James Luchte (Wales): The Tragic Community: Friedrich Nietzsche and Mao Tse Tung. From e-conservation Journal, Dimitrios Doumas on the culture of exhibitions and conservation. From Krisis, what does it mean that gender and race are socially constructed? A symposium on Sally Haslanger’s Resisting Reality: Social Construction and Social Critique. What a saga: G.W. Bowersock reviews The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words, 1000 BC–1492 AD by Simon Schama. Peter Beinart on Bowe Bergdahl and the resurgence of conservative Islamophobia. Richard Kreitner on Bowe Bergdahl and the honorable history of war deserters. From TLS, a review essay on Descartes's other side by Catherine Wilson. When a work of art is considered great, we may stop thinking about it for ourselves: Ian Leslie on why the Mona Lisa stands out. Jesse Singal on how the reaction to LeBron’s cramps shows we still have some dangerously stupid views on masculinity. Martin Sixsmith on why 800 dead babies are probably just the beginning. Greta Christina on imposter syndrome, and what it means to be an adult. Neil deGrasse Tyson has taken viewers on a remarkable journey — there's just one big thing he gets wrong. Matt Maranian finds that there’s a lot to learn about the history of pin-up magazines, more than you’d ever imagine, and this set leaves no stone unturned and no skirt unlifted. Cass Sunstein on why officials don't tell the media everything. Rachel Maddow, Isocrates, and the power of speech: Thomas Larson on the changing nature of authorship in the age of mass media as illustrated by the MSNBC host.