From The Objective Standard, an essay on capitalism and the moral high ground. From Monthly Review, William K. Tabb (Queens): Four Crises of the Contemporary World Capitalist System; an essay on the US Imperial Triangle and military spending; an article on Marx's critique of heaven and critique of earth; and a review of The Cost of Privilege: Taking On the System of White Supremacy and Racism by Chip Smith. The introduction to Stalin and the Soviet Science Wars by Ethan Pollock. A review of Philosophy from a Skeptical Perspective by Joseph Agassi and Abraham Meidan. The introduction to Margaret Mead: The Making of an American Icon by Nancy C. Lutkehaus. From CRB, is political history back? A review of books on American history. Nature, nuisance or worse? An urbanite reflects on the wild animals in her neighborhood. From F&D, a profile of Robert J. Shiller. Foreign adoption seems like the perfect solution to a heartbreaking imbalance: Poor countries have babies in need of homes, and rich countries have homes in need of babies — unfortunately, those little orphaned bundles of joy may not be orphans at all. A review of Susan Sontag's Reborn: Journals and Notebooks, 1947-1963 (and more from Bookforum). A look at how rich countries are carrying out "21st century land grab". Here are 5 cosmic events that could kill you before lunch.