Davison M. Douglas (William & Mary): God and the Executioner: The Influence of Western Religion on the Use of the Death Penalty. Brian Leiter (Chicago): The Law of Religious Liberty in a Tolerant Society. Howard Lesnick (Penn): Can Liberal Religion Ground Moral Imperatives? Zachary R. Calo (Valparaiso): Religion, Human Rights and Post-Secular Legal Theory. A.L. Samian (UKM): Pluralism and the Study of Religion: A Comparative Perspective. An interview with Thaddeus Kozinski, author of The Political Problem of Religious Pluralism: And Why Philosophers Can't Solve It (and more). From CRB, an interview with James V. Schall, S.J. on his Modern Age and political philosophy. A review of Faith in Politics: Religion and Liberal Democracy by Bryan T. McGraw. The fundamental reason we need a Christian anthropology is that a Christian anthroplogy is true. An interview with Chris Beneke, co-editor of The First Prejudice: Religious Tolerance and Intolerance in Early America. The introduction to The Agnostic Age: Law, Religion, and the Constitution by Paul Horwitz. Does atheist Michael Newdow jeopardize church-state separation? A review of Church, State and Original Intent by Donald Drakeman. A look at the top 5 myths of the separation of church and state. An interview with David Sehat, author of The Myth of American Religious Freedom (and part 2). From American History, Sarah Barringer Gordon on what we owe Jehovah's Witnesses. Expressions of Faith: Public discussion of religion can build walls at the same time it tries to bring them down.


A new issue of Surveillance and Society is out. From Evolutionary Psychology, Sunny Bains (Imperial): Questioning the Integrity of the John Templeton Foundation (and more). From The Washington Monthly, last year there wasn’t a single fatal airline accident in the developed world, so why is the U.S. health care system still accidently killing hundreds of thousands? The answer is a lack of transparency. From The Rumpus, Roxane Gay on the careless language of sexual violence. From Vanity Fair, does the anti-Facebook ethos of one of the Web’s largest active forums, represent a movement or just mayhem? Vanessa Grigoriadis peers into 4chan’s “hive mind,” a primordial soup of teenage-male angst and cute cat photos. Bill Keller on All the Aggregation That’s Fit to Aggregate: How much more of itself can the media consume? From Wired, underground caverns keep things cold, safe and secret. How sane parents got paranoid about vaccines: A review of Seth Mnookin's The Panic Virus: A True Story of Medicine, Science and Fear (and more). Vaccine phobia is letting preventable infectious diseases needlessly threaten our children; according to Seth Mnookin, it’s time to get real — and get the shots. Mike Sowden on 9 life-changing inventions the experts said would never work. We’ve been misled about how to grieve: Why it may be wise to skip the months of journalling and group talk we’ve been taught we need. Jan McGuinness questions Bruce Guthrie’s motivations for writing Man Bites Murdoch, an account of his sacking as Editor-in-Chief of the Herald Sun. Blurring sexual boundaries: No fixed borders for sexual identity, means no fixed rules for sexual expression. Larry Arnold on his book Ablaze! The Mysterious Fires of Spontaneous Human Combustion.


Nancy Levit (Missouri), Nancy Elizabeth Dowd (Florida) and Ann McGinley (UNLV): Feminist Legal Theory Meets Masculinities Theory. Solange Mouthaan (Warwick): International Law and Sexual Violence Against Men. Steven F. Shatz (USF) and Naomi R. Shatz (NYCLU): Chivalry is Not Dead: Murder, Gender, and the Death Penalty. The Study of Man (or Males): An academic movement raises questions about what it means to be a man, and how to save him. An interview with Peter McAllister, author of Manthropology: The Science of Why the Modern Male Is Not the Man He Used to Be. Where have the good men gone? Kay S. Hymowitz argues that too many men in their 20s are living in a new kind of extended adolescence (and a response). Tony Porter makes a call to men everywhere: Don't "act like a man". From the Good Men Project, a blogger roundtable on the Art of Manliness; and Katie Baker on a good man’s guide to catcalling. Is there anything good about men? Roy F. Baumeister reveals the “reality of the male sex drive”. Why do we vilify male sexuality? Three myths about men and sex debunked. Tana Ganeva on the anti-male, anti-sex falsehoods that rule discussions about porn and sexuality. Do real men like to cuddle? Dave Johns wants to know. Real men don’t eat very berry cheesecake: Manly preferences take their toll. Science tells us that men’s brains are different from women’s — but that doesn’t mean we should not be equal.

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