David Gawthorne (UWS): The Trinity, the Incarnation and Primitive-Identity Pluralism. Jon Bialecki (Edinburgh) and Girish Daswani (Toronto): What is an Individual? The View from Christianity. Michael Dirda reviews Born Bad: Original Sin and the Making of the Western World by James Boyce. Why I am such a good Christian: The preface to Blood: A Critique of Christianity by Gil Anidjar. Trust Magama (Midlands State): Christianity as an Arm of Imperialism. The first chapter from Nations under God: How Churches Use Moral Authority to Influence Policy by Anna Grzymała-Busse. William Lauinger (Chestnut Hill): Well-Being in the Christian Tradition. Justin Kroesen (Groningen): The Altar and its Decorations in Medieval Churches: A Functionalist Approach. Tim Hutchings (Durham): Christianity and Digital Media. Can Christianity and modernity go together? Roger Lenaers investigates. Christopher Benek on why Christians should embrace transhumanism. Captive virgins, polygamy and sex slaves: Valerie Tarico on what marriage would look like if we actually followed the Bible. Ashley Gay (Emory): The Holy Hymen: Christ as Erotic Dissemination. Was Jesus gay? Jules Suzdaltsev interviews Bob Shore-Goss, author of Queering Christ. The introduction to The Birth of the Trinity: Jesus, God, and Spirit in New Testament and Early Christian Interpretations of the Old Testament by Matthew Bates.


The latest issue of Perspectives on Politics is free online this month, and it includes a symposium on “Pluralism and the Fate of Perestroika”, with a lead essay by John Gunnell, and responses by James Farr, Robert Keohane, David Laitin, Kristen Renwick Monroe, Anne Norton, and Sanford Schram. Neil Irwin on how to make sense of China’s plummeting stock market. Eduardo Porter on how Germans forget postwar history lesson on debt relief in Greece crisis. Austerity has failed: An open letter from Thomas Piketty, Jeffrey Sachs, Heiner Flassbeck, Dani Rodrik and Simon Wren-Lewis to Angela Merkel. Simon Wren-Lewis on why Germany wants rid of Greece. From Aeschylus to the EU: What is Europe’s greater contribution to humanity at large, Greek theater or double-entry bookkeeping? The Puerto Rico crisis, explained in fewer than 500 words. Confessions of a Clinton reporter: Jonathan Allen on the media's 5 unspoken rules for covering Hillary. Sally Kohn on what Donald Trump doesn’t understand about immigrants and crime. Claire Cain Miller on the search for the best estimate of the transgender population. Remnant of Boston’s brutal winter threatens to outlast summer. Saying goodbye to GDP: Kevin Hartnett reviews The Little Big Number: How GDP Came to Rule the World by Dirk Philipsen (and more and more). The introduction to The Meaning of the Library: A Cultural History, ed. Alice Crawford.


Patrick Wolfe and David Lloyd (UC-Riverside): Settler Colonial Logics and the Neo-liberal Regime. Christian Angelich (Minnesota): Financial Speak: A Method to Unmask Neoliberal Capitalism and the Ideology of Perpetual. Alfredo Macias Vazquez (Leon) and Pablo Alonso Gonzalez (Cambridge): Knowledge Economy and the Commons: A Theoretical and Political Approach to Post-neoliberal Common Governance. Neoliberalism poisons everything: Elias Isquith interviews Wendy Brown, author of Undoing the Demos: Neoliberalism’s Stealth Revolution. Kean Birch on how to think like a neoliberal. Stephen Dunne interviews Will Davies, author of The Limits of Neoliberalism: Authority, Sovereignty and the Logic of Competition. Peter Jones (ANU): The Falling Rate of Profit and the Great Recession. E.A. Brett on explaining the capitalist crisis: The case for a free market system is undermined by commonly observed scale economies; producing uneven development and inequality. Fracketeering: Ian Marton on how capitalism is power-hosing the last drops of value out of us all. Robert Appelbaum on why cannibalism is not really that good a metaphor for capitalism. You can download A Commodified World? Mapping the Limits of Capitalism by Colin Williams (2004).

Will Davies (Goldsmiths): The Return of Social Government: From “Socialist Calculation” to “Social Analytics”. Pablo Gilabert (Concordia): The Socialist Principle “From Each According to Their Abilities, to Each According to Their Needs”. Social commons: Francine Mestrum on reconciling social protection and basic income. Kemal Dervis on a new birth for social democracy. An excerpt from Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune by Kristin Ross. How socialism fails: Bradley Birzer reviews The End of Socialism by James R. Otteson. “Anarchism could help to save the world”: State socialism has failed, so has the market — we need to rediscover the anarchist thinker Peter Kropotkin. Dana Williams (Cal State-Chico): Social Capital in Anarchist Movements. From Dialogues in Human Geography, Simon Springer (Victoria): Why a Radical Geography Must Be Anarchist; and For Anarcho-Geography! Or, Bare-Knuckle Boxing As the World Burns. David Harvey (CUNY): “Listen, Anarchist!” A Personal Response to Simon Springer’s “Why a Radical Geography Must Be Anarchist” (and a response by Springer). Alf Nilsen on Marxism and social movements in the twilight of neoliberalism; and on Marxism and movements: Making our own history.

Jason W. Moore (Binghamton): Cheap Food and Bad Climate: From Surplus Value to Negative Value in the Capitalist World-Ecology. How are we to think the anthropocene? Slavoj Zizek reviews Molecular Red: Theory for the Anthropocene by McKenzie Wark. Brendan McQuade (DePaul): Cognitive Capitalism and Contemporary Politics: A World Historical Perspective. Markus Kienscherf (FU): Beyond Militarization and Repression: Liberal Social Control as Pacification. Francesco Macheda (Bifrost): The Political Economy of Nationalism and Racial Discrimination. Pritam Singh (Oxford Brookes): The Competing Theories of Development and Underdevelopment: A Critical Evaluation from an Eco-Socialist Perspective. Mark Gawne (Sydney): Ontology, Composition and Affect: The Political Limits of Postworkerist Thought. Don’t you just hate it when those fake-ass poseur environmentalists rip off your intersectionality? Amber Frost on not attending the Left Forum, a “Comic Con for Marxists — Commie Con, if you will — and an absolute shitshow of nerds and social rejects, all competing for the title of Most Insufferable Anti-Capitalist”. You can download Anticapitalism and Culture: Radical Theory and Popular Politics by Jeremy Gilbert (2008).

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