Effort underway

Peter Dan (LIU): Evil in Familiar Forms: Anti-Semitism, Racism, Totalitarianism, Religious Extremism. Cas Mudde (Georgia) and Cristobal Rovira Kaltwasser (Diego Portales): Vox Populi or Vox Masculini? Populism and Gender in Northern Europe and South America. Beenish Ahmed on everything you were afraid to ask about the Armenian genocide. Woman behind Pakistan’s first hackathon, Sabeen Mahmud, shot dead by unknown gunmen. Laws don’t protect women against violence — amazingly, though, a U.N. treaty has a chance. From Pambazuka News, have US human rights violations soared in the 9/11 aftermath? Joash Ntenga Moitui investigates. Obama is trying to protect a huge Arctic wildlife zone, but Congress likely won’t have it. Aggressive effort underway by Democratic leaders to recruit Elizabeth Warren. You lose, you snooze: The 2016 election is shaping up to be our equivalent of Greek mythology’s Battle of the Titans, with competing billionaire bank accounts substituting for Zeus’ thunderbolts. Our perverse centrist patriots: Corey Robin on everything the elite media gets wrong about American politics. Jonathan Bernstein on how politics is theater — and sometimes we need to cover it that way. From mythos to logos and back? Chiara Bottici on Machiavelli, philosophy, and fortune. How I got converted to G.M.O. food: Mark Lynas on how we can’t deny the science — biotech works, for good. You can download The Bakhtin Circle: Philosophy, Culture and Politics by Craig Brandist (2002).