A new issue of Colloquium is out. Avery Kolers (Louisville): Resilience as a Political Ideal. From Z Magazine, John Potash on the FBI's murderous targeting of the Shakurs. Science is not your enemy: Steven Pinker on an impassioned plea to neglected novelists, embattled professors, and tenure-less historians. Alyssa Rosenberg on three ways Amazon’s Jeff Bezos could improve the Washington Post now that he owns it. James Fallows on why NSA surveillance will be more damaging than you think. From Mosaic, Leon R. Kass on the Ten Commandments: Why the Decalogue matters; and Moshe Koppel on religion and state in Israel: A modest proposal. Google vs. Apple: Farhad Manjoo and Matthew Yglesias on a totally imaginary simulation of what would happen if the world’s two great powers went to (actual) war. Phil Dyess-Nugent on how National Lampoon became the lost paradise and missing link of modern comedy. All the pundits are wrong: Jonathan Bernstein on how conventional wisdom says the GOP has a grip on the House, but can't win the White House — here's why both are wrong. From the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Cindy Cohn and Trevor Timm on what should, and should not, be in NSA surveillance reform legislation. Alan Pyke on everything you need to know about President Obama’s housing speech. University of Oslo rejects mass killer Anders Behring Breivik's application to study political science.