B. Peter Rosendorff (NYU): Globalization and the Erosion of Liberal Democracy. David Singh Grewal (Yale): Three Theses on the Current Crisis of International Liberalism. Amitai Etzioni (GWU): An International Order without Globalism. Right-wing populism can’t fix globalization: How yesterday’s champions of economic nationalism became today’s servants of the global elite. Globalization survived populism once before — and it can again. Brad Delong on when globalization is public enemy number one. “We’re going to see a lot more walls”: Jeet Heer interviews Ian Bremmer, author of Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism.


Caleb Warren (Arizona), Adam Barsky (Melbourne), and A. Peter McGraw (Colorado): Humor, Comedy, and Consumer Behavior. Peter J. Hill (Wheaton): The Ideological Origins of the Rule of Law. Italy illustrates the way to liberal democracy’s demise. Race and royalty: Reverend Michael Curry's sermon added a glowing moral dimension to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. It’s okay to enjoy the royal wedding — constitutional monarchies are great. A comprehensive list of everything Don Jr. doesn’t know about that infamous meeting. Did China just bribe Trump to undermine national security? Kushners accept Qatar-linked bailout after claiming they wouldn’t take money due to conflicts of interest.

The FBI didn’t use an informant to go after Trump — they used one to protect him. After Trump announces demand, DOJ asks IG to review counterintelligence work. Is this just bluster, or the beginnings of the constitutional crisis we’ve all been waiting for?


Andrew Whitehead (Clemson), Landon Schnabel (Indiana) and Samuel Perry (Oklahoma): Gun Control in the Crosshairs: Christian Nationalism and Opposition to Stricter Gun Laws. Gun rights are about keeping white men on top: It shouldn’t surprise us that mass shootings have increased as minorities and women strive for equality. The NRA sees a bleak Hobbesian world — so why does it want to arm individuals with guns? The American terror industry: How the NRA sells guns in America today. After Parkland shooting, NRA posts biggest fundraising haul in nearly 20 years. Heather Souvaine Horn reviews Empire of Guns: The Violent Making of the Industrial Revolution by Priya Satia.

Eric Ruben (NYU) and Joseph Blocher (Duke): From Theory to Doctrine: An Empirical Analysis of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms after Heller. Do high rates of gun ownership protect democracies? Data points to a resounding no. Young people keep marching after Parkland, this time to register to vote. The redemption of the victims of Sandy Hook: Activists’ persistence after the 2012 gun massacre has helped sustain the Parkland movement.

Santa Fe High School had a shooting plan, armed officers and practice — ten people still died. Within hours of massacre, Fox News calls for arming literally “anyone”. Matthew Walther on how America normalized the murder of schoolchildren. Teen dating violence is an indicator of gun violence. Okay, now I actually do want to take your guns.

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