From New Humanist, Henri Lefebvre, the theoretician of the Paris uprising of 1968, saw that society’s most profound truths were etched on everyday life; while secularists sleep well-funded creationists are on the march in Europe; and religion has always been an election issue in America, but in the current campaign it’s not just the Republicans who are courting the faith vote. From Monthly Review, Fred Magdoff on the world food crisis: Sources and solutions. How to feed the world: Eight leaders in the fight against hunger offer up food crisis action plans. A review of Armageddon in Retrospect: And Other New and Unpublished Writings on War and Peace by Kurt Vonnegut. A review of Wealth, War & Wisdom by Barton Biggs. A look at why it is time to rethink the role of culture and language study in the US. From Scientific American, an article on regulating evolution and how gene switches make life. Meditators always thought happiness could be learned; now scientists are agreeing. Every time a trackworker goes into the tunnels, there’s a chance he won’t come back out: What the world looks like when a 400-ton train is barreling toward you at 30 miles per hour. A review of Body Shopping: The Economy Fuelled by Flesh and Blood by Donna Dickenson. An article on the importance of pronouncing Ban Ki-moon, Kofi Annan and other names correctly.

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