From PS: Political Science and Politics, Kenneth Mulligan (SIU): The “Myth” of Moral Values Voting in the 2004 Presidential Election; Scott Sigmund Gartner (UC-Davis) Gary M. Segura (UW): All Politics are Still Local: The Iraq War and the 2006 Midterm Elections; and Seth C. McKee (USF): Rural Voters and the Polarization of American Presidential Elections; and Cindy Simon Rosenthal and Ronald M. Peters Jr. (Oklahoma): Who is Nancy Pelosi? From The Believer, an interview with Nico Muhly, twenty-six-year-old composer and Philip Glass protege. From Lacan.com, Slavoj Zizek on masturbation, or sexuality in the atonal world; and smashing the neighbor’s face: On Emmanuel Levinas’ Judaism. The introduction to Reckless Rites: Purim and the Legacy of Jewish Violence by Elliott Horowitz. From The Hedgehog Review, an article on blueberries, accordions, and Auschwitz: The evil of thoughtlessness. A review of Law, Antisemitism and the Holocaust by David Seymour. The Khugistic Sandal: A review of Jews and Shoes. A look at the dismaying close-mindedness of Austria. From The New Criterion, John Derbyshire on Hazlitt's philocaption: a very child in love; a review of Worshipping Walt: The Whitman Disciples by Michael Robertson; and a review of Upstream: The Ascendance of American Conservatism by Alfred Regnery.