The millennials are moving left: Labour’s success in the British election is part of a growing trend across Western Europe and America — what’s motivating it? Young and old are voting very differently in the U.K. and U.S. — that’s a big deal. Christian Caryl on what the London fire tells us about the crisis of Western democracy. Citizens of somewhere: Abigail Rhodes reviews The Road to Somewhere: The Populist Revolt and the Future of Politics by David Goodhart. Can The End of History and the Last Man still tell us something important about the world? Jaroslaw Kuisz and Lukasz Pawlowski interview Francis Fukuyama. Mutually assured resentment: Daniel Oppenheimer on why Trumpism is global. Will the West survive Trump? Carlos Lozada reviews The Retreat of Western Liberalism by Edward Luce and The Fate of the West: The Battle to Save the World’s Most Successful Political Idea by Bill Emmott.


Ari Herbert (Texas): Can We Still Talk Things Out? A Case Study of Campus Hate Speech Regulations at the University of Texas. Suzanna Danuta Walters on academe’s poisonous call-out culture. Bari Weiss on when the Left turns on its own. How to make a queer scene: Ramzi Fawaz on a feminist and queer pedagogical model he calls “affective curation” as a strategic response to the rhetoric of trigger warnings in contemporary humanities classrooms. How microaggression training could harm minority students. On political correctness: Power, class, and the new campus religion. The “Shut It Down” Left and the war on the liberal mind.

On the same day Charles Murray was shouted down at Middlebury, Franklin & Marshall hosted a speaker opposed by some Muslim students and others; they protested, but didn’t disrupt — and he spoke. Charles Murray getting attacked is an outrage, but a liberal professor gets threatened? Silence. Where is the outrage for Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor? Don’t expect liberalism to come to the defense of Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor. Are students at elite colleges more likely to protest controversial speakers? The new hysteria over campus speech: “The notion that the behavior of a handful of idiot undergraduates at one event at one hyper-elite college is a true harbinger of an authoritarian future — as opposed to say the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States — is dangerous nonsense”.

Even in fascism’s heyday, anti-fascists on campus were controversial. Michael Munger writes in praise of safe spaces on campus. What “snowflakes” get right about free speech. Why colleges have a right to reject hateful speakers like Ann Coulter. There’s a well-funded campus industry behind the Ann Coulter incident. Stephanie Saul on the conservative force behind speeches roiling college campuses. How liberal colleges breed conservative firebrands: Life on the defensive can curdle into reactionary politics. The only conservative scholar on campus: Right-wing philosopher Daniel Bonevac on how a minority of students can shut down debates and intimidate lecturers — and why he backs Trump.

Why should college students let their enemies speak? Naked self-interest. Free speech as battleground: Censorship used against our enemies will soon be used against us. Fordham University’s suppression of pro-Palestinian views shows why liberals should fight for free speech. Why walking out is better than shouting down. The most important free speech question: Who decides? Jeannie Suk Gersen on how Trump has stoked the campus debate on speech and violence.


Mark Hand interviews David Cole, co-editor of Rules for Resistance: Advice from Around the Globe for the Age of Trump. Trump is a symptom of the crisis: Sarah Jaffe interviews Naomi Klein, author of No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need. People were resisting before Trump: Michelle Alexander, Naomi Klein and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor in conversation. Trump supporters have built a document with the addresses and phone numbers of thousands of anti-Trump activists. Lawmakers across the US are finding ways to turn protesting into a crime. Maximillian Alvarez on the whimper of democracy: When repression happens here. Mitch McConnell is crippling The Resistance with his secret health care bill.

Evan McMullin’s war: How Trump and Twitter gave rise to the GOP’s leading dissident. The real “resistance” to Trump? The GOP Congress.


Ari Herbert (Texas): Portlandia, Ridesharing, and Sex Discrimination. Donna Yates (Glasgow): The Global Traffic in Looted Cultural Objects. “France is back”: Macron’s En Marche party just swept the French parliament. A German giant: Wolfram Bickerich on the political legacy of Helmut Kohl. Kamala Harris got shushed and became a liberal hero — do progressives want to hear what she has to say? Carly Sitrin on 5 things Sen. Kamala Harris has done besides be interrupted. Space nation Asgardia ready to launch itself into orbit. Subhasis Chattopadhyay reviews Hatred and Forgiveness by Julia Kristeva. Postmodernism is dead — what comes next?

“The Mail has misspelled “terrorist” as “white van driver” — now let’s discuss how he was radicalised”. “We need address the reasons why the #FinsburyPark terrorist was radicalised.” Imam from Muslim welfare centre protected Finsbury Park suspect from angry crowds. “In the past 24 hours, Muslims in U.S. & U.K. have been murdered outside of mosques. When will we admit anti-Muslim hatred is out of control?” U.K. police investigating van attack in London as terrorism. “Two weeks ago, Trump used London car attack to push unconstitutional Muslim Ban. Tonight, a white man plowed into Muslims. Trump silent”.


Frank A. Pasquale (Maryland): Platform Neutrality: Enhancing Freedom of Expression in Spheres of Private Power (and more). The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data: The data economy demands a new approach to antitrust rules. Akiva A. Miller (NYU): The Dawn of the Big Data Monopolists. Tech and the Fake Market tactic: In one generation, the Internet went from opening up new free markets to creating a series of Fake Markets that exploit society, without most media or politicians even noticing. Josh Marshall on our problem with monopolies, and why everything sucks. Want to rescue rural America? Bust monopolies. This budding movement wants to smash monopolies: A very small number of companies control most of the economy — why hasn’t that been challenged?

With Whole Foods, Amazon on collision course with Wal-Mart. Amazon wants to become Walmart before Walmart can become Amazon. America’s Amazon problem: Jeff Bezos has created an empire that’s quickly raising political questions. #BreakUpAmazon: Policymakers need to get serious about Amazon, and about antitrust in general, before it is too late.


Why a third emoluments lawsuit? Trump’s business ties in the Gulf raise questions about his allegiances. Russia renewed unused Trump trademarks in 2016. White House plans to push House GOP for friendlier Russia sanctions deal. The desperate spin of a spiraling presidency: Trump and his loyalists are trying to discredit Robert Mueller’s investigation — they’re raising greater suspicion instead. Memo to Trump: This is why you’re losing — why the president, who appears allergic to the logic of bureaucracy, keeps getting defeated by that humblest of technologies, the office memorandum. History does have certain lessons that Donald Trump, or somebody working for him, would have been wise to review before launching, and winning, a national campaign for President — and many of these lessons can be derived from the Watergate experience.

From HAU: Journal of Ethnographic Theory, a colloquium on “The Hands of Donald Trump: Entertainment, Gesture, Spectacle” by Donna M. Goldstein and Kira Hall. Trump said foreign leaders wouldn’t laugh at the U.S. — now they’re laughing at him. Why Trump is a loyalty freak: The president’s obsession with fealty isn’t a personal quirk — it's a political necessity. If the president is innocent, then he is insane. Errol Morris on interviewing Trump: “It’s obvious: This person is insane”. Donald Trump is proving too stupid to be president.


From the Congressional Research Service, a report on Cuba: Issues for the 114th Congress; and an update to a report on U.S. Restrictions on Travel and Remittances to Cuba. Kevin J. Fandl (Temple): Cuban Migration to the United States in a Post-Normalized Relations World. Kevin J. Fandl (Temple): Adios Embargo: The Case for Executive Termination of the U.S. Embargo on Cuba. Cuba’s sustainable agriculture at risk after U.S.-Cuba relations thaw: How Cuba’s farming could become overly industrialized. Better ties between the U.S. and Cuba? Miami’s Cubans are divided.

President Donald Trump’s announcement that he’s “cancelling” his predecessor’s policy toward Cuba is a good deal less than meets the ear. Trump’s strange retreat from Cuba: More smoke than fire, Trump’s new policy could still derail an island's fragile turn toward the future. If not the most damaging or dangerous, the Cuba reversal is in many ways the most revealing of Trump’s moves so far — it brings together all the worst attributes of the administration’s foreign policy.

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