For better and for worse

Carlos Alberto Sanchez (San Jose State): Clothing the Other in Dignity: Centeotl, NAFTA, and the Primacy of Tradition (“While we, US citizens or non-immigrants, might not have a categorical moral obligation to welcome and protect the immigrant other, to not do so is to violate the very basis of our traditions”.) Ben Bramble (Vienna): Consequentialism about Meaning in Life. David A. Koplow (Georgetown): A Nuclear Kellogg-Briand Pact: Proposing a Treaty for the Renunciation of Nuclear War as an Instrument of National Policy. Nick Miller on how U.S. nonproliferation policy is an invisible success story. Ta-Nehisi on Barack Obama, Ferguson, and the evidence of things unsaid: Violence works — nonviolence does too. What was different about the Ferguson grand jury? The grand jury that decided not to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson operated differently from a typical grand jury in Missouri. Actually, riots are good: Matt Bruenig on the economic case for riots in Ferguson. Rebecca Traister on what power looks like: The past few weeks have been a depressing lesson in how to get away with bad behavior. Is freezing your eggs dangerous? Josephine Johnston and Miriam Zoll on a primer. Samantha Allen on why the artificial womb will change feminism forever. How should we program computers to deceive? Kate Greene on how computer scientist Eytan Adar has collected hundreds of examples of technology designed to trick people, for better and for worse. Jill Lepore is undoubtedly an 8,000-pound space kangaroo, but the Paradise Island of publishing is big enough for little sand-rat-sized kangaroos like Noah Berlatsky as well. Think the selfie is vain, narcissistic, or self-exploitation? The reasons why some sociologists defend it may surprise you (and more and more).