Annie Dell’Aria (CUNY): Negotiating Utopia and Dystopia: Space and Architecture in Battlestar Galactica (2004-2009). Eric Schniter, Timothy W. Shields, and John W. Dickhaut (Chapman): Ageism and Cooperation. Misreading Leo Strauss: Robert Howse on a misbegotten charge of Nazi sympathies. This collaborative chapter reflects five contributors’ (Bee Chen Goh, Habib Chamoun-Nicolas, Ellen E. Deason, H. Jay Folberg, and Sukhsimranjit Singh) respective cultural backgrounds and how each uses his or her own cultural yardstick to define “the other” — in a common setting, a Chinese market in Beijing. The introduction to The Democratic Foundations of Policy Diffusion by Katerina Linos. Alison Peck reviews Meat: A Benign Extravagance by Simon Fairlie. Emily Bazelon on the insane defense of the “castle doctrine” gone wild: A tragic killing in Montana proves once again that these laws do more to encourage violence than to prevent it. The Government Printing Office releases its quadrennial “United States Policy and Supporting Positions” directory, colloquially known as the “Plum Book”, a guide to the more than 8,000 federal civil service leadership and support positions available in the executive and legislative branches.

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