From the Oxford Handbook of the Radical Right, Manuela Caiani and Donatella della Porta (SNS): The Radical Right as Social Movement Organizations; Herbert Kitschelt (Duke): Party Systems and Radical Right-Wing Parties; and Roger Eatwell (Bath): Charisma and the Radical Right. Women’s “shocking” participation in far-right politics has received much media attention — but is this a new trend, or have we been here before? In Europe, right-wing parties are offering bigger handouts than traditional ones — and that is part of the secret of their electoral success. Aaron Robertson on the Lega and the myth of the Celtic origins of northern Italy. A prominent member of Germany’s far-right anti-Islam party just converted to Islam: Actually spending time with Muslim immigrants seems to have changed Arthur Wagner’s view of Islam.


Samuel Murray (Notre Dame), Elise Murray (Tufts), and Greg Stewart, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, and Felipe De Brigard (Duke): Responsibility for Forgetting (“In this paper, we focus on whether and to what extent we judge that people are responsible for the consequences of their forgetfulness”). The case for literary criticism beyond gender: An excerpt from How to Suppress Women’s Writing by Joanna Russ. Matthew Hiscock on Sophoclean suicide. Paul Stronski on Armenia’s democratic triumph. What happened to Alan Dershowitz? The renowned lawyer is one of Trump’s most prominent defenders, to the dismay of liberals. Did Donald Trump Jr. admit to violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act? The right to vote just suffered one of its worst losses of the Trump era.


Seeing human history through the eyes of other animals: David Roberts interviews on Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History. Unnatural selection: Colin Dickey reviews Bring Back the King: The New Science of De-Extinction by Helen Pilcher and Imagining Extinction The Cultural Meanings of Endangered Species by Ursula K. Heise. Why the high-tech plan to bring back the northern white rhino matters. It’s a mistake to focus just on animal extinctions: Population declines tell a much scarier story. Humans are creating new species despite killing off so many: Ferris Jabr interviews Chris Thomas, author of Inheritors of the Earth: How Nature Is Thriving in an Age of Extinction.

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