From Air & Space Power Journal, Benjamin Armstrong (USN): Reaching Translational Lift: The History of the Helicopter and Lessons for 21st Century Technology' and a review of I Want You! The Evolution of the All-Volunteer Force by Bernard D. Rostker. From Evolutionary Psychology, Saul L. Miller and Jon K. Maner (FSU): Coping with Romantic Betrayal: Sex Differences in Responses to Partner Infidelity; Emily A. Stone (Utah), Todd K. Shackelford (FAU) and David Buss (UT-Austin): Socioeconomic Development and Shifts in Mate Preferences; Maryanne Fisher (St. Mary’s), Martin Voracek (Vienna) P. Vivien Rekkas (Toronto) and Anthony Cox (CPC): Sex Differences in Feelings of Guilt Arising from Infidelity; David P. Schmitt (Bradley) and Todd K. Shackelford (FAU): Big Five Traits Related to Short-Term Mating: From Personality to Promiscuity across 46 Nations. From The Minnesota Review, an interview with David Harvey on the geography of accumulation; a review of John McGowan's American Liberalism: An Interpretation for Our Time and Paul Smith's Primitive America: The Ideology of Capitalism and Democracy; and a review of Walter Benn Michaels' The Trouble with Diversity. Publish and be wrong: One group of researchers thinks headline-grabbing scientific reports are the most likely to turn out to be wrong.
From The Global Spiral, Neil D. Broom (Auckland): Does Nature Suggest Transcendence?; Aaron Kheriaty (UC-Irvine): God and the Unconscious; and a review of David G. Myers' A Friendly Letter to Skeptics and Atheists: Musings on Why God is Good and Faith Isn't Evil. A review of Defending Humanity: When Force is Justified and Why by George P. Fletcher and Jens David Ohlin. From The National Interest, Joshua Muravchik and Stephen Walt debate the neocons vs. the realists. From The Wilson Quarterly, a review of books on the Great African Hope. From Eureka Street, an article on Joseph Stiglitz, the chuckling economist (and more). From Scientific American, an article on the psychology of "The War on Terror" and other terms for counterterrorism. From The Weekly Standard, Fred Barnes on Sarah Palin's future. It's not campaign ads or talking heads that have the greatest power to reach undecided voters who flip on the TV — it's five women who chat on comfy couches every morning. Things you can tell just by looking at them: Are these talking heads Republicans or Democrats? A review of Montessori, Dewey, and Capitalism: Educational Theory for a Free Market in Education by Jerry Kirkpatrick. Nothing short of a complete overhaul of the airline industry — fewer carriers, fewer flights, and far higher prices — will keep the world flying.
From Electronic Book Review, a review of Paranoia and Modernity: Cervantes to Rousseau by John Farrell and Is Oedipus Online: Siting Freud After Freud by Jerry Aline Flieger. From Failure, an interview with David Bernstein, co-author of Death To All Sacred Cows: How Successful Business People Put the Old Rules Out to Pasture; and a conversation with Jeff Yeager, the cheapest man in America. From Liberty, a review of Libertarianism: For and Against by Craig Duncan and Tibor R. Machan; more on Liberal Fascism by Jonah Goldberg; more on Bryan Caplan's The Myth of the Rational Voter; if you're going to write a biography of Ludwig von Mises, you have your work cut out for you; and a look at the story of Laissez Faire Books: R.I.P.? A review of Samuel Freeman's Justice and the Social Contract: Essays on Rawlsian Political Philosophy; Paul Graham's Rawls; Thomas Pogge's John Rawls: His Life and Theory of Justice; and David Lewis Schaefer's Illiberal Justice: John Rawls vs. the American Political Tradition. Matthew Yglesias reviews The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule by Thomas Frank. Is the Southern Strategy dead? Harold Meyerson investigates. Why “business ethics” fail: They don’t address the problem of greed. Daniel Freeman warns that the 21st century could be the "age of paranoia".
From FP, here's a list of the world’s ugliest elections. Chris Hedges on America’s political cannibalism. From ZNet, an article on proto-fascism in the United States: Campaign reflections. Recent fictionalizations of our 43rd president show that we're done with the screeds and parodies; after eight long years, we just want to know what makes him tick. Political science: An article on what being neat or messy says about political leanings. A review of The Persuadable Voter by Sunshine Hillygus and Todd Shields. Immanuel Wallerstein on a long-term view of the Depression. Bill McKibben reviews Hot, Flat, and Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman. Michael C. Moynihan on the rise of disaster socialism. From Things of Interest, here are methods for destroying the Earth. From Cosmos, an article on the science of good and evil. From Lacan.com, Jacques-Alain Miller on how we love the one who responds to our question: “Who Am I?” Lost boys: Four books offer explanations on the crisis of masculinity. Charm school: Scholars unpack the secrets of charisma, and suggest the elusive quality can be taught. A review of Weakness of Will from Plato to the Present. From ARPA, a review of A Good Death: An Argument for Voluntary Euthanasia by Rodney Syme and Experiments in Love and Death: Medicine, Postmodernism, Microethics and the Body by Paul Komesaroff.