From CT, a review of Pain and Its Transformations: The Interface of Biology and Culture; and a review of Treatment Kind and Fair: Letters to a Young Doctor by Perri Klass. From Econ Journal Watch, why few women in economics? Pop Christianity: A review of Rapture Ready by Daniel Radosh. A review of The Future of the Internet: And How to Stop It by Jonathan Zittrain. More on Augusten Burroughs's A Wolf at the Table.   A review of Tintin and the Secret of Literature by Tom McCarthy. The very different events of 1968 and 1989 left a reformed, stronger, more socially liberal capitalism — but now it's in trouble. The first chapter from The Judge in a Democracy by Aharon Barak. Forget about the gaffe: It's the media mindset that makes so much of gaffes that is the real issue. Here are 5 psychological experiments that prove humanity is doomed. Brad DeLong on John McCain and the decline of America.  From Seed, the functional elegance of scientific rarefied speak is uniquely captured in one of its most inconspicuous words: "so". A review of Bill Kauffman's Ain’t My America: The Long, Noble History of Anti-War Conservatism and Middle-American Anti-Imperialism. More on A Conservative History of the American Left by Daniel J. Flynn. More and more and more on Jhumpa Lahiri’s Unaccustomed Earth (and an interview at Bookforum).

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