Kenneth Einar Himma (Washington): I Can't Help What I Believe: The Moral Case Against Religious Exclusivist Doctrines. Jyotirmaya Sharma (Hyderabad): My Religion Is Less Violent than Yours: Myth, History and the Representation of Violence. Balbinder Singh Bhogal (Hofstra): The Facts of Colonial Modernity and the Story of Sikhism. Bruce Lawrence (Duke): Rethinking Muslim Cosmopolitanism: Civilizational Moorings/Cosmopolitan Options (and more). Carole Baker (Duke): Must We Mean What We Make? Freedom and Responsibility in Artistic Practice; Or, Can We Think Ethically about Depicting the Prophet Muhammad? Yuval Jobani (Tel Aviv) and Nahshon Perez (Bar Ilan): Women of the Wall: A Normative Analysis of the Place of Religion in the Public Sphere. The introduction to Human Nature and Jewish Thought: Judaism’s Case for Why Persons Matter by Alan L. Mittleman. Giuliana Chamedes on Catholics, anti-Semitism, and the human rights swerve. Gerald O’Collins reviews Vatican II: Catholic Doctrines on Jews and Muslims by Gavin D’Costa. The introduction to Pagans and Philosophers: The Problem of Paganism from Augustine to Leibniz by John Marenbon.


Keith Woodward and Mario Bruzzone (Wisconsin): Touching Like a State. Iran’s attempt to develop nuclear weapons will not be the last challenge faced in a journey that began with the world’s first fission bomb test during World War II (and more and more and more). Kevin Baker on why German economic thought made the Greek crisis inevitable. Jurgen Habermas says Angela Merkel is “gambling away” Germany's reputation over Greece. Elizabeth Nolan Brown on why we should encourage women who have abortions to donate fetal tissue to science. Atticus Finch offers a lesson in Southern politics: What the beloved literary character seems to have in common with Strom Thurmond. From The Upshot, Wilson Andrews and Alicia Parlapiano on which presidential candidates are winning the money race so far; and Kim Soffen on how Bush and Trump are opposites on ideological consistency (and more). Former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao: The trolls are winning the battle for the Internet (and more).


Jasmine B. Gonzales Rose (Pittsburgh): Race Inequity Fifty Years Later: Language Rights Under the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Moynihan Report at Fifty: Stephen Steinberg on the long reach of intellectual racism. Emily Badger on why America can’t talk about segregation today if we can’t say how it was created in the past: A 1968 national report said what can't be said today: White society helped create the ghetto. David Leonhardt on middle-class black families, in low-income neighborhoods. As public sector employment, once a dependable pathway to success for many blacks, was cut in the downturn, African-American communities suffered an outsize toll. A survey finds most Americans believe protests make the country better; support decreases significantly if protesters are identified as black. Atiba R. Ellis (West Virginia): Reviving the Dream: Equality and the Democratic Promise in the Post-Civil Rights Era. If America wants real progress on equality, it has to get serious.

How race is conjured: Barbara J. Fields and Karen E. Fields on how the fiction of race hides the real source of racism and inequity in America today. The racism beat: Cord Jefferson on what it’s like to write about hate over and over and over. Racism’s psychological toll: Jenna Wortham interviews Monnica Williams on racial trauma and its consequences. Protesting too much: Randall L. Kennedy on the trouble with Black Power revisionism. Benjamin Wallace-Wells profiles Ta-Nehisi Coates (and more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more). Cornel West delivers blistering takedown of Ta-Nehisi Coates; Michael Eric Dyson responds. Zenzele Isoke on how black intellectualism is more than big (male) egos. Corey Robin on how Clarence Thomas has fused elements of black nationalism and a bleak view of black history with a steadfast Constitutional originalism.

From Critical Race and Whiteness Studies, a special issue on the White Man’s Burden “After Race”. Andrew Pierce (Sacred Heart): The Myth of the White Minority. What is whiteness? Our search for understanding in matters of race automatically inclines us toward blackness — but the answers lie in the construction of whiteness. Why are white racists always called “white trash"? Frank Guan wonders. Why are so many mass shootings committed by young white men? Josiah M. Hesse wants to know. How to keep racism in place: Donovan X. Ramsey interviews Robin DiAngelo, author of What Does it Mean to be White? What the 1920s tell us about Dolezal and racial illogic: Carla Kaplan on how white women wanting to pass as black enter a zone of deep cultural paradox. Maybe white people really don’t see race — maybe that’s the problem. John McWhorter on why black people should stop expecting white America to “wake up” to racism. Dear white people: We are all Atticus Finch.

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