Sad sign of the times

Nuntamon Kutalad (Leicester): The Role of National Museums in the Making of Nations. Troy A. Rule (ASU): Airspace in an Age of Drones. Adam Wallwork (Chicago): The Morality of Achilles: Anger as a Moral Emotion. Amy J. Sepinwall (Penn): Citizen Responsibility and the Reactive Attitudes: Blaming Americans for War Crimes in Iraq. Max Minzner (New Mexico): Should Agencies Enforce? Emily Cauble (DePaul): Relying on the IRS. From the Atlantic Monthly, a special issue on technology. From IHE, a new metric for journals ranks them by open access; and an ebook series puts old scholarly papers in front of new readers — Scott McLemee thinks it's a model worth emulating. David Masciotra on Cornel West’s disappointing decline: Once one of the nation’s best cultural critics, West has ditched his intellectual chops and embraced the role of public personality recycling the same sound bites. Rukmini Callimachi on the horror before the beheadings: The death of James Foley in August at the hands of Islamic State jihadists in Syria was a very public end to a hidden ordeal shared with nearly two dozen other Westerners. Fox News, charlatans, conspiracy theorists and the religious fanatics endangering democracy: An excerpt from Enlightenment 2.0: Restoring Sanity to Our Politics, Our Economy and Our Lives by Joseph Heath. Herbert Gintis reviews The Hidden Agenda of the Political Mind: How Self-Interest Shapes Our Opinions and Why We Won't Admit It by Jason Weeden and Robert Kurzban. From La Respuesta, do Puerto Ricans speak the “ghetto version” of Spanish? Dorothy Bell Ferrer on how Puerto Rican Spanish is no less acceptable than any other Spanish. Sad sign of the times: School shootings no longer page one news for many American newspapers.