From the new The Washington Independent, Spencer Ackerman on how the CIA is largely in the dark on interrogation tactics. From NYRB, a review of Swimming in a Sea of Death: A Son's Memoir by David Rieff (and more). From H-Net, a review of In the Beginning: Fundamentalism, the Scopes Trial, and the Making of the Antievolution Movement by Michael Lienesch; and a review of Suffering for Science: Reason and Sacrifice in Modern America by Rebecca M. Herzig. From Prospect, a profile of Charles Taylor, the most important philosopher writing in English today. An interview with Kathleen A. Bogle, author of Hooking Up: Sex, Dating, and Relationships on Campus. From Christianity Today, an essay on C. S. Lewis and the Star of Bethlehem: Recovering the medieval imagination. The Truth About Jena: Why America’s black-and-white narratives about race don’t reflect reality. The original sellout reconsidered: John McWhorter on why Booker T. Washington is finally getting some play. A look at how Bill Clinton has morphed from statesman into attack dog. From Philosophy Now, who caught that ball? Raymond Tallis ponders the fields of action in which our freedom is expressed. From LRB, Terry Eagleton reviews Creation: Artists, Gods and Origins by Peter Conrad. How it’s couched: Can a television show make a case for therapy?

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