From CrossCurrents, Gary Dorrien (Columbia): Imagining Social Justice: Cornel West’s Prophetic Public Intellectualism; and revising Night: An article on Elie Wiesel and the hazards of Holocaust theology. From Crisis, James V. Schall on the young tyrant; or how the modern notion of democracy becomes in practice the ancient notion of tyranny. How do you fix a broken society? As conservatism tries to find its moorings after the long wilderness years in Britain and the debacle of George Bush’s presidency, this is becoming the question. Artists have appropriated images from advertising for decades; what happens when the tables are turned? And is art running out of ideas? Artists forced to explain modern art. The reviewers come in from the cold: At Publishers' Weekly, a tradition of anonymity is abandoned; herewith, a brief review of the reviewers. We all produce a rich resource in our homes and then spend millions of dollars to throw it away; a new movement says there are smarter ways to think about waste. Vegetarianism a key ingredient in the new life of peace, compassion and nonviolence. Carl Zimmer on how your brain can control time: The three methods your mind uses to reverse, speed, and even slow the minutes. Where did modern conceptions of heredity come from? A review of Heredity Produced: At the Crossroads of Biology, Politics, and Culture, 1500-1870.

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