Marion Fourcade (UC-Berkeley) and Kieran Healy (Duke): Seeing Like a Market. Venezuela is collapsing — could a civil war be next? Eyeing Russia, U.S. military shifts toward more global war games. A Vatican shot across the bow for hard-line U.S. Catholics. Sean McCann reviews The Perils of “Privilege”: Why Injustice Can’t Be Solved By Accusing Others of Advantage by Phoebe Maltz Bovy. Who killed the encyclopedia? The fast demise of the physical encyclopedia came about thanks to an upstart publisher, an indecisive giant, and the world’s biggest software company. Is being “unapologetic” the new patriotic — or a form of resistance? Terry Gross interviews Garrett M. Graff, author of Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself — While the Rest of Us Die.

Kelly cracks down on West Wing back channels to Trump. John Kelly is a nightmare in a uniform: Despite the respect he has from both parties, Trump’s new chief of staff has a terrifying record. McMaster goes to war — against his White House enemies. Military figures are taking over Trump’s administration: Experts worry the presence of so many generals will affect how the president crafts policy.

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