From the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, a special issue on the biology of political behavior. Matthew Yglesias on the coming military spending surge: New Pentagon spending estimates for the next five years fly in the face of progressive priorities — the likely incoming majority shouldn't stand for it. A review of Hidden in the Shadow of the Master: The Model Wives of Cezanne, Monet, and Rodin by Ruth Butler. Tim Wu falls in love with Mongolia. Shadows and Fog: After a past denunciation is unearthed from the files, Milan Kundera faces his own trial by media — is the jury rigged against him? (and more). From Rolling Stone, an article on the lost years and last days of David Foster Wallace. Baby, it’s going to be cold outside in book publishing: Fewer books, bigger deals — no room for debuts? A review of Allen Wood's Kantian Ethics. A review of Philosophy and Real Politics by Raymond Geuss. A review of Raymond Williams: A Warrior's Tale by Dai Smith. A review of A Universal History of the Destruction of Books: From Ancient Sumer to Modern Iraq by Fernando Baez and Books: A Memoir by Larry McMurtry. From Splice Today, an article on Wikipedia as the 21st century's Freudian mother. Not dead, just resting: How discredited technologies can be unexpectedly resurrected. More on David Crystal’s Txtng: The Gr8 Db8.

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