Jesse Graham (USC) and Brian Nosek and Jonathan Haidt (Virginia): The Moral Stereotypes of Liberals and Conservatives: Exaggeration of Differences Across the Political Divide. An interview with Jonathan Haidt, author of The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion (and more and more and more and more and more and more and more). The Villain: The left hates him, the right hates him even more, but Ben Bernanke saved the economy — and has navigated masterfully through the most trying of times. The empirical sociology of critique: An interview with Luc Boltanski. The evolution of death: Scientists remain surprisingly conflicted about what it means to die — and it has big implications for us all. Why did Obama’s bipartisanship fail? Jonathan Chait investigates. When engineering fails: Henry Petrosky explains our cultural fascination with design disasters — and what the recession means for our safety. Fake orgasms and the Tea Party, or just another political science convention: James Warren on what academia can teach us about politics.

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