Nobody in charge

Edward Walker and Lina Stepick (UCLA): Valuing the Cause: A Theory of Authenticity in Social Movements. An unnatural disaster: Yemen’s hunger crisis is born of deliberate policies, pursued primarily by a Saudi-led coalition backed by the United States. How women used civil disobedience to change American politics. How Mark Burnett resurrected Donald Trump as an icon of American success. Who decides what words mean: Bound by rules, yet constantly changing, language might be the ultimate self-regulating system, with nobody in charge. The introduction to A Fraught Embrace: The Romance and Reality of AIDS Altruism in Africa by Ann Swidler and Susan Cotts Watkins.

Loveday Hodson (Leicester): Collaboration as Feminist Methodology: Experiences from the Feminist International Judgments Project. Why Latino voters haven’t completely abandoned the GOP. This is the most important moral question about self-driving cars. Against monarchies: Having queens and kings is grotesque, no matter how benign and unifying people may find it. Should we be worried about computerized facial recognition? Randle Browning reviews 90s Bitch: Media, Culture, and the Failed Promise of Gender Equality by Allison Yarrow. Zack Beauchamp on the 9 thinkers who made sense of 2018’s chaos. 2018, the year in ideas: Alex Pareene on the foremost thinkers of thoughts in America.