From the inaugural issue of Aspeers, Judith Freiin von Falkenhausen (Mount Holyoke): The Influence of Sigmund Freud’s Clark Lectures on American Concepts of the Self; Konstantin Butz (Bremen): Rereading American Hardcore: Intersectional Privilege and the Lyrics of Early Californian Hardcore Punk; and Stuart Noble (USD): Don DeLillo and Society’s Reorientation to Time and Space: An Interpretation of Cosmopolis. A review of Loot: The Battle Over the Stolen Treasures of the Ancient World by Sharon Waxman. A review of The Future of the Internet: And How to Stop It by Jonathan Zittrain. A review of The Road to 9/11: Wealth, Empire, and the Future of America by Peter Dale Scott. The first chapter from Living Speech: Resisting the Empire of Force by James Boyd White. From Policy Review, Seth Kaplan on fixing fragile states: Solutions that make local sense; and an essay on trafficking and human dignity: The face of twenty-first-century slavery. From Imprimis, Dinesh D’Souza on what’s so great about Christianity (and an interview). Keith Devlin on multiplication and those pesky British spellings. What can the art market tell us about our economy? Stoppeth, already: Learning to love bogus archaisms. Lee Jamieson investigates. A review of Loneliness by John T. Cacioppo and William Patrick and Loneliness as a Way of Life by Thomas Dumm.