From City Journal, six authors recall a spring that shook the world, May 1968: 40 years later. Martin Amis is feeling vulnerable: The once-bilious author talks about life as an "Islamismophobe". It's one small step for chumps in my brave new world: The trend among historians these days is to write histories of abstract concepts. More on The Uses and Abuses of History by Margaret MacMillan (and an interview). From Der Spiegel, a look at how Josef Fritzl created his regime of terror. A review of The Age of Reagan: A History, 1974-2008 by Sean Wilentz (and an interview); a review of Reclaiming Conservatism: How a Great American Political Movement Got Lost—And How It Can Find Its Way Back by Mickey Edwards. A review of Pure Goldwater by John W. Dean and Barry Goldwater Jr. and Flying High by William F. Buckley Jr. (and more). A review of Strictly Right: William F. Buckley Jr. and the American Conservative Movement by Linda Bridges and John R. Coyne, Jr.; and Cancel Your Own Goddam Subscription by William F. Buckley, Jr. If gang violence was an infectious disease, how would you stop it? A Chicago epidemiologist thinks he has the answer. Amy Rosenberg reviews Etgar Keret’s The Girl on the Fridge.  Where do all the neurotics live? On the East Coast, of course — a psychological tour of the United States, in five maps.

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