From The Washington Monthly, Jeffrey Leonard on how we could blow the energy boom: America’s vast new surplus of natural gas could lead to great prosperity and a cleaner environment — but if we don’t fix our decrepit, blackout-prone electric grid, we could wind up sitting in the dark. A review of Das Recht der: Grundriss einer demokratischen Sittlichkeit by Axel Honneth. Social critique between anthropology and reconstruction: An interview with Axel Honneth. Howard Davies reviews The Quest for Prosperity: How Developing Economies Can Take Off by Justin Yifu Lin (and more). The beauty and delight of mathematics: An interview with Steven Strogatz, author of The Joy of X. From Geocurrents, a look at how Bavarian separatism, a long-standing if still rather minor political movement, is finally getting some attention in the global media; and Asya Pereltsvaig on the elusive Roma and their linguistic legacy. The case of the Mormon historian: What happened when Michael Quinn challenged the history of the church he loved. Hiding in plain sight: William L. Davis on the origins of the Book of Mormon. Nate Silver isn’t a magician — he’s a demystifier.

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