A new issue of the Journal of the Society for Social Work and Research is out. Uh-oh: Archaeologists working at the site of La Corona in Guatemala have discovered a 1,300-year-old-year Maya text that provides only the second known reference to the so-called "end date" of the Maya calendar, December 21, 2012. The other foreign-policy woman: U.N. ambassador Susan Rice plays hardball as hard as Hillary — can she succeed her? Today, we can see the tragedy of the commons transpiring in the Eurosystem, where the ECB and the 17 national central banks share a common pool of money demand. Paul Krugman and Richard Layard on a manifesto for economic sense. What's so sexy about nice? Rachel Dratch on her problem with nice guys. Katherine Eban on the truth about the Fast and Furious scandal: The ATF never intentionally allowed guns to fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels — how the world came to believe just the opposite is a tale of rivalry, murder, and political bloodlust. Richard Falk on how, in a globalized world, human identity should serve as the moral trump card in relation to conflict situations.

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