From Reason, Ronald Bailey on TEOTWAWKI! Or, the end of the world as we know it at the Global Catastrophic Risks conference. Self-interest is bad? Andrew Ferguson on CGTYOSI, or the "cause greater than your own self-interest". A review of The Wisdom to Doubt: A Justification of Religious Skepticism by J. L. Schellenberg. From Infidels.org, Amanda Avellone on confessions of an evangelical atheist. From ARPA, the idea of the "bad girl": A review of Princesses and Pornstars: Sex, Power, Identity by Emily Maguire and Beyond Bad Girls: Gender, Violence and Hype by Meda Chesney-Lind and Katherine Irwin. From Big Think, Harvey Mansfield defines the concept of "manliness". How good was the Good War? TAC contributors debate the lessons of World War II and their relevance to American foreign policy today. D-Day with bikinis: Alasdair Soussi re-examines the history of an odd invasion. Why doesn't the world understand us? A review of God and Gold by Walter Russell Mead.  A review of In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto by Michael Pollan (and more and an interview; and more from Bookforum). Would Small is Beautiful's E. F. Schumacher have a MySpace page? An Egyptian quip could reasonably be considered the world's first recorded joke. Facebook phobia: Thought high school was bad? Social-networking sites jack up Web-era insecurities.

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