A new issue of Air and Space magazine is out. From n+1, a review of Rabid: A Cultural History of the World’s Most Diabolical Virus by Bill Wasik and Monica Murphy. Old polymaths never die: Adrian Wooldridge explores the unstoppable legacies of Isaiah Berlin and Hugh Trevor-Roper. Destroying the commons: Noam Chomsky on how the Magna Carta became a minor carta. A review of Getting It Wrong: How Faulty Monetary Statistics Undermine the Fed, the Financial System, and the Economy by William A. Barnett. The burning house: What people would take if the house was on fire. When did judges become the ultimate arbiters of art? From h+, John Niman on robot sex and companionship. Faith, hope, and Singularity — entering the Matrix with New York’s futurist set: It's the end of the world as we know it, and they feel fine.

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