Charles Blattberg (Montreal): Hannah Arendt as Peter Pan. What is the political equilibrium when insect-sized drone assassins are available? Tyler Cowen wonders. Born this way: Scientists may have found a biological basis for homosexuality — that could be bad news for gay rights. Maybe bowling alone isn’t so bad: Ray Fisman on how the prevalence of civic associations in Weimar Germany may have sped the rise of the Nazis. Kenyan poachers make a killing: Glen Johnson on how East African ivory and rhino horn continue to be in high demand, despite international efforts. Terry Eagleton reviews The Frontman: Bono (In The Name of Power) by Harry Browne. Terry Eagleton takes a snide turn, picks a fight with America: Geoff Nicholson reviews Across the Pond: An Englishman’s View of America. Chris Masiano on how Machiavelli doesn’t belong to the 1 percent: The Prince is oft-quoted on Wall Street, but its author was a hero of the working class who despised elites. Jonathan Chait on how Glenn Greenwald is Ralph Nader. Brad DeLong on what to do with the hypertrophied financial sector. John Judis on how not all interventions are imperialist: On Syria, the Left has forgotten its history. A look at 4 recent scandals that are (almost) too crazy to be true.

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