Francois Tanguay-Renaud (Osgoode): Criminalizing the State. From Red Pepper, booktopia: Josie Long picks the eight books she'd take to the ends of the earth with her. From Bookforum, an interview with talks to Chris Hayes, author of Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy. A review of Sex at Dusk: Lifting the Shiny Wrapping from Sex at Dawn by Lynn Saxon. WorldNet Daily continues to pump out outrageous propaganda: The far-right website, when it’s not busy claiming soybeans cause homosexuality, is a leading source of baseless conspiracism. From The American Scholar, Priscilla Long remembers her friend Stephen Jay Gould; and Jessica Love on the psychology of swearing: Could cursing be good for us? A review of Inside Jokes: Using Humor to Reverse-engineer the Mind by Matthew M. Hurley, Daniel C. Dennett, and Reginald B. Adams Jr. Is beauty as significant to political science as categories such as sexuality, power, and death? Raymond Tallis on the case for assisted dying: Acting in the name of religion, a small and unrepresentative number of believers are inflicting needless suffering on others. Does gallows humor among physicians encourage accusations of murder and euthanasia?