A review of A History of Women's Political Thought in Europe, 1400-1700 by Jacqueline Broad and Karen Green. A review of Becoming a Woman in the Age of Letters by Dena Goodman. Is it really true that women haven’t been writing brainy philosophical novels until now? Women are often the cruellest critics of other female writers — where does this anger come from, and at what expense? Ariel Levy reviews When Everything Changed by Gail Collins (and more and more and more) and You’ve Come a Long Way, Maybe: Sarah, Michelle, Hillary and the Shaping of the New American Woman by Leslie Sanchez. Sandra Tsing Loh reviews Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace by Ayelet Waldman and The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer. There is a tendency to think that only men treat women in a sexist way, but a new study shows that both men and women participate in maintaining a gender hierarchy in our society. Are men more competitive than women? Ray Fisman investigates. An interview with Satoshi Kanazawa on books about men and women. Are Western men doomed? David Brooks and Gail Collins debate. An article on the growing power of the men’s rights movement (and a response). What's the alternative to Tucker Max?: Many progressive young men are rejecting traditional and toxic notions of masculinity, but they're still figuring out what should replace it. A review of Packaging Boyhood: Saving Our Sons from Superheroes, Slackers, and Other Media Stereotypes by Sharon Lamb, Lyn Mikel Brown and Mark Tappan. The puzzle of boys: Scholars and others debate what it means to grow up male in America.


From Standpoint, Nick Cohen on Noam Chomsky and the manufacture of conspiracy theory. Chomsky Half Full: An interview with Noam Chomsky (and more). From Swans, Michael Barker on Howard Zinn and the co-option of social change. From Fast Capitalism, Mark Featherstone (Keele): Appetite for Destruction: On Naomi Klein’s Neo-liberal Utopia-Dystopia (and Naomi Klein revisits No Logo, ten years later; and Herbert Gintis reviews The Shock Doctrine). From Eat the State!, ten years after: Maria Tomchick on the legacy of the Seattle WTO protests (and more). A review of Flat Broke in the Free Market: How Globalization Fleeced Working People by Jon Jeter (and more). Orwell's Epiphany: Capitalism relies on infinite expansion for its survival, which automatically leads to imperialism; to uproot this capitalist ideology will require a revival of the body politic. How free-market delusions destroyed the economy: An excerpt from Raj Patel's The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy. An interview with Joseph Heath, author of Filthy Lucre: Economics for People Who Hate Capitalism. Immanuel Wallerstein on the crisis of the capitalist system: Where do we go from here? From MR, is capitalism really on its last legs?: An interview with Michael D. Yates and Fred Magdoff, authors of The ABCs of the Economic Crisis: What Working People Need to Know (and more and more). A review of Capital as Power: A Study of Order and Creorder by Jonathan Nitzan and Shimshon Bichler. The Coming Insurrection: Nothing will change without a revolution.


The Impartial Spectator: Dinesh D'Souza on a moral argument for life after death (and part 2 and part 3). A consortium of magazine publishers including Time Inc. and Conde Nast are jointly building an online newsstand for magazines in multiple digital formats. A look at why universities welcome theological colleges. From New Scientist, an article on the truth about the disappearing honeybees (and more; and more at Bookforum). The Fifty-Year War: We learned so much, at such cost, in Vietnam — why must we learn it all again in Afghanistan? A special "Helmets and Lost Planets" issue of the Annals of Improbable research is out. More on Animal Spirits by George Akerlof and Robert Shiller. No freaking way: Freak dancing at Catholic high school events, both on and off property, should be talked about. Here are 6 things your body does every day that science can't explain. A review of On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society by Dave Grossman. A look at how vegetarianism is a major step for environmental change. Ward E. Jones explores the theory of comedy with "The King of Comedy". Who needs God when we've got Mammon?: The world's most prosperous (and happiest) countries are also its least religious. Here's smug married advice to the single: Emotional risk in dating is a lot like financial risk in investing. Lorraine Bowman-Grieve (Leeds Trinity): Anti-abortion Extremism Online. A look at how the search for aliens gets harder — but more encouraging. My life as a political cartoonist: Jonathan Shapiro, better known as Zapiro, is South Africa’s top political cartoonist.


A new issue of African American Review is out. From TNR, a review of Up from History: The Life of Booker T. Washington by Robert J. Norrell (and more at First Things). A review of Divine Discontent: The Religious Imagination of W.E.B. DuBois by Jonathon Kahn. From Americana, Massimo Rubboli (Genoa): "Now That He Is Safely Dead": The Construction of the Myth of Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968); and Nina Bosnicova (GS): God is an Activist: Religion in Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and The Autobiography of Malcolm X. From CT, a review of Jesus and Justice: Evangelicals, Race and American Politics by Peter Goodwin Heltzel; a review of Your Spirits Walk Beside Us: The Politics of Black Religion by Barbara Dianne Savage; a review of The Decline of African American Theology: From Biblical Faith to Cultural Captivity by Thabiti Anyabwile; and a review of Race: A Theological Account by J. Kameron Carter. An interview with Cornel West on Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud (and more and more and more). The problem with the Black intelligentsia: Any symbolism from our "post-racial" president means absolutely nothing until smart African-Americans can replace Obama-fed neurosis with real-world understanding. The case for Du Bois after the century of the color line: Peniel Joseph reviews In the Shadow of DuBois: Afro-Modern Political Thought in America by Robert Gooding-Williams. John McWhorter on how Zora Neale Hurston’s writing challenged black people as well as white — and why National Review would have loved her. Meet The Root 100, men and women who are changing the world.

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