Edward Green (MSMNYC): The Mind of Adolf Hitler: A Study in the Unconscious Appeal of Contempt. Michelle Madden Dempsey (Villanova): How to Argue About Prostitution. From The Economist, a special section on video games. Night thoughts of a baffled humanist: An excerpt from When I Was a Child I Read Books by Marilynne Robinson. A review of The Puzzle of Left-handedness by Rik Smits. Who won Iraq? Answer: Anyone who stayed out. From Global Post, a special series on Rice 2.0. Can orgasms change the world? Sally Feldman revisits the politics of the climax. From nthposition, nothing to be done: Neil Fitzgerald on a philosophical look at tramps in Paris; and sancta simplicitas, a mouse and the Jesuits: Joe Palmer on deconstructing Krazy Kat. Cruel and unusual idiocy: Can the government get around the Constitution by outsourcing its functions to private contractors? Adam Gopnik on The Lord of the Rings, Twilight, and young-adult fantasy books. Three cheers for income inequality: Richard A. Epstein on how taxing the top one percent even more means less wealth and fewer jobs for the rest of us. Generation X members are “active, balanced and happy” — seriously? The US, the UK and many other countries have become far less equal over the past 30 years; MIT economics professor Daron Acemoglu says it's important we understand how and why this happened, and what it means for our societies. The introduction to Tobacco Capitalism: Growers, Migrant Workers, and the Changing Face of a Global Industry by Peter Benson. Hey, guess what? Debtors' prison is back. The "Great Leaders" were mass murderers: A review of Great Wars and Great Leaders: A Libertarian Rebuttal by Ralph Raico. A review of And Nothing But the Truthiness: The Rise (and Further Rise) of Stephen Colbert by Lisa Rogak.

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