From German Law Journal, a special supplement on Brexit. Holger P. Hestermeyer (King’s College): How Brexit Will Happen: A Brief Primer on EU Law and Constitutional Law Questions Raised by Brexit. AC Grayling on why parliament must resist Article 50 (and more). Everything you need to know about Theresa May’s Brexit nightmare in five minutes. Ralf Michaels (Duke): Does Brexit Spell the Death of Transnational Law? Benjamin Ward on what Brexit means for human rights. Ray Drainville on Brexit, racist attacks, and infographics: An analysis. Paul P. Craig (Oxford): Brexit: A Drama in Six Acts. Ben Judah on England’s last gasp of empire. Kevin Meagher on how Brexit is the beginning of the end for Northern Ireland. John Lanchester on Brexit blues. A risk worth taking? Davide Morisi on the effect of information in the Brexit referendum. You can download The Brexit Crisis: A Verso Report.

Why did some of the richest, most powerful people in the UK support Brexit? It’s not the economy, stupid: Eric Kaufmann on Brexit as a story of personal values. A hard truth for Leave voters: Brexit means big government. Nicole Longpre on how the British Far Right went mainstream. Hilary Pilkington on why dismissing uncomfortable views as “Far Right” risks political complacency. If the Left wants to win again, it must learn the art of storytelling. For the British Left to succeed, the UK must leave the European Union. Keep calm and Brexit on: History suggests leaving Europe is great for Britain. Europe is already plotting a future without Britain.

Gillian Tett on what Brexit can teach America: The electorate is losing its fear of leaping into the unknown — nobody can assume that Trump will lose “just” because he presents a risk.


Giancarlo Marchetti (Perugia) and Sarin Marchetti (Milan): Behind and Beyond the Fact/Value Dichotomy. John Fairley (Macquarie): Russell Kirk and the Moral Imagination. An isolated tribe emerges from the rainforest: In Peru, an unsolved killing has brought the Mashco Piro into contact with the outside world. Did the Pentagon Papers actually help curtail government secrecy? The news is not so good. Minor-party candidates unlikely to have major effect on the presidential race. A new Earth-like exoplanet could be the discovery of the century (and more and more). End internships: Malcolm Harris on how the unpaid internship system is unfair to students and exploitative to workers — young women in particular. The introduction to Nietzsche’s Great Politics by Hugo Drochon.


Stefan Dolgert (Brock): The Praise of Ressentiment: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Donald Trump (and more). Trump has transformed how Republicans view “free trade”. Donald Trump and immigration, explained: Donald Trump led a revolution on immigration within the GOP — he can’t stop it now. Can Donald Trump really round up and deport 11 million people? Donald Trump is making the border wall less popular. The world is full of walls that don’t work — why would Donald Trump want to build another one? There’s just one flaw in Donald Trump’s new plan to show he’s not racist. Getting beaten by a girl: Ana Marie Cox on the sexism behind Trump’s whining. Saying Donald Trump is totally unlike mainstream Republicans could be the best way to beat them. Judgment Day is coming for those who stay silent on Donald Trump.

“I spent 5 years with some of Trump’s biggest fans. Here’s what they won’t tell you”: Arlie Russell Hochschild on how Donald Trump took a narrative of unfairness and twisted it to his advantage. Emily Jane Fox on the billionaire father-daughter team behind Trump’s apocalyptic turn (and more). Greg Sargent on Trump’s real endgame: A white nationalist media empire? Ronald Radosh: “Steve Bannon, Trump’s top guy, told me he was ‘a Leninist’ who wants to ‘destroy the state’” and the conservative establishment. The psychiatric question: Is it fair to analyze Donald Trump from afar? Charles Homans on how Donald Trump blew up the “gaffe”. Transcribers’ agony: Frustrated not by what Trump says but how he says it. Scott McLemee examines the quite serious — and surprisingly abundant — scholarship on Donald Trump’s The Apprentice. Amazingly, Donald Trump’s new app is not a joke.


Ben Bramble (Lund): A New Defense of Hedonism about Well-Being. France’s “burkini” bans are about more than religion or clothing. Aheda Zanetti: “I created the burkini to give women freedom, not to take it away”. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police will now allow its female officers to wear the hijab as part of its official uniform. What were blogs? Jeet Heer on how the demise of Gawker.com also marks the end of the utopian promise of blogging — here’s what killed them. John R. Parker on how Peter Thiel steamrolled Gawker — and laid bare the big-money bias of the American legal system. A startup is automating the lawsuit strategy Peter Thiel used to kill Gawker. The discovery of Hawaii Sign Language in 2013 amazed linguists — but as the number of users dwindles, can it survive the twin threats of globalisation and a rift in the community?

Hillary Clinton email ruror reveals hypocrisy on the Right. Nancy LeTourneau on how the AP spun the story about the Clinton Foundation. The AP’s big expose on Hillary meeting with Clinton Foundation donors is a mess (and more). The media has the Clinton Foundation story upside down. Even Trump and Clinton need big-money donors: They’re rich but still dependent on wealthy people who have far too much influence on our politics. “It’s not just that everyone does this. It’s not just that everyone in American politics does this. It’s the fact that everyone, everywhere, throughout all of human history has done this. It’s just the way human societies work”. Clinton just gonna run out the clock on this email thing.


From WSJ, influx of younger, wealthier residents transforms U.S. cities: Educated, relatively high-earning workers are flocking to urban neighborhoods at a rate not seen since at least the 1970s. American cities are booming — for rich young college grads without kids; everybody else is moving to the suburbs (and more). Laura Kusisto on why the great divide is growing between affordable and expensive U.S. cities. Paul Krugman on cities for everyone. White city: The new urban blight is rich people. Can neighborhoods be revitalized without gentrifying them? All cities are trash: Whether it’s New York, Los Angeles, or some foreign metropolis, one truth remains — there is no ideal place left to live. The diverging economies of L.A. and San Francisco: Richard Florida interviews Michael Storper, author of The Rise and Fall of Urban Economies. San Jose is the most forgettable major American city.

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