A new issue of Catalyst is out. Simon Springer (Otago): Neoliberalising Violence: Of the exceptional and the Exemplary in Coalescing Moments. Abel Brodeur (PSE): Why Are Donkeys So Unhappy? From CUP, an interview with Victor S. Navasky and Evan Cornog, editors of The Art of Making Magazines: On Being an Editor and Other Views from the Industry; Robert Gottlieb on editing at Knopf versus The New Yorker; and Michael Kelly on writing for Playboy and what it taught him about magazines. David Gordon reviews Mind and Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly Wrong by Thomas Nagel. Megan Gambino interviews Steven Johnson, author of Future Perfect: The Case for Progress in a Networked Age. Pipe dreamer: Could Gary Johnson’s turn as a pro-legalization Libertarian swing the presidential election? Legal thought in Enlightenment's wake: Jeffrey A. Pojanowski reviews The Disenchantment of Secular Discourse by Stephen D. Smith. From Rolling Stone, an interview with comix stars Daniel Clowes, Chris Ware and Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez on cartooning, bullying and Scarlett Johansson.

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