A new issue of German Law Journal is out. Aaron Tugendhaft (AIAR): Unsettling Sovereignty: Politics and Poetics in the Baal Cycle. From Figure/Ground Communication, Gonzalo Ralon and Laureano Ralon interview Howard S. Becker, author of Outsiders: Studies in the Sociology of Deviance. An open letter to President Obama: The time on the Doomsday Clock is five minutes to midnight. Shahidha Bari reviews Romanticism and the Question of the Stranger by David Simpson. Ingrid Piller on why English for everyone is unfair. Jacob Soll reviews The Demon of Writing: Powers and Failures of Paperwork by Ben Kafka. David Yerle on why the future will almost certainly be better than the present. Ian McEwan sinks his Sweet Tooth into the Monty Hall Problem. Bones of contention: Paige Williams on Eric Prokopi’s curious trade in Mongolian dinosaurs. Reminiscence bump explanations: Why we remember young adulthood better than any other age. Is it possible to love all humanity? Juliana Breines investigates. The introduction to Public Capital, Growth and Welfare: Analytical Foundations for Public Policy by Pierre-Richard Agenor. No, Brian Dunning is not on the payroll of (name your evil entity).