Xavier Marquez (Victoria): A Model of Cults of Personality. Lorna Bracewell (Florida): How Deep is Wollstonecraft's Democracy? Sexuality and the Political Theory of Mary Wollstonecraft. Juan Linz’s bad news for America: The Yale political scientist died this week — his life’s work tells us that American democracy is doomed (and more by Alex Parenne). How America exports its gun problems: Henry Farrell on how the end of America's ban on assault weapons led to an upsurge in violence in Mexico. Tom Clancy is dead, but his frightening political worldview is alive and well. Mosquitoes, tinned tropical fruit and war graves indicate how the once remote islands of the Pacific are linked to the wider world. Rep. Todd Rokita (R-IN) mansplains the shutdown to CNN anchor Carol Costello: “You’re beautiful but you need to be honest”. You can download by Critique of Sarcastic Reason: The Epistemology of the Cognitive Neurological Ability Called "Theory-of-Mind" and Deceptive Reasoning by William "Trey" A. Brant. Josh Barro on how conservatives are angry because they have no idea what they want. Occupy vaporware: What happens when a group of anarchists starts a bank? Elke Weesjes interviews Joanna Ebenstein, founder of the Morbid Anatomy Library and Museum. Jonathan Cohn on why the Tea Party has to lose: “We’re not going to be disrespected. We have to get something out of this. And I don’t know what that even is”. J. Wisniewski on 5 ridiculous myths you probably believe about the Dark Ages.