincoln’s Vision of Free Labor: Was Universal Opportunity, Education, and Economic Nationalism Enough to Enhance Freedmen's' Rights after the Civil War? Whet Mosen on how housing discrimination created the idea of whiteness, setting the stage for stories like “The Case for Reparations” today. From Vox, an interview with Ta-Nehisi Coates on American racism and reparations (and more and more). Ta-Nehisi Coates on how racism invented race in America: A narrative bibliography. With Atlantic article on reparations, Ta-Nehisi Coates sees payoff for years of struggle. Ta-Nehisi Coates has no plans to lead a political fight for reparations. David Frum on the impossibility of reparations: How would it work? Matthew Yglesias on how slavery reparations are workable and affordable. Kathleen Geier on racial inequality and the economics of reparations. Cutting through the nonsense on reparations: Some critiques of reparations manage to be both absurd and offensive. Isaac Chotiner went on a conservative radio show to talk about slavery reparations — this absurd, hilarious debate ensued. Eric Levitz on how the conversation about reparations reveals the right’s twisted morality. Gene Demby on how to tell who hasn't read the new Atlantic cover story. Tressie McMillan Cottom on why college isn’t the answer — reparations are. Rep. James Clyburn on “the case for reparations”. N. D. B. Connolly on the case for repair (and part 2). Jelani Cobb on what we talk about when we talk about reparations. Xuan-Thao Nguyen on China’s apologetic justice: Lessons for the United States?
The inaugural issue of Transgender Studies Quarterly is out, including an introduction, and a review essay on the flourishing of transgender studies by Regina Kunzel. Zack Ford on the quiet clash between transgender women and drag queens. Tiffany Xie on how mass shooters have a gender and a race. Dear reform conservatives, you're doing it wrong: Veteran of the New Democrat movement Ed Kilgore shares some advice. Black voters saved Thad Cochran and the GOP establishment — here's what Republicans owe them in return. Tyler Cowen interviews Ralph Nader, author of Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State. How has Hillary Clinton been suddenly transformed into Marie Antoinette? Triumph the Insult Comic Dog watches the World Cup. The pointlessly precious politics of twee: Judy Berman reviews Twee: The Gentle Revolution in Music, Books, Television, Fashion, and Film by Marc Spitz. Do PR people deserve our sympathy? Hamilton Nolan wonders. From TNR, Alec MacGillis on the unelectable whiteness of Scott Walker: A journey through the poisonous, racially divided world that produced a Republican star. Fantastically wrong: Matt Simon on the murderous plant that grows from the blood of hanged men. Deep control, death and co: John Martin Fischer interviewed by Richard Marshall. Researchers at risk in Central Asia: PhD student in political science Alexander Sodiqov has been detained in Tajikistan; his adviser explains why and what should be done to secure his release.
Al Carroll (NVCC): The Moral and Practical Failures of Libertarianism and Small Government Conservatism. Alain Marciano (Montpellier): Freedom, Choice and Consent: A Note on a Libertarian Paternalist Dilemma. Matt Zwolinski (San Diego): Libertarianism and Pollution. From Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, Garvan Walshe (Manchester): Green Libertarianism. From Cato Unbound, Mark S. Weiner on the paradox of modern individualism. Libertarians’ scary new star: Meet Bryan Caplan, the right’s next “great” philosopher. Matt Zwolinski on libertarianism beyond Nozick. Thanks, libertarians, but we've go this: Let’s have a debate over the Left and the state — but not on the libertarians’ distorted terms. Libertarians’ reality problem: Kim Messick on how an estrangement from history yields abject failure. The man who made libertarians wrong about the constitution: Cass Sunstein reviews The Classical Liberal Constitution: The Uncertain Quest for Limited Government by Richard A. Epstein. Uber and Airbnb are waging a libertarian war on regulators: Noam Scheiber on Silicon Valley's disingenuous rhetoric about the "sharing economy". Tyler Cowen on a libertarian case for expanding Medicaid. On #libertarian grounds, the case for #reparations for Jim Crow, at least, seems airtight. For libertarian utopia, float away on “startup” nation. Rand Paul headlines Silicon Valley festival for hipster libertarians. Libertarians learn a hard lesson: Heather Digy Parton on Murray Rothbard’s spat with Koch brothers. A famous science fiction writer's descent into libertarian madness: Robert Heinlein became increasingly right wing, and his novels suffered for it. The truth about our libertarian age: Mark Lilla on why the dogma of democracy doesn't always make the world better.
Kal Raustiala (UCLA) and Christopher Jon Sprigman (NYU): How Can Brands Flourish in the Knockoff Kingdom? What China Tells Us about the Bad — and Good — Effects of Luxury Goods Counterfeiting. Toby Stuart (UC-Berkeley) and Yanbo Wang (BU): Who Cooks the Books in China, and Does it Pay? Davide Cantoni (Munich), Yuyu Chen (Peking), David Yufan Yang (Stanford), Noam Yuchtman (UC-Berkeley), and Y. Jane Zhang (UST): Curriculum and Ideology (“We study the causal effect of school curricula on students’ stated beliefs and attitudes”.) Tom Rendall (Macau): “What About Their Parents?”: Teaching the Western Classics to Students in China. Manuel Perez Garcia (RUC): From Eurocentrism to Sinocentrism: The New Challenges in Global History. Solving China’s schools: Ian Johnson interviews Jiang Xueqin. How bad is China's moral crisis? Even China's 2-year-olds are manipulative nihilists. Ross Perlin reviews Heart of Buddha, Heart of China: The Life of Tanxu, a Twentieth Century Monk by James Carter; Ecclesiastical Colony: China’s Catholic Church and the French Religious Protectorate by Ernest P. Young and The Missionary's Curse and Other Tales from a Chinese Catholic Village by Henrietta Harrison. Can stand-up comedy succeed in China? Some of the country's top comics are experimenting with a new brand of edgy, boundary-testing humor. James Andrew Lewis on five myths about Chinese hackers. From China Daily Show, a look at how to review a book on China. From TNR, when 0748 means “go die": Christopher Beam in the secret messages inside Chinese URLs; and meet China's Tony Robbins: The predatory gospel of China's most popular motivational speaker.