Stale R. S. Finke (Trondheim): American Exceptionalism: Carl Schmitt and the Neoconservative Justification for the Sovereignty of Politics. A video of a detainee being questioned at the US prison camp in Guantanamo Bay has been released for the first time. A review of The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How The War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals by Jane Meyer (and more and more and more and more and more and more and an more). Displacing the blame for the human condition: A review of Complaint: From Minor Moans to Principled Protests by Julian Baggini; Credit and Blame by Charles Tilly and Trust: Self-Interest and the Common Good by Marek Kohn. From FT, a review of Apocalypse: Earthquakes, Archaeology and the Wrath of God by Amos Nur, Energy in Nature and Society: General Energetics of Complex Systems by Vaclav Smil, and The Industrious Revolution: Consumer Behavior and the Household Economy, 1650 to the Present by Jan de Vries; an interview with New Yorker editor David Remnick: "We can’t live without the goose prosciutto". From CJR, Arthur Sulzberger Jr. is racing to transform the embattled New York Times for the digital age; is he up to the job? From Vanity Fair, why do people love to hate The New York Times? Times-bashing isn’t just for conservatives anymore. Katharine the Second begins reign at WaPo.

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