Donna E. Young (Albany): Post Race Posthaste: Towards an Analytical Convergence of Critical Race Theory and Marxism. Linda A. Malone (William and Mary): The Legal Dilemma of Guantanamo Detainees from Bush to Obama. From RealClearBooks, Mark Judge on the end of conservative nonfiction. The end of jazz: Benjamin Schwarz on how America’s most vibrant music became a relic. Emancipation of the Sign: Franco Berardi Bifo on poetry and finance during the twentieth century. He's never been good with languages, so can Joshua Foer really hope to learn Lingala in a day? The paradox of nonlethal weapons: Under international law, killing an enemy is more permissible than blinding him. From NYRB, a review essay by Gabriel Winslow-Yost on the work of Chris Ware and the triumph of the comic-book novel. An interview with Kenneth C. Davis, author of Don't Know Much About the American Presidents. Seyed Hossein Mousavian on ten reasons Iran doesn't want the bomb. What the bloody hell is wrong with you Americans? Alex Massie on why you should be embarrassed by the fascination with Kate Middleton's womb.

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