Saad Anis (Western Ontario): On the Role of Mathematics in Scientific Representation. Sam Baron Western Australia), Mark Colyvan (Sydney), and David Ripley (UConn): How Mathematics Can Make a Difference. Mathematicians measure infinities and find they’re equal. Oliver Roeder on how math has no god particle. The first chapter from Ten Great Ideas about Chance by Persi Diaconis and Brian Skyrms. Evelyn Lamb on the impossible mathematics of the real world. Dawn Chan on a summer school for mathematicians fed up with gerrymandering. The introduction to Power-Up: Unlocking the Hidden Mathematics in Video Games by Matthew Lane.

Samuel G. B. Johnson (Bath) and Stefan Steinerberger (Yale): The Aesthetic Psychology of Mathematics. Vicky Neale on how mathematics is beautiful (no, really). The first chapter from The Seduction of Curves: The Lines of Beauty That Connect Mathematics, Art, and the Nude by Allan McRobie. The first chapter from The Calculus of Happiness: How a Mathematical Approach to Life Adds Up to Health, Wealth, and Love by Oscar E. Fernandez. Caleb Everett on his book Numbers and the Making of Us: Counting and the Course of Human Cultures.

Mary E. Pilgrim and Thomas Dick on how math education can catch up to the 21st century. Does algebra do more harm than good? Community colleges rethink requirements. Who won the math wars? Nicholas Tampio reviews The New Math: A Political History by Christopher J. Phillips and The Opportunity Equation: Transforming Mathematics and Science Education for Citizenship and the Global Economy.

Liam M O’Brien (Stellenbosch): “With Those Views, You Should Work for the Communist Party of China”: Challenging Western Knowledge Production on China-Africa Relations. Scott J. Shapiro (Yale): The Planning Theory of Law. Carl Ritter on the poverty of cosmopolitan historicism. Paradise tossed: Jessa Crispin reviews The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve by Stephen Greenblatt. The introduction to The Social Origins of Language by Robert M. Seyfarth and Dorothy L. Cheney. Why are more American teenagers than ever suffering from severe anxiety? Troy Senik reviews Republican Like Me: How I Left the Liberal Bubble and Learned to Love the Right by Ken Stern. Floating cities, no longer science fiction, begin to take shape.

“How can I, and others like me, at one and the same time join in a politically effective assault on Trump while remaining true to our admittedly unpopular and contrarian view of America?”

Sujit Choudhry (CCT), Madhav Khosla (Harvard), and Pratap Bhanu Mehta (Ashoka): Locating Indian Constitutionalism. Jaakko Husa (Lapland): Hindu Law: Stateless Law? Licyamma Abraham (SIMS): Hinduism and Its Symbols. Priya Chacko (Adelaide): Marketising Hindutva: The State, Society and Markets in Hindu Nationalism. Radhika Desai on Hindutva and fascism. Modernity, religion, secularism: Tripurdaman Singh on why accepting India’s Hindu fundamentals will help the secular project. Scott R. Stroud (Texas): Pragmatism and the Pursuit of Social Justice in India: Ambedkar and the Rhetoric of Religious Reorientation. Girish Shahane on how Vivekananda laid the foundation for India’s politics of sectarianism.

Indian liberals must die: Raghu Karnad on Gauri Lankesh and the vernacular Indian Left. Narendra Modi is pretty impressive, says Francis Fukuyama. Neera Chandhoke on why Nehru matters more than ever.