Marc Lane Roark (Savannah): Retelling English Sovereignty. Sarah Lyall on the Magna Carta, still posing a challenge at 800. What does England want? Not since the 1640s, when Scottish armies repeatedly marched south against Charles I, has the English establishment been so politically threatened in its heartland. Fareed Zakaria on how Britain has resigned as a world power. Juta Kawalerowicz (Oxford): Anti-immigration Vote vs. Reality: How Well Does Ethnic Change Correspond with Perception of Levels of Immigration in the UK? Tariq Modood and Nabil Khattab (Bristol): Explaining Ethnic Differences: Can Ethnic Minority Strategies Reduce the Effects of Ethnic Penalties? Posh, educated and energetic — meet the servants of the super-rich: London’s greatest growth industry is catering to foreign plutocrats. Charlotte Church says she would pay tax at 70% to protect public services. Amartya Sen on the economic consequences of austerity. So just how fucked are we? Luke Davies reviews Inequality and the 1% by Danny Dorling. Jonathan Derbyshire interviews Anthony Atkinson, author of Inequality: What Can Be Done About It. Patrick Dunleavy on how Britain’s election highlights the instability of its political system. Scrap Labour and start again: Ed Straw on how only real structural change can save the party. Chas Danner on how the U.K. may never be the same after the election.


Damien Geradin (George Mason): Should Uber Be Allowed to Compete in Europe? And If So How? The biggest “political economy” discovery of the 20th century is that you can increase the wealth of the population by a factor of eight or nine times, and not have it reduce the level of possessiveness, or of resistance to redistribution, by one iota. A road trip that predates cars: Though it has been out of print for 150 years, Across the Continent remains a powerful read today, not least because of the challenging questions it poses about the classic American association of freedom with the road. What’s wrong with political correctness? It’s easy to criticise call-out culture — it’s harder to look into your own heart and ask if you can do better. Deborah Boucoyannis on how taxing the rich leads to representative government — happy 800th birthday, Magna Carta. GOP lawmakers in Kansas abandon Grover Norquist's no-tax pledge en masse to avoid devastating budget cuts forced on them by Sam Brownback's trickle down failure. The candidates: Chris Lehmann on the race for the Republican nomination. The Jeb Bush formula: Andrew Prokop on how the staunch conservative learned to talk moderate — and win. 11 moments from Bernie Sanders' Reddit Q&A that show why he's a progressive hero. Katherine Williams reviews Gendered Readings of Change: A Feminist Pragmatist Approach by Clara Fischer.


Bethany Berger (UConn): Diversely Native. Non-Hispanic whites with American Indian ancestry make up a full half of the current population of mixed-race Americans but are among the least likely to say that they are multiracial. From the Pew Research Center, a survey on Multiracial in America: Proud, diverse and growing in numbers. Mat Johnson on why you can kiss my mulatto ass: “The recent re-emergence of mulatto identity isn’t about race, it’s about actively acknowledging a multiethnic reality in a simplistically racialized world” (and more). Danielle Douglas-Gabriel on the cultural ramifications of dreadlocks. The hoodie and the hijab: Leah Mirakhor on Arabness, blackness, and the figure of terror. Khaled A. Beydoun (Barry): A Demographic Threat? Proposed Reclassification of Arab Americans on the 2020 Census. Around 1% of America’s population, over 3.3m people, are “Asian Indians”, and on the usual measures of success they outstrip all other minorities. Vinay Harpalani (Savannah): To Be White, Black, or Brown? South Asian Americans and the Race-Color Distinction. After 200 years, Native Hawaiians make a comeback. Feliks Garcia on how America is a prison state — but not for the reason right-wing conspiracy theorists think. In less than 30 years, whites will lose their majority, and we will be a nation composed solely of minorities — how will America cope? By marketing, of course. The introduction to Race and Races: Cases and Resources for a Diverse America by Richard Delgado, Jean Stefancic, Juan F. Perea, Angela P. Harris, and Stephanie M. Wildman.

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