The first issue of Brooklyn Quarterly is out. Matthew DeSantis (GTCC): World Without End: The Rise of Dominionism and Christian Nationalism in the United States. Colin McGinn, reviewing, and the perils of paraphrase: A philosopher known for scorched-earth polemics has made himself a bit more notorious — Scott McLemee considers the perils of paraphrase. Has civil disobedience lost its effectiveness? Philip Wight reviews Civil Disobedience: An American Tradition by Lewis Perry. The paradox of reforming the secrecy-industrial complex: Eric Posner reviews Secret Leaks: The Dilemma of State Secrecy by Rahul Sagars. To Tweet or not to Tweet: Nick Holdstock on the role of the writer as an engaged citizen. From Crooked Timber, Ingrid Robeyns on epistemic humility. Robert Paul Wolff on the secret wet dream of Paul Ryan and a host of passionate conservatives who have seized control of the rotting corpse of the Republican Party. Do Easterners and Westerners treat contradiction differently? Jim Higgins takes a look at the Best American and other writing anthologies. Meg Favreau on why being sick in the late 1800s sucked, and not just because you were more likely to die. How often do gamblers really win? New data provide some answers on the real odds for gambling. Meet Change.org, the Google of modern politics. A game studies manifesto: The introduction to The Game Culture Reader, ed. Jason C. Thompson.

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