From Asia Times, an article on the mythical post-American era. An article on how to rule the world after Bush. Uwe Boll, the man who has been called the world’s worst filmmaker, wants respect — is that too much to ask? A review of Hiding in Hip-Hop: On the Down Low in the Entertainment Industry by Terrance Dean. A review of The Age of Reagan: A History, 1974-2008 by Sean Wilentz (and more). Jack Kemp was right: McCain would be too dangerous as president. Gideon Rachman on irrelevance as Europe’s logical choice. A review of The Post-Office Girl by Stefan Zweig. Peter Singer on how religious people are still unable to provide a satisfying answer to the age-old question of why God allows suffering. An article on the digital future of books. Criticism's vocabulary of cruelty: Why are derisive dismissals so much easier than constructive criticism? An interview with David Wells, author of The Courage to Be Protestant. From Democratiya, a review of Rethinking the Just War Tradition; and a review of Morality and Political Violence by C.A.J. Coady. Why social networks can't mix with investors—unless they're not social. How are humans unique? We may or may not be smarter than apes, but we are definitely more social. A review of The Concept Horse Paradox and Wittgensteinian Conceptual Investigations by Kelly Dean Jolley.