From Low Countries Historical Review, a special issue on the philosophy of history. From Mute, Marina Vishmidt interviews Silvia Federici on her extensive contribution to feminist thought and recent work on debt activism. Throw the bums out: John Judis on why populists are dominating politics in Europe and the United States. “SkepDoc” Harriet Hall reviews The Right Chemistry: 108 Enlightening, Nutritious, Health-Conscious and Occasionally Bizarre Inquiries into the Science of Everyday Life by Joe Schwarcz. From New Statesman, an interview with Paul Kennedy: "It’s my contention that the story of the 'middle people' hasn’t been told". Dorothy Kronick reviews Comandante: Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela by Rory Carroll and We Created Chavez: A People’s History of the Venezuelan Revolution by George Ciccariello-Maher.