Reason Papers 36.1 is out

I’m happy to announce that Reason Papers vol. 36, number 1 (July 2014) is now out, and has been uploaded to the RP website. You can access it in one of two ways. This link will take you to a large PDF of the entire 223 page issue. This link will take you to our Archive page, and to PDFs of individual articles.

There’s plenty of good stuff in there, but in light of events in Ferguson, I think our Waco symposium ended up being unexpectedly topical. In a previous post, I asked this question:

As a historical matter, why have the police become so militarized in the United States? As a normative matter, is there any legitimate reason for militarization?

The Waco incident was a watershed in the militarization of police work in the US, and all four of our Waco items end up dealing in some way with the preceding issue.

Here’s the Table of Contents for the issue:

Editorial–Irfan Khawaja and Carrie-Ann Biondi

Symposium: Robert B. Talisse’s Democracy and Moral Conflict
Précis of Democracy and Moral Conflict —Robert B. Talisse
Comments on Talisse’s Democracy and Moral Conflict —Joseph Biehl
The Paradox of Democracy —Chris Herrera
Responses to My Critics —Robert B. Talisse

Symposium: Waco Twenty Years Later
The Contested Legacies of Waco —Irfan Khawaja
The Branch Davidian Stand-Off Twenty Years Later —Michael Barkun
From Razing a Village to Razing the Constitution: A Twenty-Year Retrospective on Waco —Paul H. Blackman and David B. Kopel
Waco: An Incident Superseded —Dick Reavis

Articles
Plato and Aristophanes: Poets of Hope —Anne Mamary
Portrayals of Egoism in Classic Cinema I: Sympathetic Portrayals —Gary James Jason

Review Essays
Review Essay: Eugene Garver’s Aristotle’s Politics: Living Well and Living Together —David J. Riesbeck
Review Essay: Mark D. Friedman’s Nozick’s Libertarian Project: An Elaboration and Defense —Danny Frederick
Review Essay: Al Gini and Alexei Marcoux’s The Ethics of Business: A Concise Introduction —Gary James Jason

Book Reviews
Eric Marcus’s Rational Causation —Bernardo Aguilera
James Swindal’s Action and Existence: The Case for Agent Causation—Frank Scalambrino
Allan Gotthelf and James B. Lennox’s (ed.) Metaethics, Egoism, and Virtue: Studies in Ayn Rand’s Normative Theory —Mark LeBar
Terry Eagleton’s Why Marx Was Right —C. Upendra
Edward W. Younkins’s Flourishing and Happiness in a Free Society: Toward a Synthesis of Aristotelianism, Austrian Economics, and Ayn Rand’s Objectivism —Jared Meyer
Randal O’Toole’s American Nightmare: How Government Undermines the Dream of Homeownership —Eileen Norcross
Gretchen Morgenson and Joshua Rosner’s Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon
—William Thomas
Tom G. Palmer’s (ed.) After the Welfare State —Matt Faherty

Afterword
Randian Egoism: Time to Get High —Irfan Khawaja

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