Christine A. Desan (Harvard): Creation Stories: Myths About the Origins of Money. Natalia Mehlman Petrzela on the strange gender politics of “natural” living. Dull Flag and Tongue of Gangsta: Frank Jacobs on the laugh-out-loud place-names of Shetland and Orkney. Is Hannah Arendt a Jewish thinker? Anne Vermeyden reviews Decolonization and Its Impact: A Comparative Approach to the End of the Colonial Empires by Martin Shipway. Adam White on the signal and the silence: When is prediction useful — and when is it dangerous? Matthew Simonton reviews On Oligarchy: Ancient Lessons for Global Politics. John Holbo on Utopophobophilia: It’s satisfying to get to be a lover of humanity while feeling deep contempt for it at the same time. Vicky Baker on why hand-drawn maps are back in the picture, seeking to put the romance back into this centuries-old art form.

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