From Interface, a special issue on anticolonial and postcolonial social movements. From New York, Jennifer Gonnerman on the stop-and-frisk trials of Pedro Serrano: NYPD rat, NYPD hero. From LARB, Anne Richardson reviews The Terror Courts: Rough Justice at Guantanamo Bay by Jess Bravin (and an interview); and Jon Wiener interviews Jeremy Scahill, author of Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield. Why are Republicans determined to waste money on government? Neil H. Buchanan on the upside-down logic of taking responsibilities (and funding) away from the IRS. Unacceptable: Judith Levine on recovering Paul Goodman. “Politics and Ideas: A Think Net” is a joint initiative of researchers and practitioners to produce and share innovative knowledge linking ideas and politics in developing and emerging economies. Is it the end of Sykes-Picot? Patrick Cockburn on the war in Syria and the threat to the Middle East.