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[Sep 30] From Germany, on preserving part of the Berlin Wall. From South Africa, why Biko's legacy must not be sold out. From Venezuela, US Ambassador says it's not a crime to assassinate a president. Two philosophers debate modern twists on an age-old issue. "I can't say 'you should be Baha'i because it's the truth.' That's dumb." Why the church - state wall is a myth, and why leftists hate Bush. Once in political office, how do generals, actors, athletes and CEOs fare? Microsoft's Nathan Myhrvold may turn out to be the Thomas Edison of his generation. A new deck of cards emerges in France, where it's easier to find a philosopher than a plumber. How do you win power at the office? Read a 500-year old book. Take advantage of a crash course in philosophy. Margaret Snyder is "not a political scientist" (and it shows). And "show and tell" is not what it used to be

[Sep 29] International News: From the USA, CIA seeks probe of White House over leaks. From Bangladesh, no troops will be sent to Iraq. From Afghanistan, a draft constitution seeks balance. From the Philippines, on fomenting a new qualification for a winning candidate. From Brussels, an extraordinary tale has been doing the rounds. From Nigeria, democracy is just like a large army marching with an empty stomach. From Taiwan, recognizing nativized culture must be all - encompassing. From Brazil, a look at the Zero Hunger program. From Qatar, how Social Darwinism is resurrected in the neo-con philosophy of international relations. From Switzerland, a conference on ethnic conflict and federalism. From Vatican City, on the pope as a lame duck (and on succession). And you can see the whole world in one NYC borough

[Weekend Special] Recent articles on Slate: You can access their Campaign 2004 Field Guide all in one page. William Saletan on the perversion of the war on terror, and on lies and the lying liars who attribute them to the other party (and part 2). Fred Kaplan on Bush's miscalculations over a historic opportunity, and on the military's bloated budget. Timothy Noah on the coming war between neocons and supply-siders over Iraq, on repealing all of Bush's tax cuts, and on K Street as lousy epistemology. How four magazines you've probably never read help determine what books you buy. Make sure to check out their eBooks page, and what's the deal with NPR? And Michael Kinsley: "Take your money, Mr. President, but at least say you're sorry"

[Sep 26] From the Czech Republic, Vaclav Klaus knows he has not won every political battle. From South Korea, a philosophy professor cannot leave the country. From Zambia, on the impact of child defilement on society. On Jacques Maritain and a Christian response to political humanism. U.S. again leads world in international weapons sales. On the celebration of the 13th Annual World Peace Festival. Thomas Friedman on the connection between terrorism and trade. Are the new enemies of the US of its own making? Obituary: Derek Prince. But if it thinks like a duck, what does that mean? On the perishable talent of Shimon Peres. And are you a neo - conservative? Take a quiz

[Sep 25] From the Middle East, Arabs criticize Bush's UN speech. From the United Arab Emirates, all James Wolfensohn says is give everyone a chance, since the world is out of balance. From Pakistan, on exogenous and endogenous norms in constitutional reform. On French secularism as a problem, not a solution. New Orleans celebrates 'Banned Books Week'. From Penn, Tel Aviv's Tova Rosen gives a talk on sexual politics. Obituary: Patrick Wilson, 'philosopher of information'. Why Truth (with a capital “T”) is nothing more and nothing less than the Word and the Will of God, and Bill Federer on three secular reasons why the US should be under God. And on ways of relaxing and learning a language in the sun before the winter chill sets in

[Sep 24] From Guinea - Bissau, businessman replaces philosopher as president. From India, on the need to define a desirable standard of living. From Australia, on evidence of systematic failures within the whole live animal export program. This man is to presidential elections what fungus is to the damp side of a rock. Deepak Lal on why Bush is still slated to win the elections. A look at South America's emerging role. On the importance of the thought of "Three Represents", the Marxism for contemporary China. From Cornell, this ain't your mother's Catholic parish. President Bush: "The most objective sources I have are people on my staff who tell me what's happening in the world." And the most popular rooms at the Library Hotel are Erotic Literature (800.001) and Love (1100.006)

[Sep 23] From Latvia, saying "yes" to the European Union (and an analysis). From Nepal, on a Thai "bikini killer" who enjoys Nietzsche and Jung. The Free State Project is (almost) on its way. On why the connection between suicide terrorism and Islamic fundamentalism is wrongheaded. Obituary: Emil Fackenheim. E. J. Dionne, Jr. on amateurs in politics (and a discussion). Duke President Nannerl O. Keohane on Montaigne and the "back room" of the mind. How the far Left will once again seek to con tens of thousands of Irish people. Why Elizabeth Turrill Bentley never received the notoriety she deserves. And a Rhode Island artist creates an artful new exchange

[Sep 22] From Nigeria, if not Obasanjo, who else? From Nepal, why all constitutional forces should come together. A New York Times editorial: "It will do no good to reform companies' behavior if people remain leery about the integrity of the marketplace". Wesley Clark is off to a fast start (and some clues why). Law schools sue the Department of Defense. A book on "the meta question. The eternal existential conundrum." An interview with Jesus Villagrasa, author of Globalization: A Better World? From Southern University, on a dose of reverse racism. A critique of Roger Scruton's Orientalism. From California, why you can't manufacture a candidate. On a historical novel about trying to organize all of human knowledge. And it took a while for Judith Harrington to realize that in Oregon hunting meant shooting

[Weekend Special] From Princeton University Press, an essay by William Connolly, "Democracy and Vision", in Democracy and Vision: Sheldon Wolin and the Vicissitudes of the Political. Timothy W. Luke (Virginia Tech): Nationality and Sovereignty in the New World Order. From Idea: A Journal of Social Issues, an article on autocratic power. From the Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies, Aziz al-Azmeh (CEU): Postmodern Obscurantism and 'The Muslim Question', and a student essay on The 'Secularization' of Ethics: Questioning the Modern Virtues. A book by Anne Nicol Gaylor, Abortion is a Blessing is out of print, but online. A look at how George W. Bush got bounced from The Carlyle Group's Board of Directors. And AskMen.com reveals the Top 10 dating double standards (and part 2)

[Sep 19] From Eastern Europe, surprise apologies go around the former Yugoslavia, and Moldova and Transdnestr dial up a phone war.  Why looking for a philosophy of life is like buying a used car. Is there a genetic basis to fairness? The Young America's Foundation compiles a list of "extremely biased leftist courses". On slouching towards Europe: "What has gone wrong?" Tony Marx becomes president of Amherst College. "Remember when free-thinking progressives looked to science and hidebound believers relied on doctrine?" Howard Zinn on an occupied country. The New Testament gets a "sassy" teen fashion-mag makeover. And you thought Britney was scary. And she's blonde, 99 pounds, and vocally brash.  Who is she?

[Sep 18] From Kenya, more on the murder of a political scientist. From Singapore, a radio show on Soren Kierkegaard. From Spain, Judge Garzón charges 35 people for World Trade Center attacks. Bruce Ackerman on the California recall. George Lakoff on Bush's betrayal of trust. Obituaries: Pierre Vilar, and more on Donald Davidson.  More on Colorado's plan to find ideological balance in college classrooms. Is General Clark presidential material? Critics from the Left and from the Right. On showing how philosophy can benefit children. In design, it's hip to be square. Since real men vote Republican and have faulty memories, women will have to save the world--they are smarter and make better leaders. And what are the 78 differences between women and men?

[Sep 17] From Singapore, some thoughts from Lee Kuan Yew. From Macedonia, on the Battle of Srem, the controversy that won't die. On generals and the presidency (and a short bio of Wesley Clark). If you didn't know it, Sept. 12 marked the first world "Inter - dependence Day". On postponing the California recall: "This is definitely a left-wing conspiracy". Why do liberals take it out on Jesus Christ? Two cents' worth of opinion on the global economy in transition. "John, you always have such a negative slant on things. Can't you be more positive?" And though you missed this conference, we're sure you would like to get a copy of the proceedings

[Sep 16] From Singapore, on the safe route of censorship. From Saudi Arabia, on conservatives suddenly turning into 'modernists'. From Kenya, on the killing of an academic. More on HBO's K Street. A new world war? Some say it's already here. On fearing those who kill in the name of God. Suicide is a lot like leaving a theatre in the middle of a movie. The debate over the Berkeley study on conservatives reaches Australia. On education: How teachers can stop cheaters; undergrad research is going mainstream; on the joys of learning Greek; bolstering international studies at the Wilson School in Princeton; another lesson in goofy politics; and the Denver Post on absurdity in higher ed (and David Horowitz chimes in). On answering the question: Who has bought the American government? Is it the Zionists or the Saudis? And on dressing up Jesus in a red suit to promote Christmas

[Sep 30] From Open Democracy, Caspar Anderson exclaims "Globalise this!" Does Muslim society preach morality and tolerance? Did the Islam of Spain? Why meat - eating encourages male dominance. Does the alpha female exist? A review of Crowded Lives. On the moral development of George W. Bush. Novelist Jonathan Franzen goes slumming. When people commit financial sins, pros are poised to strike. Jonathan Schell on political support for military success. If you want to change the direction of America you have to change our grand strategy. Are kids today turning conservative? Reason's Julian Sanchez finds out. From TCS, more on the "New Utopians".  Is a blog still a blog if someone else edits it? And from Cornell, the catholic community is hijacked by a Marxist, and from UCLA, Arnold thinks that voters are sluts

[Sep 29] Clyde Prestowitz: "Even traditional conservatives outraged by radicalism of the right". Nicholas Kristof celebrates the evangelical push into Africa, and Peter Steinfelds writes on systematic soul - searching. A conversation with Terry Eagleton, the man who 'sexed up' literary theory. Who is the man behind the war on liberals? It is not too soon for progressives to ponder, "what would we do without the Internet?" An interview with Emmanuel Todd. Todd Gitlin and Jay Rosen on the press and John Ashcroft, and Paul Waldman on why the media don't call it as they see it. An interview with John Smart, nanotechnologist. Geneticists report finding Central Asian link to Levites. A novelist writes a 3,000-page meditation on the ethics of violence. And a history of Iraq war, told entirely in lies (and part 2)

[Weekend Special] On Catholic Politics: Jeffrey Rosen on how to reignite the culture wars. A review of A People Adrift and The Coming Catholic Church pdf. Reason on false confessions about the "New Anti - Catholicism". Two reviews of John McGreevey's Catholicism and American Freedom: A History. The Nation reviews McGreevey's book and Philip Jenkins' The New Anti - Catholicism. From Remnant, on the religion of humanity and the overthrow of Catholicism, and if you were planning to produce a film about the “Holocaust,” would you allow an avowed “Holocaust-denier” to have any input into the script? And an article on a history of Protestant dispensational approaches to Christian Zionism, and on the myth of a Judeo-Christian tradition

[Sep 26] Edward Said is dead, with obituaries from the NYT and the Telegraph. From Counterpunch, an excerpt from The Politics of Anti - Semitism, and Wolfowitz shows up at the New School. The Bradley Foundation establishes an alternative to the McArthur Foundation's "Genius Awards". An interview with The Nation's David Corn, and Victor Navasky does a double take. From Democracy Now!, a debate between Alan Dershowitz and Norman Finkelstein. The American Eugenics Society is dead, but as any good eugenicist will tell you, offspring are all that really matter. And from The Inquirer, Google hunts down "President Bush is demonstrating genuine leadership" (and a follow-up)

[Sep 25] A review of Paul Krugman's The Great Unraveling. A new book says God is the greatest dicovery of modern science. From Salon, an interview with Tammy Faye, and an excerpt from Bushwacked: Life in George W. Bush's America, by Molly Ivins and Lou Dubose. John Derbyshire on the demonization of Henry Kissinger. WSJ's Claudia Rosett on the language of diplomacy and war. From UPI, an article on how investment banks make money. A review of Nietzsche's Sister and the Will to Power: A Biography of Elisabeth Förster - Nietzsche, and a review of Neighbours from Hell: The Politics of Behaviour. Japan's Junichiro Koizumi holds on to power.  Now what? And why Microsoft's move to close chatrooms is more about profit than pedophilia

[Sep 24] On Juan José López, a political scientist at UIC, and his book, Democracy Delayed: The Case of Castro's Cuba. A new Columbia journal will include exemplary student essays written for Core classes.  Sanford Levinson: "The Constitution's structure is deeply dysfunctional". From The Globalist, how 'Monopoly' was used to show the benefits of socialism. Why being pro - environment, kind of like being pro-family, is a good way to score political points. AIM publishes it latest news report. A visit with Lewis of Arabia, America's greatest Middle East sage. On San Francisco Giants manager Dusty Baker as a philosopher, and on the UN Party vs. the US Party. From Butterflies and Wheels, on the plant protection racket, and are all religions identical? And an interview with Laura Mulvey

[Sep 23]
From The Chronicle of Higher Education, Nancy Bermeo on the lessons from lost democracies (and Lisa Anderson on the global reach of American social science $). On Elena Kagan, the new Harvard Law School Dean. The Economist on why the WTO talks in Cancun fell apart. A review of Bill Clinton: An American Journey. Leon Wieseltier: "Why is the secular and liberal exploitation of tragedy more honorable than the religious and conservative exploitation of tragedy?" On Andre Glucksmann and anti - Americanism in Europe.  An in - depth investigation into UK's education system. Jiri Pehe on slouching towards Europe. And on saving the lab from "patriotic correctness"

[Sep 22] A letter to the International Socialist Tendency. How Lula and other "radical pragmatists" are changing political theory. The LRB on the dark side of American liberalism. Roger Scruton on the importance of Donald Davidson. From The Guardian, an extract from Terry Eagleton's After Theory, a review of books on the politics of food, and a profile of Paul Krugman (and a concession, sort of). Why the tale about the boy who cried wolf is of particular relevance to scientists. From Open Democracy, a response to Gitlin and Monbiot, and on celebrating Interdependence Day (and a website). Oprah Winfrey and David Horowitz: Joined at the hip? Cicero and Santayana understood what a fine pedagogue history is. More on Steven Pinker's The Blank Slate. And a debate between Johan Norberg and Robert Kuttner on globalization and world capitalism

[Weekend Special] From Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy, Rafael Reuveny (Indiana): Economic Openness as a Goal? The Bigger Picture for the Global System and The Trade and Conflict Debate: A Survey of Theory, Evidence and Future Research; Solomon Polachek (SUNY - Binghamton): Conflict and Trade: An Economics Approach to Political International Interactions; Ravi Kanbur (Cornell): Economic Policy, Distribution and Poverty: The Nature of Disagreements; Urs Luterbacher (GIIS): Property Rights, State Structures and International Cooperation; Sheldon Levy (Wayne State): Psychology and the study of inter - group conflict; Gavan Duffy (Syracuse): Language Analysis for Peace Science; and essays by Kenneth Arrow, Amartya Sen, and Wassily Leontief pdf

[Sep 19] From The Atlantic, a primer on how to run for president, a review of The Commercialization of Intimate Life, and is torture sometimes a necessary evil? Is the US an empire in denial? A lecture by Niall Ferguson. TCS on science, politics, and the new utopians. Should there be an Academic Bill of Rights? A debate on the right (and a response). Jared Diamond on trade and culture in the ancient world. Accuracy in Media on the epic political struggle that is taking place in the US. Christina Hoff Summers: "All societies confront the problem of civilizing their children, particularly the male ones." University of Chicago's Jacob Levy on "those lucky duckies". How libraries are cutting off access to scientific literature. And an article on reconciling our desire for comfortable domesticity and hot sex

[Sep 18] The Economist on reforming the United Nations and on the WTO summit. A review of Who Owns Native Culture? Walter Mosley as a Socrates of the streets. Who killed the boom? Krugman and Stiglitz make their cases (and more on US economic folly). On reexamining the agony of the middle class. Llewellyn Rockwell, Jr. on libertarian principles.  How one professor fights back against the PC establishment.  A review of Richard Posner's latest, Law, Pragmatism and Democracy. From The Globalist, what is the EU?, and a short history of the neo - cons (who are not part of a  Jewish conspiracy). Richard Sennett on the virtues and dangers of patriotism. What's the worst job in science? (Hint: It involves "olfactory overload") And read about the top 25 censored media stories of 2002 - 2003

[Sep 17] A review of Later Derrida: Reading the Recent Work.  Why governments are mafias, and war is their racket. "What's the world coming to? I think it just may be coming to its senses". Chalmers Johnson on the scourge of militarism. Washington Post's Richard Morin on a law of unintended consequences regarding the 1991 Civil Rights Act (and a discussion). Under a tree in Porto Alegre: democracy in its most radical sense. Do you know which element has contributed most to modern living? And find out how the "Congressional Report Cards" can help you evaluate members of the United States Congress

[Sep 16] World magazine interviews John Ashcroft: "Defense of liberty is not evil". Paul Krugman on the tax-cut con. A review essay on books about the gendered politics of work. Mount Holyoke to re - create historic WWII symposia. Julian Baggini on a Bad Move: playing the rights card. David Aaronovitch: "Democracies need politicians and yet..." Grover Norquist warns, "Don't even think about raising taxes". This is not an essay on political art.  George Monbiot writes a series on trade (part 2 and part 3). Peter Hitchens reviews of Imperial America. Some advice on how to read a newspaper. Time magazine on what makes Bush haters so mad, and 10 questions for Madeleine Albright. Stuart Taylor tells the Supreme Court what to do about campaign finance reform. The New Statesman on global social democracy, and on private property and the commons. And The Weekly Standard comes out against a united Europe


[Sep 30] Seyla Benhabib (Yale): The Right to Have Rights in Contemporary Europe pdf. Meike Schmidt - Gleim (AAS) and Mieke Verloo (Nijmegen): One More Feminist Manifesto of the Political pdf. A new issue of the Mises Review is out, with articles on Robert Nozick, Susan Hurley and Jean Bethke Elshtain. On understanding the economic burden of scholarly publishing. Louis Menand on the nightmare of citation. Anarchist U (yes, that's its real name) offers a free alternative. From The Guardian, Simon Schama reviews Roy Porter's Flesh in the Age of Reason, on finding Atlantis, and why feeling tired when you get up in the morning is like feeling dirty when you get out of a shower. And an online book: About violence and democracy: In search for an alternative to democracy, by Joost van Steenis

[Sep 29] A review of Bernard Williams' Truth and Truthfulness: An Essay in Genealogy. From The Harvard Political Review (registration required), how conservative students make full use of a powerful weapon, how the personal is very often political for college students, and "perhaps things are changing for the better, but one swallow doesn't make a summer". Welcome to the brave new world of academia, where conservative students keep their views in the closet. Bill Bennett meets John Rawls and Milton Friedman, author of "Free to Choose," isn't sure about free will. From Open Democracy, Grahame Thompson responds to George Monbiot. A review of A History of Celibacy. And check out an online book: Enforceable Rights: A Libertarian Theory of Justice, by Roy Halliday

[Weekend Special] Obituaries: A week after protesting an award given to Silvio Berlusconi, Franco Modigliani dies, as reported by Boston Globe, Financial Times, New York Times, Reuters, and Washington Post. And more on Said, by Tanweer Akram, Kofi Annan, Arab News, Mustafa Barghouthi, Omar Barghouti, CBC, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Alexander Cockburn, Columbia Daily Spectator, Dar al hayat, Electronic Intifada (and more), Robert Fisk, Haaretz, Christopher HitchensIslam Online, George Naggiar, NPR, Palestinian National Initiative, PLO/Wafa, Ahdaf Soueif, and Mickey Z. From Democracy Now!, Said in his own words. And a purple patch

[Sep 26] More News and Commentary: Donald Rumsfeld on going beyond 'nation - building'. Thailand has become a prime hide-out for Islamic terrorists. Purdue philosophy professor Don Mitchell doesn’t like elevator music and he is a fan of the Guns N' Roses song "November Rain." William Rusher on starting a Caucasian Club at a high school. Hebrew College's program trains a new generation of leaders. Michael Lewis: All politics are loco in California. If it's skop, skiet en donner that holds your attention, this is probably not the book for you. An editorial: Alabama flunks Ethics 101. And would Sartre and de Beauvoir have enjoyed Starbucks' caffe latte?

[Sep 25] Claus Offe (Humboldt): The Democratic Welfare State. From The Socionomics Institute, on The Waves of Life: "You may not have as much free will as you think". A review of Apprehension: Reason in the Absence of Rules. From Liberal Education, an article on the geoethics of citizenship. From Renewal, an article on citizenship, consumerism and the public realm. A conversation with Vartan Gregorian, president of Carnegie Corporation of New York. And on religion and academia: From Christianity Today, Christians in graduate school and religion in the university; from Insight on the News, on educating gentlemen; and from Killing the Buddha, on being black at Bob Jones U (part 2 and part 3)

[Sep 24] Steven Smith (Yale): An Exemplary Life: The Case of Rene Descartes pdf. Klaus Günther (Frankfurt): Legal Pluralism and the Universal Code of Legality: Globalisation as a Problem of Legal Theory pdf. Charles Antaki, Michael Billig, Derek Edwards, Jonathan Potter (Loughborough): Discourse Analysis Means Doing Analysis: A Critique of Six Analytic Shortcomings. A student essay on past and current issues in critical human geography. A review of The Importance of Being Understood: Folk Psychology as Ethics. From the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, the entries for liberalism and communitarianism. And a new issue of Bad Subjects is out (and a review of Emergent Publics: An Essay on Social Movements and Democracy)

[Sep 23] More news and commentary: A review of Reason and Nature: Essays in the Theory of Rationality. HNN on historians in the hot seat. From New Democrats Online, on capitalism and democracy, why the 'Bush - Hate' debate is dumb, and a declaration. How literary critics-- doubtless the snootiest pretenders --make themselves feel less snobbish. Jim Holt, Slate's "egghead", on Jean - Paul Sartre. How business is imposing virtual slavery in the developing world - and only we, the consumers, can stop it. A look at the Weathermen. And on Howard Dean as a bigot, Laura Ingraham, and Rep. Joseph Pitts: "The NIH is funding what?"

[Sep 22] From Philosophy Now, on divination, and on the remainder of life. A conversation with Jean Bethke Elshtain, and on economics and the secular faith in progress. Larry Summers wants Harvard to start making sense. From Metapsychology, a review of Amartya Sen's Rationality and Freedom; a review of Quine and Davidson on Language, Thought and Reality; a review of Steven Goldberg's Fads and Fallacies in the Social Sciences; review of Philosophy of Body; a review of Whose America? Culture Wars in the Public Schools; a review of Phantom in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind; a review of Imagine There's No Woman: Ethics and Sublimation; and a review of The Imagery Debate. And a survey of the benefits of economic freedom

[Weekend Special] From The American Journal of Economics and Sociology, a special issue on John Searle, with an introduction, and articles on (1) Searle, rationality, and social reality, (2) Searle and collective intentionality, (3) Rationality - in - relations, (4) Searle's Foole: how a constructionist account of society cannot substitute for a causal one, (5) Collective acceptance, social institutions, and social reality, (6) Can collective intentionality be individualized?, (7) The new role of the constitutive rule, (8) Collective intentions and collective intentionality, (9) Searle's monadological construction of social reality, (10) Explaining collective intentionality, (11) The social ontology of virtual environments, and (12) an exchange

[Sep 19] From the Citizenship Studies Symposium at York University (January 03), Melanie White (York): Liberal Dispositions: Character and Good Citizenship; Peter Nyers (Toronto): Forms of cosmopolitan dissent; and a student paper on Citizenship unto death: Schmitt and the privileges of enmity pdf. From The Green Bag: An Entertaining Journal of Law, Thomas Nachbar (Virginia): Constructing Copyright's Mythology, and attorney Kevin Underhill: If Great Literary Works Had Been Written by Lawyers (and part 2) pdf. From Columbia's student-run Journal of International Affairs, on the shadow economy, and on the rise and decline of rogue states pdf. And a review of Gender in the Mirror: Cultural Imagery and Women's Agency

[Sep 18] From Theory & Science, Jason L. Powell (Salford) and Harry R. Moody (Hunter): The Challenge of Modernity: Habermas and Critical Theory; Daniel J. Denis (York): Alternatives to Null Hypothesis Significance Testing; and Timothy McGettigan (CSU - Pueblo): The Big Fib: Democratic Ideals in an Unprincipled World. A review of Philosophical Foundations of Neuroscience. Joe Milutis (South Carolina): Making the World Safe for Fashionable Philosophy. A review of The Cloaking of Power: Montesquieu, Blackstone, and the Rise of Judicial Activism and a review of Law's Dream of a Common Knowledge.  And Socrates explains why he didn't escape into exile after being sentenced to death

[Sep 17] From Illinois State's Critique, Ryan Patrick Canney (Illinois State): The Dialectic Today: Critically Interrogating the Socratic Method for Contemporary Use; Ilya Winham (Macalester): Democratic One - dimensionality and the Curse of Consumption; and Jason Gainous (Florida): Is There a "Woman's Perspective"? An Exploration of Gender Differences Along Republican and Conservative Lines pdf. And from Reconstruction, a review of Susan Buck - Morss' Dreamworld and Catastrophe: The Passing of Mass Utopia in East and West; and a review of Marx for a Post - Communist Era: On Poverty, Corruption, and Banality

[Sep 16] Rajan Menon (Lehigh): The End of Alliances. From the Journal of Libertarian Studies, a symposium on "Chicago versus the Free Market", with an introduction, and articles on Milton Friedman, George Stigler, Ronald Coase and Gary Becker, and Douglass North pdf. From History Today, a survey of the growth of  environmental history; on history and national identity in the classroom; and social Darwinism revisited. A review of What is an Emotion? Classic and Contemporary Readings. Linda Martín Alcoff reviews of The Emergence of Sexuality: Historical Epistemology and the Formation of Concepts. And purple patches on Stoic meditations, fundamentalism, first and second natural laws, toleration, Orientalism and culture and imperialism, universality and equilibrium, Islamic Liberalism, European Liberalism, the search for the present, and human progress