From Vox, Zack Beauchamp on the myth of a campus free speech crisis. From TNR, how colleges fail young Trump supporters: Students who back the president are afraid to speak up — professors should encourage them to break their silence. Diversity predicaments on the campus: Moral tribalism, free speech, and productive discomfort in a polarised world. Sarah Boon reviews An Inclusive Academy: Achieving Diversity and Excellence by Abigail J. Stewart and Virginia Valian. Nathan J Robinson reviews The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture by Heather Mac Donald. It’s time to decolonize that syllabus.

How “coddled” are American college students, anyway? Jesse Singal reviews The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt. College campuses are far from radical — time to let go of the fantasy of the liberal university. William Egginton on campus culture wars and the future of American community.


Karen J. Alter (Northwestern): The Empire of International Law? Benjamin Bagley (Virginia): (The Varieties of) Love in Contemporary Anglophone Philosophy. Max Read on the decline and fall of the Zuckerberg empire. Easiest fix for Facebook: Break it up. How big a difference does the House Speaker really make? Interpol presidency vote: Russia in surprise loss to South Korea. Why some are obsessed with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s finances. The legal challenge to the acting attorney general’s appointment is a trap. Russia redux: Trump and congressional Republicans are at odds over how to punish Saudi Arabia. The data is clear: Nobody actually fights about politics at Thanksgiving dinner.


From the Guardian, a series on the new populism: An investigation into the rise of a global phenomenon. Political violence, civic space and human rights defence in the era of populism and authoritarianism. Europe Inc. is getting worried about the rise of populism. Russia is co-opting angry young men: Fight clubs, neo-Nazi soccer hooligans, and motorcycle gangs serve as conduits for the Kremlin’s influence operations in Western countries. The Right-wing rot at the heart of the German state: Recent events make clear that extremists have allies deep inside the government. When left-leaning parties support austerity, their voters start to embrace the far Right. The dark European stain: Thomas Meaney on how the far Right rose again. James Jay Carafano on 3 steps to address the growth of European populism.

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