From Public Reason, a special issue on Methods in Normative Political Theory/Philosophy. Dorota Pietrzyk-Reeves (Jagiellonian): Normative Political Theory. Mark J Lutz (UNLV): The Confrontation between Classical Political Philosophy and the Gods of the City. Michael Frazer (East Anglia): The Ethics of Interpretation in Political Theory and Intellectual History. From Contemporary Political Theory, a symposium on Creolizing Political Theory: Reading Rousseau Through Fanon by Jane Anna Gordon. Mathias Thaler (Edinburgh): Unhinged Frames: Assessing Thought Experiments in Normative Political Theory. Demetris Tillyris reviews Flattery and the History of Political Thought: That Glib and Oily Art by Daniel J. Kapust. Corey Robin: “What can political theory tell us about Trump? Probably not much”.

Mark R. Reiff (UC-Davis): Twenty-One Statements about Political Philosophy: An Introduction and Commentary on the State of the Profession. Katherine A Gordy (SFSU): Marxian Interpretations of Political Theory: Locating a Tradition. Joshua Foa Dienstag (UCLA): The Example of History and the History of Examples in Political Theory. Tariq Modood (Bristol) and Simon Thompson (UWE Bristol): Revisiting Contextualism in Political Theory: Putting Principles into Context. Raffaella Baritono interviews Michael Freeden on the contemporary role of political theory. Great books in a digital age: James Poulos on political philosophy, the discipline best suited for wrestling with today’s crisis of institutional criticism. Chinese universities told to reduce class sizes for ideological and political theory courses. You can download Feminist Political Theory: An Introduction by Valerie Bryson (2003).


Jonathan Schulz and Joseph Henrich (Harvard), Duman Bahrami-Rad (SFU), and Jonathan Beauchamp (Toronto): The Origins of WEIRD Psychology. Renaming Macedonia in the age of nationalism. Popular feminism: Sarah Banet-Weiser on feminist flashpoints. GOP insiders can’t figure out why Nikki Haley resigned. The forces of evil are getting bolder — we can’t let them win. Federico Freitas on the Brazilian nostalgia for dictatorship. This is actually, without exaggeration, without sloganeering, how fascism happens. How Americans described evil before Hitler: Commentators compared the Nazi leader to Napoleon, Philip of Macedon, and Nebuchadnezzar. Justine Bateman on what it’s like when everybody loves you, and what it’s like when they turn on you.

Here’s what’s really wrong with the Supreme Court: It’s too damn powerful. It’s time to go to war with the Supreme Court — here’s how. Court-packing is necessary to save democracy. There’s a silver lining to Brett Kavanaugh joining the Supreme Court. Naomi Klein on Donald Trump, Brett Kavanaugh, and the rule of pampered princelings. After selling off his father’s properties, Trump embraced unorthodox strategies to expand his empire. “This guy doesn’t know anything”: Michael Lewis on the inside story of Trump’s shambolic transition team. Anne Helen Petersen on why no scandal has stuck to Trump.


Progressives in Congress are creating a new institution to try and steer policy into 2020. Why can’t Democrats get angry? Our misogynistic society has trapped them in the same corner that it’s put women. Should Democrats rally the base or target swing voters? Maybe dumbing it down is good politics. Three lessons for winning in November and beyond: What union organizers can teach Democrats. Democrats are rolling in cash — will it matter? Fox’s midterm engagement strategy is telling its viewers that Democrats are coming to kill them. Will the Democrats wake up before 2020? They have no unifying leader and no clear message — yet.

The resistance to Donald Trump is not what you think. We are not the resistance: Donald Trump is the one who is pushing back against the new nation that’s struggling to be born.

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