From Carnegie Ethics, Devin Stewart on the myth of the nation-state (and responses). An interview with Michael Hudson, author of Super Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire. An interview with Paul Kennedy, a man still unafraid of tackling the grand strategies of empire and war; and contrary to expectations, it seems that we have succeeded in developing forms of society in which doing the hokey-cokey is what it's all about. A review of Fascism and Democracy in the Human Mind: A Bridge between Mind and Society by I. W. Charny. A review of Executive Orders and the Modern Presidency: Legislating from the Oval Office by Adam Warber. Democracy and accountability: A look at the perverse effects of term limits. Is history siding with Obama’s economic plan? Alan Blinder reviews Unequal Democracy by Larry Bartels. Hepatitis B and missing women: An article on the "morality tale" involving Robert Barro, Steven Levitt, Amartya Sen and Emily Oster. A review of Natural Goodness by Philippa Foot. From NYRB, an article on Georgia and the balance of power; and a review of books on the price of being black. Todd Gitlin on the Left, lost in the politics of identity. From Harp & Altar, sliver of a sliver: A review of Red Shifting by Aleksandr Skidan. A review of The World in Six Songs: How the Musical Brain Created Human Nature by Daniel J. Levitin.

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