Stephen Schulhofer (NYU): Oversight of National Security Secrecy in the United States. From the Asia-Pacific Journal, Peter Dale Scott on America’s Unchecked Security State: The Toxic Legacy of J. Edgar Hoover’s Illegal Powers and The Continuity of COG Detention Planning, 1948-2001. From LARB, Andrew Scull reviews The Book of Woe: The DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry by Gary Greenberg and Hippocrates Cried: The Decline of American Psychiatry by Michael Alan Taylor; and William Flesch reviews Phi: A Voyage from the Brain to the Soul by Giulio Tononi. Stephen Benedict Dyson on the political science of Star Trek. Elizabeth Drew on why Obama is not Nixon. From The New Yorker, a word from our sponsor: Jane Mayer on David Koch and public television. Michele Pridmore-Brown reviews Like A Virgin: How Science Is Redesigning the Rules of Sex by Aarathi Prasad.

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