Louis J. Sirico Jr. (Villanova): How the Separation of Powers Doctrine Shaped the Executive. From New Left Review, the leading historian of modern Tibet Tsering Shakya discusses the background to recent protests on the Plateau; how should the Left think about the Communist experience today? A founding theorist of Il Manifesto reflects on the need for critical examination of the past; and here's Walter Benjamin’s last, unpublished report to Max Horkheimer on the literary situation in France. A review of The Ancient Greeks at War by Louis Rawlings. A review of Trials of Reason: Plato and the Crafting of Philosophy by David Wolfsdorf. A review of The Greeks and Greek Love: A Radical Reappraisal of Homosexuality in Ancient Greece by James Davidson. A review of Images of Ancient Greek Pederasty: Boys Were Their Gods by Andrew Lear and Eva Cantarella. A review of Dishonorable Passions: Sodomy Laws in America, 1861-2003 by William N. Eskridge. Unorthodox sex in the animal kingdom: Homosexual behavior is common in nature, and it plays an important role in survival. Are gender stereotypes boring? Suggestions one sex is more intelligent, witty, sympathetic, moral or interesting than the other do tend to be objectionable. Lori Gottlieb raised a furore among women by arguing that they should settle for Mr Good Enough, but alas, she gets a lot right.

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