From Harper's, while John Yoo cites Clausewitz, he seems to have another German thinker in mind: Carl Schmitt. From TLS, a review of Science and Islam by Muzaffar Iqbalp; and a review of Tariq Ramadan's The Messenger: The meanings of the life of Muhammad. Who is Grady Harp? Amazon's top reviewers and the fate of the literary amateur. An excerpt from The Culture of Vengeance and the Fate of American Justice by Terry Kenneth Aladjem; and an excerpt from The Decline of the Death Penalty and the Discovery of Innocence. A review of Heidegger's Contributions to Philosophy: Life and the Last God by Jason Powell. A review of The Second Person Standpoint: Morality, Respect, and Accountability by Stephen Darwall. A review of Ronald Dworkin. From The Economist, in a week of financial uncertainty a look behind the headlines to a world that is unexpectedly prosperous and peaceful. From Foreign Policy, an interview with Martin Feldstein on the “R” word. David Warsh on Paul Krugman the partisan. Just what is a think tank? From Time, an article on why we love. Should we allow performance enhancing drugs in sports? One argument in favor. Research suggests sports machismo may be cue to male teen violence. The penultimate step towards the creation of artificial life has just been announced. Are urban vermin the most disease-ridden animals?