Carlo Cellucci (Rome): How Should We Think about the “Meaning of Life”? Zaidan Jassem (Qassim): The Arabic Origins of “Proper Names” in English and European Languages: A Lexical Root Theory Approach. Paul Finkelman (Albany): Francis Lieber and the Modern Law of War. Why did AIDS ravage the U.S. more than any other developed country? Michael Hobbes on solving an epidemiological mystery. Maria Khwaja on the privilege of being “invisible”: As a brown Muslim woman, my visibility comes with my Otherness. Michael Sherry reviews American Arsenal: A Century of Waging War by Patrick Coffey. WaPo editorial page goes neanderthal, again: The Washington Post publishes a piece by two academics arguing that women would be safer from sexual assaults if they themselves were married or had married fathers. Tara Culp-Ressler on all of the things women are supposed to do to prevent rape. On climate change, Obama is finally leading from the front. Steve Watson on five excellent videos of magazines being made. That computer actually got an F on the Turing Test: No, a computer did not just pass the Turing Test. What comes after the Turing Test? Pure Language 2.0: A look at Walter Benjamin’s theory of language and translation technology. Wine is an elixir, a miracle-worker and shapeshifter — no wonder even the most secular of us hold it sacred still. Jesse Singal on why kids shoot up high schools, why they only do so outside of big cities, and how to stop them. Politicians and pundits demanded an armed revolution, so the Millers attempted to deliver one. Does Fox News cause ignorance, or do ignorant viewers prefer Fox News?

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