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[May 31] American Gothic: Do Americans have to go to France to learn to be Americans? California looks ahead, and doesn't like what it sees.  If Muslims called Allah 'God,' would the U.S. be more respectful? Dennis Prager on what explains in large measure the great culture war in the United States. What has happened to the art of political compromise? Or does the US suffer from an excess in civility? Do desperate housewives make better neighbors? A look at what Laura Bush tells us about First Ladies. Ever since America's first women's prison opened nearly 200 years ago, debate has raged over how to treat female inmates. A review of Without Apology: Girls, Women, and the Desire to Fight. More on books about female orgasms. From New York, Andrea Dworkin married a gay man and spent three decades fighting hypersexualized America. She lost; and schadenfreudian New York media arbiters are inclined to declare this ingenue so over, a virgin and a whore. And an excerpt from Freaks Talk Back: Tabloid Talk Shows and Sexual Nonconformity

[May 30] From Germany, Schröder gambles his political future on a snap general election (and more), and a review of A Mighty Fortress: A New History of the German People. From Ukraine, the orange revolution was not a spontaneous event. From the Philippines, on a story of pop, mimicry, globalization and one extremely ambitious manager. A review of Irresistible Empire. A review of Ripped and Torn: Levi's, Latin America and the Blue Jean Dream. A review of Hot Property: The Stealing of ideas in an Age of Globalization. A review of Al-Jazeera: How Arab TV News Challenged the World. And Will Kymlicka reviews The Collapse of Globalism

[Weekend 2e] From Argentina, President Kirchner has led the country from economic collapse to mini-boom. But is his achievement miracle or mirage? From Chile, was Salvador Allende a racist? An article on Washington and the Chavez Question. Wise up, stupid party: How British Conservatism can come out of the cold. A look at the life and work of James Watt, the tragic genius who helped forge modern Britain. Beate Sirota Gordon fights to protect her gift to Japanese women. The evidence confirming Newsweek's Quran reporting brings the focus onto the White House's efforts to undermine independent media. And "it was a lie to cover their image": Why Pat Tillman's parents are no longer silent (and more)

[Weekend] News from around the world: Paul Virilio on why the practice of holding a referendum on a subject like the European constitution is suicidal (and more), and here's a EU referendum cheat sheet. Can Europe do away with nationalism? From Italy, a party with a funny name breaks ranks, and dashes hopes. From South Korea, Baudrillard the Photographer: Renowned philosopher exhibits works. From Russia, an article on the great lies of the American free press. From Think Tank, a discussion on Russia: Democracy or Dictatorship? From Asia Times, an article on remaking Central Asia. Ian Buruma on Japan, a sorry state. And on why Oxfam is failing Africa (and more)

[May 27] From Sri Lanka, an essay on the concept of power sharing and the legitimacy of the state. From The Guardian, is it possible to salvage the EU dream? Key thinkers from both sides debate (and part 2), and more from New Statesman. Paul Starr and Robert Kuttner celebrate 15 years of The American Prospect. The postmodern fog has begun to lift: In an era of uncertainty, reality makes a comeback. A review of books on athletes who helped shape our times. The Economist introduces a new publication, Intelligent Life. From BBC Magazine, here's a step-by-step guide to charisma. And The Village Voice takes a look at the History of the Bohemian Fashion World

[May 26] From Pakistan, on the nonsense about the ‘inherent wisdom of the common man’. Christopher Hitchens on the violent response to the report of "Quranic abuse". An article on Jewry in the era of globalization. A tale of two social democrats: Blair and Schröder. Would Americans like to work as little as Europeans? What's stopping them? Brad DeLong on the inadequacy of the neo-Marshallian toolkit that we have built to explain our world. Link to Jack Abramoff brings scrutiny to Grover Norquist. Here's a modern take on old-fashioned politeness. And in case you missed its obituary, the joke died recently after a long illness

[May 25] On how the world is not changing as fast as it was in even the recent past. Wagering on reason: A website tries to replace the crystal ball with hard science. From Salon, a look at the future of reproductive sex. An op-ed on genomics and universal health care. Popular Mechanics called it tinkering. Today it's called hacking. A review of books on the wired revolution. Why Silicon Valley isn't libertarian in the way most think. Google is doing business with a communist China notorious for internet censorship, but the Communist Party might not survive a death by a thousand blogs. And are bloggers setting the agenda? It depends on the scandal

[May 24] American politics and history: From The New York Times Magazine, a cover story on Rick Santorum. Jeffrey Rosen on the Senate's point of no return. Bruce Ackerman on Cheney's betrayal. As conservatives move to consolidate their hold on the courts, liberals and progressives look ahead.  Stephen Taylor reviews the Rehnquist Court. In Washington, twilight of the lawyer-Gods is taking place. More on Wall Street: A Cultural History. More and more and more and more on 1776. A review of Michael Lind's What Lincoln Believed. And a review of books on the confederacy

[May 23] A look at the release of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, and on how protecting biodiversity may clash with the pursuit of MDGs. Hey, remember when climate change was a swell idea? Is “eco - terrorism” the No. 1 domestic terrorism threat facing the US?  Todd Gitlin on recent trends in American politics. To everything there is a season. There is a time for the Politics of No. Here are some reasons why Bush should be considered the Worst President Ever (so it wasn't Ronald Reagan?). Writer Keith Thompson on why he's leaving the American cultural left. And David Horowitz wages his life on Pascal

[Weekend 2e] Perspectives from the Left: From TAP, why liberals need to remember their first principles, rebuild a majority, and connect to a new generation. From Alternet, a debate on how to build a progressive majority in the US, and by blindly attacking people who use the 'N-word', are the P.C. police actually accomplishing anything? From Salon, Juan Cole on the lies that led to war. Seven Oaks interviews Tariq Ali (and part 2). From Political Affairs, on the “ultimate bullshit” which has deformed American politics since the beginnings of the cold war. And from Counterpunch, an interview with Alexander Cockburn, and George Galloway on how he humiliated Norm Coleman (and Christopher Hitchens)

[Weekend] From Sign and Sight, Jean Baudrillard describes the French referendum on the European constitution as a farce and as state terrorism, and here's the open letter from German intellectuals to France originally published in Le Monde. Timothy Garton Ash on who will dare to fill the black holes being left by Russia's long retreat. Irshad Manji on why Muslims don't just grow up. From India, Deepak Lal on how the Soft Left is the enemy of the poor. From Malaysia, Shamsul Amri Baharuddin takes to books such as Capitalism and Modern Social Theory by Anthony Giddens like ducks to water. And from Great Britain, why only the notion of respectability will see off the yobs

[May 20] From CJR, what 60 Minutes does matters. But this season it has fallen short. Can the program reinvent itself? Eric Alterman on cowboys and eggheads. BuzzFlash interviews James Carroll, author of Crusade: Chronicles of an Unjust War. From The Economist, a look at American capitalism and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. A review of The Company of Strangers: A Natural History of Economic Life. An excerpt from Economics for Lawyers. And musically, Britain is Europhile and France Europhobe

[May 19] From Time, an article on Turkey, the EU, and the perils of patriotism. An article on how the world of immigration is surrounded by lies. A look at how five major phenomena with genuine global reach are at work to shape our time. Obituaries: Kurt Sontheimer and Douglas Johnson. What do the Beatles, the Virgin Mary, Jesus, Patricia Arquette and Michael Keaton all have in common? On how Cleopatra seduced her suitors through intellectual prowess, not physical beauty. And what do election observers do, exactly?

[May 18] From NYRB, Mark Danner on the secret way to war. UCLA's John Yoo calmly takes heat for his memos on torture. A stylist and a professor clash on who devised New Journalism. Steven Johnson on how DVDs are changing the way we experience TV. Just how gay is the right? Frank Rich wants to know. And an article on what your tie says about you

[May 17] National Journal profiles Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson. President Bush has tried to restore authority to the executive branch. But will his success last beyond his tenure? Richard Clarke blew the whistle on Bush. And he's still whistling. And a review of books on Robert Oppenheimer and The Bomb

[May 16] From Yale Global, a series on the tangled threads of protectionism (part 2 and part 3). Why does capitalism get such a bum rap? Theodore Dalrymple on the roads to serfdom. A review of Rich is Beautiful. George Monbiot on the real junk science. And an article on how to be a conservative pundit in three easy traits

[May 31] Potpourri: From the American Enterprise Institute, you can download the book The Military We Need: The Defense Requirements of the Bush Doctrine.  From TAC, articles from Kennan to Wolfowitz. A look at how philanthropists helped make conservatism a governing philosophy. More on Democracy and Populism: Fear and Hatred. David Brooks on Karl's new manifesto. A look at the life and work of Walter Lippmann, a public philosopher. A review of Victor Navasky's A Matter of Opinion. A review of Floyd Abrams' Speaking Freely. More on Søren Kierkegaard. An article on Benedict XVI and the church that may shrink. A review of Heirs of the Fisherman: Behind the Scenes of Papal Death and Succession. Or may not. Does science trump all? (and more). A review of More Than Human. The age of ‘natural-born cyborgs’ is almost upon us (and more from Reason). How soon will science be able to create babies synthetically? A review of books on parenting. And an op-ed on stereotyping black men, and an article on the uses and abuses of race

[May 30] A review of Secrets of the Kingdom: The Inside Story of the Saudi-U.S. Connection. More on No god but God. A review of Faith at War: A Journey on the Frontlines of Islam, From Baghdad to Timbuktu. Seymour Hersh on Abu Ghraib's lesson unlearned. A review of books on torture. A review of Richard Haass' The Opportunity: America's Moment to Alter History's Course. On the Edifice Complex: Tyrants, kings and tycoons have erected grand monuments to their own vanity. Jonathan Chait on the irresistible 'Nazi' taboo. An essay on Aneurin Bevan, who believed that political advocacy fostered morality. And an essay on Harold Cruse as a cultural revolutionary

[Weekend 2e] A new issue of The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists  is out. John Tierney on giving peace a chance. An article on the myth of redemptive violence, an article on cannibalism and human sacrifice, and an article on the mis-education of the Caucasian American and toward a color-conscious concept of Marxism. From Financial Times, a review of Everything Bad is Good for You; you take a certain risk by calling something Project:LIFE; and is transhumanism the most dangerous idea on earth? Witches, druids and other pagans make merry again in the magical month of May. Welcome to the Modern Drunkard Convention, where the only point is to get plastered. And here's a look at how mushrooms enlightened civilization

[Weekend] The politics of sex and gender: From Slate, on the Study of O: The female orgasm as evolution's happy accident. Research discovers compliments go a long way to improve body self-image in women, while women's weight gain brings loss of income, job prestige. Why some people’s appearance receives more attention. From Salon, asexuals insist that their indifference toward sex isn't a pathology, but an "orientation" like being gay. An excerpt from Straightforward: How to Mobilize Heterosexual Support for Gay Rights. Lawrence Lessig fights sexual abuse and the American Boychoir School.  A look at what real men do nowadays. And a nearly naked woman can sell a hamburger. A nearly naked man never could

[May 27] From The Weekly Standard, Christopher Hitchens on George Galloway, Saddam's favorite MP (and an interview), and Hugh Hewitt decries the filibuster deal as a sell-out. From TNR, on why the filibuster deal  is a sham, and a review of Matt Taibbi's Spanking the Donkey: Dispatches from the Dumb Season. A review of Mao: The Unknown Story. From Slate, what is torture? An interactive primer on American interrogation. A study shows devotion to Islam is not linked to terror. Harper's goes inside America's most powerful megachurch. Why is America still so prone to wars of religion? And a review of Szasz Under Fire: The Psychiatric Abolitionist Faces His Critics

[May 26] From First Things, essays on The New Fusionism and on Christianity and Buddhism, a review of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger's Truth and Tolerance: Christian Belief and World Religions, and George Cardinal Pell on the Inconvenient Conscience. From Foreign Policy, here's some free advice for Paul Wolfowitz. Research finds when it comes to politics, reactions are often instant. Gabriel García Méndez on his visit to the Clinton White House. The International Committee of the Fourth International urges a no vote in French referendum on EU constitution, for an United Socialist States of Europe. And Robert Paul Wolff writes on left and right

[May 25] From TNR, the prevalence of armed conflict across the globe has dropped dramatically. The question is why. Terrorism is a distraction: A review of War: The Lethal Custom. From WSWS, a review of Michael Ignatieff's The Lesser Evil. More on Augustine, Sinner and Saint. Salman Rushdie on atheism and religion.  Dubner and Levitt on the search for 100 million missing women: An economics detective story. The right has shown that conviction beats vacillation. Can liberals acquire some spine? Joel Kotkin on why cities are not doing as well as you think. Here's why, all kidding aside, smoking may be good for cities. And a review of Your Call is Important to Us: The Truth About Bullshit

[May 24] From Salon, please, let's stop making a virtue out of despair (a review and an excerpt). From The New Yorker, H. Allen Orr on why intelligent design isn't, Hendrik Hertzberg on Newsweek and the White House, and a review of At Day’s Close: Night in Times Past. Niall Ferguson on the lessons of history in Iraq. Slavoj Zizek on the revenge of global finance. A review of The Evangelical Moment: The Promise of an American Religion (and an interview). A review of books on the Bible. Christopher Caldwell on the awkward mix of ''hard'' law and ''soft'' community-building. A review of Critical Mass. And a review of books on the environment 

[May 23] Test your political philosophy with one simple question: which matters most in determining where people end up in life? Killing people to make a point is as old as humanity. But does the violence work? As Japan has shown, and China will too, the west's values are not necessarily universal. A review of John Ralston Saul's The Collapse of Globalism (and more). From a new issue of Liberty, a review of Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault. And from Salon, meet the Bush nominees who could rise from the ashes; and yes, cocksuckers, it's time for liberals to get in touch with their inner "Deadwood"

[Weekend 2e] Perspectives from the Right: From The Weekly Standard, a fair number of Americans don't see why teenagers should know anything at all about the Bible; and if Peter Singer approves of it, there must be something wrong with it. Jerry Falwell on creationism for skeptics. A review of The Rantings of a Single Male. Thomas Sowell on how race doesn't hold back America's "black rednecks," and a response from VDare, and more from Chronicles. From The Occidental Quarterly, a review of Histoire et tradition des européennes: 30 000 ans d'identité. And from The New American, on how an abundance of sensational conjecture about September 11 is being used to discredit any consideration of conspiracy in general

[Weekend] From Open Democracy, a look at the hidden history of the United Nations. An excerpt from Globalization: A Short History, and an excerpt from Food Fights over Free Trade: How International Institutions Promote Agricultural Trade Liberalization. From the new issue of NYRB, articles on Terri Schiavo, and the lost Palestinians, and a review of The Jewish Century. From Writ, a review of books on conservatism, religion and the Bush Administration. A review of Larry Kramer's The Tragedy of Today's Gays. From The Village Voice, historians remember Iris Chang, author of The Rape of Nanking. And from Slate, here's a list of all the articles from its "History Week"

[May 20] From Open Democracy, John Mearsheimer on Hans Morgenthau and the Iraq war: realism versus neo-conservatism. Darth Vader is revealed as the galaxy's original  neoconservative. Chicago's Robert Pape on blowing up an assumption. George Will on Donald Kagan, history and hubris (and more on the lessons from ancient white males). From PUP, an excerpt from A Turn to Empire: The Rise of Imperial Liberalism in Britain and France. From In These Times, an interview with Howard Zinn. And a review of books on culturalist reasoning

[May 19] From a new issue of Prospect, an essay on sex inequality, a review of America Right or Wrong, and articles on iconic buildings and chess. From Grist, an interview with ecological economist Neva Goodwin. From Reason, an interview with economist Paul Seabright, and Cathy Young on the holes in Natan Sharansky’s democratic manifesto, and on multiculturalism: When is it politically correct to beat gays and kill women? A critic takes on the logic of female orgasm. And from TNR, an essay on the triumph of the pornographic imagination

[May 18] From TNR, Alan Wolfe on what God owes Jefferson: A review of books on religion and politics. And from Slate, a review of Marriage: a History; Diane Ravitch and Jon Wiener begin a debate on American History 101; a look at The Spirit of the Letter: What biographers find in other people's mail; and William Saletan on the Pre-Life Movement: Grandma vs. a clump of cells

[May 17] From the new issue of The Next American City, a review of Jane Jacobs' Dark Age Ahead. Steven Pinker on sniffing out the gay gene. A review of Solitary Sex: A Cultural History of Masturbation. John Hope Franklin on an eulogy for Kenneth Bancroft Clark. And part 3 and part 4 of a series on the possibilities of anarchy

[May 16] From The New Yorker, how crystal meth, the Internet, and complacency redefining AIDS in the gay community (and an interview), and a review of David McCullough's 1776. A survey of books on the struggle to define the Second World War. History is making a surreal comeback. It is reasonable to ask why. And what makes some years iconic and not others?


[May 31] Andrew Arato (New School): Empire's Democracy, Ours (and Theirs). A review of The Cambridge Companion to Arabic Philosophy, and a review of Spinoza and Deep Ecology: Challenging Traditional Approaches to Environmentalism. A review of Why the Mind is not a Computer, and a review of Understanding People: Normativity and Rationalizing Explanation. On the vexed status of valedictorians: Students are suing their way to the top. Eager for flexibility, a handful of schools drop AP. Why the new SAT requirement may well reveal less about prose skills than about our take-no-prisoners culture of argument. Some teachers say it takes effort to connect boys and books. Happiness is using the brain the right way: A review of A Whole New Mind. In a Worcester basement, scholars decipher - and act out - the lost art of medieval fighting. A college education is capped off with a class on the Apocalypse. And an excerpt from Dancing at Armageddon: Survivalism and Chaos in Modern Times (and an interview)

[May 30] Francis Fukuyama (JHU): "Stateness" First pdf. An excerpt from The Myth of the Eternal Return: Cosmos and History. A review of War and Self-Defense.  Gene Sharp learned how to turn nonviolence into a weapon, and helped quite literally change the world. For Iraq veterans, college takes on new meaning. Berkeley's John Yoo defends work on memos defining torture. Laurence Tribe gives up completing American Constitutional Law (and more from The Green Bag). Does crime-happy local TV news perpetuate racism? One professor argues yes - and suggests some drastic measures to fix it. And more on Our Culture, What's Left of It

[Weekend 2e] From UCLA, reports on conferences on political Hinduism and the Middle East in 2005, and a lecture on global entertainment. A review of Human Rights Brought Home: Socio-Legal Perspectives on Human Rights in the National Context, and more on Richard Posner's Catastrophe. A review of Medici Money: Banking, Metaphysics and Art in Fifteenth-Century Florence. An excerpt from Volta: Science and Culture in the Age of Enlightenment. A review of The Terror. The truth is, math has been hot for eons. Is homeopathy a real alternative? A review of Science and the Trinity: The Christian Encounter with Reality. And the reDiscovery Institute's goals are to Teach the Controversies, all of them, each and every one

[Weekend] From The Village Voice, an essay by Jacques Derrida on religion and forgiveness. From Open Democracy, Anne-Marie Slaughter on Hardt and Negri's Multitude: The worst of both worlds. More on Truth and Ideas.  From The Nation, Terry Eagleton reviews Russell Jacoby's Picture Imperfect; a review of Vindication: A Life of Mary Wollstonecraft; and a review of books on the Founding Fathers. A review of The New New Left: How American Politics Works Today. A review of Theodore Dalrymple's Our Culture, What's Left of It: The Mandarins and the Masses. An essay on why the beautiful is not the good. A profile of Umberto Eco. And cultural critics lose power: a dark time for the arts, or a new age? 

[May 27] Nkiruka Ahiauzu (Wales): Multiple Principles and the Obligation to Obey the Law pdf. From LRB, a review of Death by a Thousand Cuts: The Fight over Taxing Inherited Wealth, and a review of The Friend. A review of The Supreme Court: A Concise History, and a review of Seeking Justices: The Judging of Supreme Court Nominees. A review of A Natural History of Latin (and a profile of Fr. Reginald Foster, the Pope's Latinist). A review of Byzantine Philosophy. A review of Ideas: a history from fire to Freud. More on Paul Ricoeur. Princeton's Alan Krueger on the farm-subsidy model of financing academia. And an excerpt from What's the Good of Education?

[May 26] From Bookforum, a review of books on Jonathan Edwards, by William Vollmann, on Germany and WWII, and more on Sex After Fascism. From TLS, Arthur Schlesinger Jr. on FDR at Yalta, and a review of Barbed Wire: An ecology of modernity. David Halberstam on a Modest Generation, and a profile of Mark Helprin, literary warrior. From Humanities, a series of articles on Donald Kagan. From The Chronicle, an essay on anthropology and the search for the enemy within. From The Economist, Oxford University wrestles with modernisation, and an alleged boom in Islamic schooling may have been overstated 

[May 25] From The National Interest, David Martin Jones (Tasmania): Peace Through Conversation (a critique of Habermas). Why right-wing academics need new ideas. More on Women's Lives, Men's Laws. More on Paul Ricoeur. From Scientific American, on how 9/11 has generated the mother of all conspiracy theories, an article on the underworld of assisted suicide and euthanasia, and is obesity an overblown epidemic? If you cannot remain quiet when the most important living political philosopher in the world is speaking, what is the point of a university? And first there was Trump Tower, the Trump Casino, and now? Trump University (and more)

[May 24] A new issue of Logos is out, including 1 2 3 4 articles on animal rights, Pope Benedict XVI on freedom and religion, and a response by Stephen Eric Bronner, an an interview with Saad Eddin Ibrahim. Inconstant Constants: Do the inner workings of nature change with time? Three years after one of anthropology’s biggest scandals appeared to have been resolved, debate about research on the Yanomami is back. With Google Print, the utopia of knowledge for all has raised a widespread outcry. A review of Madame Bovary's Ovaries: A Darwinian Look at Literature. And maybe pre-school is the problem

[May 23] David Duff (Toronto): Private Property and Tax Policy in a Libertarian World: A Critical Response. From Law Journal, a special issue on justice is now online. An excerpt from The Princeton Companion to Jonathan Edwards. The Hitch reviews The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism. More on Simon Blackburn's Truth. Obituary: Paul Ricoeur (more and more). Here's a list of typical philosophers that undergraduates in political science or political philosophy would more than likely read in their career as a student. And who's the greatest philosopher of them all? "In Our Time" wants to know

[Weekend 2e] A new issue of the Journal of Evolution and Technology is out, including Nick Bostrom (Oxford): A History of Transhumanist Thought; Robert Pepperell (Plymouth): Posthumans and Extended Experience; and a review of James Hughes, Citizen Cyborg. The first issue of Human Technology is out. Jim Holt on the notion that each of us has privileged access to his own mind. An interview with Steven Rose on the mind. Gould blew it, philosophers of science say: Challenging noninteraction model for science and religion. And from Monthly Review, reflections in honor of the twentieth anniversary of Levins and Lewontin’s The Dialectical Biologist, and a political profile of Albert Einstein

[Weekend] Russell Jacoby reviews The New Left and the 1960's: Collected Papers of Herbert Marcuse, Volume 3 and Adorno: A Political Biography, and a response by Douglas Kellner. Do the arts matter? Inquiring minds want to know. A look at the rigorous International Baccalaureate high school programs. From Harvard, a look at how social determinants are key in who gets good care. From Yale, on how the university tries to strengthen its "religious and spiritual life". From Oregon State, where is the logic in sex? Facebook.com faces some competition (for example, from The Assbook). And blue and gold don't cut it: Scarlet uniforms are linked to success in sports

[May 20] From The Nation, Martha Nussbaum reviews Henry Sidgwick: Eye of the Universe: An Intellectual Biography, Norman Mailer on Sartre's God problem, and Studs Terkel on history and the US. A review of The Quest for Meaning: Friends of Wisdom from Plato to Levinas. From Forward, a review of Expanding the Palace of Torah: Orthodoxy and Feminism, and in our millennium, the aphorism has rightly returned: Its master is Robert Gal. And a review of The Plot: The Secret Story of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion

[May 19] A review of Simon Blackburn's Truth: a guide for the perplexed. A review of Donald Davidson's Problems of Rationality.  From TLS, Thomas Nagel reviews Catharine MacKinnon's Women's Lives, Men's Laws, and a review of Pandora's Breeches: Women, science and power in the Enlightenment. From The Chronicle, an article on The Philosophical Gourmet Report, a unique rankings report that charts (and helps make) the winners and losers in philosophy. And here are some letters on Wittgenstein

[May 18] APSA adopts position opposing use of academic boycotts. A look at the case for class-based affirmative action. More than 100 colleges work with Google to speed campus users to library resources. The quest to complete a comprehensive directory of all life on Earth goes on. And the Fibonacci sequence of numbers is inspiring artists and architects once again

[May 17] A review of The Nature of the Mind, a review of Boundaries of the Mind: The Individual in the Fragile Sciences, and a review of Causation and Counterfactuals. From CT, a review of God on the Quad. "Clickers" are being used on hundreds of college campuses. From Australia, here's the latest episode in the culture wars

[May 16] A review of New Keywords: A Revised Vocabulary of Culture and Society. An interview with Russell Jacoby. An interview with Yale's David Graeber, and an article on historian Donald Kagan, mixing the old and the neo. And Math Goes Postmodern: Who would have thought that the number three could wield such power?