A new issue of Toska is out. Shane J. Ralston (PSU-Hazleton): The Pragmatic Pyramid: Dewey on Gardening and Food Security. Martin Cohen reviews Surfaces and Essences: Analogy as the Fuel and Fire of Thinking by Douglas R. Hofstadter and Emmanuel Sander. From GQ, have you heard the one about President Joe Biden? That's no joke. From NYRB, a review essay on the future for Israel by Nathan Thrall. The Taming of Samantha Power: Michael Hirsh on how a former icon of humanitarian intervention changed from a buzz saw into a bureaucrat. Meet the elite business and think-tank community that's doing its best to control the world. Simon Critchley and Jamieson Webster on the Gospel According to “Me”. There has never in modern history been a congressional party as insane as the current Congressional GOP — but to expect that its craziness could have political consequences is to imagine a political reaction that would be completely novel. Willing the impossible: Ray Filar interviews Judith Butler. Randall Munroe completes xkcd's most epic storyline, "Time". Neil Irwin on why we shouldn’t think of central bankers as hawks and doves: Central bankers are not birds — we need a better way to classify them. Leaders of more than a dozen Caribbean countries are launching a united effort to seek compensation from three European nations for what they say is the lingering legacy of the Atlantic slave trade.

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