From Ethics & Global Politics, a special issue on One World, Many Worlds, including Antonino Palumbo (Palermo): Patriotism and Pluralism: Identification and Compliance in the Post-national Polity; and a review of Global Justice: A Cosmopolitan Account by Gillian Brock. Alice Gadler (Trento): The Protection of Peacekeepers and International Criminal Law: Legal Challenges and Broader Protection. Marlene Wind (Copenhagen): Challenging Sovereignty? The USA and the Establishment of the International Criminal Court. From The Economist, at its forthcoming review, the International Criminal Court has things to celebrate, things to improve and pitfalls to avoid; and arguing over the legal meaning of aggression could undermine the ICC’s achievements. The International Criminal Court has finally drafted a law against aggression — the challenge is to temper justice with prudence. Justice vs. Impunity: A permanent International Criminal Court must also become a universal one. Making good on Nuremberg: At the International Criminal Court Review Conference in Uganda, lessons from the Nazi trials are a major theme. A review of The Degradation of the International Legal Order? The Rehabilitation of Law and the Possibility of Politics by Bill Bowring. A review of World Order: Vision and Reality by Hans Kochler. A review of Ruling the World?: Constitutionalism, International Law, and Global Governance. A look at the 10 worst U.N. Security Council resolutions ever. From Irish Left Review, Justin Frewen on state-building and the UN. Splintered solidarity has put global governance in a spin: Politics has turned local again, and markets remain the masters. From Ethics & International Affairs, a review of The Global Commonwealth of Citizens: Toward Cosmopolitan Democracy by Daniele Archibugi (and more).


Manuel Arias-Maldonado (Malaga): Democracy in a Risk Society? From Qualitative Sociology Review, D. Mark Austin (Louisville): Ritual and Boundary Distinction in a Recreational Community: A Case Study of Motorcycle Rallies and Riders; a review of The Discourse of Politics in Action: Politics as Usual by Ruth Wodak; and a review of More Than Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City by William Julius Wilson. From Culture Unbound, a special section on City of Signs/Signs of the City. If suicide is always bad for society, and “choosing life” is always better for society, then suicide should always be discouraged — but is that really the case? (and a response). Should a "scientific" meeting attempt to address questions of faith, and if so, what's the best way to do it? More on The Facebook Effect by David Kirkpatrick. More on Eaarth by Bill McKibben. There’s no denying he has a thing for the unneutered chow down the street: Could you dog be gay? The high cost of free parks: Do public-private partnerships save parks or exploit them? Nixon’s Nose: In Maoist China, a political prisoner feels his way through a Kafkaesque tableau of rumors, betrayal, interrogation, and execution. From The National, an article on Tony Allen, the true owner of Afrobeat. America's slow embrace of world music: African and Afro-Caribbean music are edging their way into the American consciousness. The United States is just the 85th most peaceful nation on earth, according to the fourth annual Global Peace Index. A review of Cold War Kitchen: Americanization, Technology and European Users. Friedrich von Hayek’s The Road to Serfdom, lately embraced by Glenn Beck, has a long history of timely assists from the popular media.


From The New York Review of Magazines, photographs that used to appear in Life magazine have a home on the web; Suzanne Weinstock goes inside the mind and work of magazine artist Fred Harper; only three issues in, Love has been busy trashing the traditional glossy model by putting fat chicks and unknowns on its covers — and porn stars and Q&As about lesbianism in its pages; for Fast Company, the premise is simple — we’re the coolest business magazine you’ll ever read. The Caravan flaunts what magazines do best — exquisitely worded narrative features that draw readers in and can keep them engaged over a cup of tea; let’s face it, Denver is not known for its reportorial chops5280 magazine, however, may be changing that; and Vibe is back form the dead. Slake magazine, a new journal from Laurie Ochoa and Joe Donnelly, formerly of LA Weekly, considers its mission the return of long-form journalism. A look at how Time and Life magazines helped turn America on to LSD. Time magazine, the last of the big newsweeklies, puts up a paywall. Saint Sarah Palin? The dying Newsweek goes for the lowest common denominator. Mr. Magazine celebrates the new blood of the magazine industry: 25 Notable New Magazines from the last 25 Years. If the term “open source” has defined many online publishing efforts in recent years, “cloud computing” may dominate the next several years. Notes from the underground: Mixing DIY ethics, rock'n'roll and searing new writing, a fresh breed of literary magazines is breathing life into the publishing industry. What kind of online editor are you? Questex classifies where its editors do well online — and where they don’t.


Bruce Cameron (Regent): Labor Unions and Workers' Rites. Dilek Kececi (Mersin): Satan as the Machiavellian Hero in Paradise Lost. From Limina, Carol Hoggart (UWA): A Layered Landscape: How the Family Sagas Mapped Medieval Iceland; and Nicholas Blake (ANU): Simmel, Heidegger and the Present Now. An interview with Nassim Nicholas Taleb. The Medium is the Medium: The Internet culture has yet to incorporate the literary culture of traditional bookish learning. Bright Green: A look at the lifecycle of the Post-it note, concrete and toothpaste. From TLS, a review of The World That Never Was: A True Story of Dreamers, Schemers, Anarchists, and Secret Agents by Alex Butterworth. A runner’s survival story sets a course for active-lifestyle journalism online. A review of Hotel: An American History by A. K. Sandoval-Strausz. The Internet’s best media provocateur: Michael Wolff continues to draw scorn from the High Ambassadors of journalism; he doesn’t care what anyone thinks about him (and more). Meet citizen science’s answer to match.com: Scienceforcitizens.net seeks to hook researchers up with members of the general public who want to volunteer for duty in the scientific process. Why do we need Lilith Fair anymore? The Scent of a Man: The subtlety of previous manly scents has been replaced with an overt stench — the rank smell of chemical machismo. What's a little marriage fraud between amigos? It's a felony, sure, but in the absence of real immigration reform, some young, assimilated illegal immigrants see it as their best path to citizenship. A review of The End of the Free Market: Who Wins the War Between States and Corporations? by Ian Bremmer. Check out See the Invisible Hand, connecting Marginal Revolution to Modern Principles of Economics.


Scott Woodcock (Victoria): When Will Your Consequentialist Friend Abandon You for the Greater Good? Emrys Westacott asks a probing question. David S. Oderberg (Reading): Why I am not a Consequentialist. Rouven J. Steeves (USAFA): Deadly Nothingness: A Meditation on Evil. Alan Wolfe reviews On Evil by Terry Eagleton. A review of Dick Bernstein's Radical Evil: A Philosophical Interrogation. A review of The Abuse of Evil: The Corruption of Politics and Religion since 9/11 by Richard J. Bernstein. Enigma of the Will: G.T. Roche on Sade’s psychology of evil. A review of The Apologetics of Evil: The Case of Iago by Richard Raatzsch. A review of Law and Evil: Philosophy, Politics, Psychoanalysis. James Schall on how philosophical reasoning must deal with those "who become extremely wicked". Is the pope a philosopher? For Benedict, relativism is the root of all evil, a force tending towards chaos and destruction. A new solution to the problem of evil: A psychological paper which claims to explain the religious account of evil is troublingly simplistic. Edward Feser on why Judeo-Christianity is necessary for human rights. Reading Philosophy in Tehran: Ramin Jahanbegloo on how tyranny makes philosophy more necessary. Does surveillance make us morally better? The roots of moral courage: Why do some people risk their lives to help others? Simon Blackburn reviews of Would You Eat your Cat? Key Ethical Conundrums and What They Tell You about Yourself by Jeremy Stangroom. Philosophers are helping doctors with dilemmas over life-and-death decisions. Counsel of despair: Julian Baggini assesses the mental health of philosophical counselling. Perennial philosophy: Is there an eternal truth that we keep on discovering — whether it's a "divine reality" or something better formulated in another way?

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