From Policy Review, Peter Berkowitz on Leviathan Then and Now: The latter-day importance of Hobbes’s masterpiece; and a review of Edmund Burke: Volumes I & II. Kwame Anthony Appiah wants you to turn to philosophy.  A review of The Really Hard Problem: Meaning in a Material World by Owen Flanagan. From Dissent, Carlos Fraenkel on teaching Aristotle in Indonesia. From NDPR, a review of French Theory: How Foucault, Derrida, Deleuze, & Co. Transformed the Intellectual Life of the United States by Francois Cusset. A review of Philosophers Without Gods: Meditations on Atheism and the Secular Life. From the latest issue of NPQ, Nathan Gardels on the challenges of non-Western and post-secular modernity; Jurgen Habermas on post-secular society and Regis Debray on God and the political planet.  O death, when is thy sting: Some bioethicists reckon that the definition of death is starting to embrace the living; indeed, some reckon that it should. Mysterious DNA found to survive eons of evolution. Do intelligent men have better sperm? A look at how DNA could reveal your surname. From Dissent, zipped trousers, crossed legs, and magical thinking: An article on sex education in the Age of Aids. From Cato Unbound, the proposition that Charles Murray hereby lays before the house is that the BA degree is the work of the devil.

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