A new issue of Sojourners is out. Dwight G. Newman (Saskatchewan): Value Collectivism, Collective Rights, and Self-Threatening Theory. From Monthly Review, is advertising legal? Jerry Mander on the privatization of consciousness. Joe McCarthy would understand: Andrew J. Bacevich on Boykinism. In response to Anthony Gottleib's New Yorker article about the shortcomings of evolutionary psychology, here are three articles that defend the field. David Simon accuses Reason magazine of producing a "shanked" interview with him. From FDL, a book salon on The Fine Print: How Big Companies Use “Plain English” and Other Tricks to Rob You Blind by David Cay Johnston. From Berfrois, Daniel Roberts on the documentary roots of Survivor. Why do parents let their kids get fat? Denise Winterman wonders. Breaking the social contract: An interview with Simon Critchley on philosophy, theology and politics. Paul Wine reviews Savage Anxieties: The Invention of Western Civilization by Robert A. Williams Jr. Jacob Funk Kirkegaard on youth unemployment in Europe: It’s actually worse in the US. Humza Bokhari on Clinton after State — and State after Clinton.

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