Michael Murphy (Royal Holloway): The Concept of Cosmopolitan Democracy. From The Independent Review, Robert Higgs on truth and freedom in economic analysis and economic policy making. Juliette Galonnier reviews Melancholia of Freedom: Social Life in an Indian Township in South Africa by Thomas Blom. All good print magazines go to digital heaven — or do they? Don't engage Kim Jong Un — bankrupt him: Joshua Stanton and Sung-Yoon Lee on why it's time to play hardball with North Korea's new leader. With its purchase of Current TV, Al Jazeera has wide access to the American market for the first time — but will audiences come? Dean Starkman on The Wall Street Journal memo on doubling down on scoops. The Women's Review of Books celebrates its 30th anniversary. Sapient apes ascendant: Timothy McGettigan on the costs and benefits of human agency. John Gray reviews The Devil in History: Communism, Fascism, and Some Lessons of the Twentieth Century by Vladimir Tismaneanu. Queen Beatrix has announces that she will abdicate on 30 April 2013 in favor of her oldest son, the Prince of Orange, Prince Willem-Alexander.

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