Ben Bradford (Oxford), Jonathan Jackson (LSE), Mike Hough (London): Police Legitimacy in Action: Lessons for Theory and Practice. Jane Bambauer (Arizona): Defending the Dog. The British overseas territory of Pitcairn Island, midway between Auckland, New Zealand, and Panama, could almost be a testing ground for Hobbes versus Rousseau. Middle Earth v. Duniverse and the different worlds of Tolkien and Herbert: Mark Wegierski compares and contrasts two of the 20th century’s most successful fantasy writers. Joshua Kurlantzick on his book Democracy in Retreat: The Revolt of the Middle Class and the Worldwide Decline of Representative Government. Scientists create an imaginary library of every chemical compound that could exist. The case for less: Tim Wu reviews Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler.

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