From Slate, a dolphin or a lonely transvestite? A review of books on how best to talk about English in English. The Million Word March: What defines a word? Lexicographers and other experts don’t always agree. Lots of sesquipedalians out there: Here are 50 of your favourite words. James Woodall recalls an odd publishing kerfuffle involving Stephen Joyce (James Joyce's grandson), a biography of Nora Barnacle (James's wife) and a controversial epilogue. When an epoch began: How IBM, the census, and Emily Dickinson define an epoch. From Jewcy, was Karl Marx really Jewish? It is hard to think of a man who can surpass Aristotle’s achievements in the history and development of western thought. How to support our troops: An excerpt from In a Time of War: the Proud & Perilous Journey of West Point's Class of 2002 by Bill Murphy, Jr. An article on using the internet's history to develop clean energy's future. A review of Making People Illegal: What Globalization Means for Migration and Law by Catherine Dauvergne. From Asian Review of Books, a review of Out of Mao's Shadow: The Struggle for the Soul of a New China by Philip Pan. Better living through chemistry: What's wrong with using drugs to improve the brain's performance? A review of The Shadow Factory: The Ultra-Secret NSA from 9/11 to the Eavesdropping on America by James Bamford.

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