A new issue of the Journal of Conflictology is out. Abdolkarim Sadrieh and Marina Schroder (Magdeburg): The Desire to Influence Others. From Next Left Notes, Howard Machtinger on the impossibility of change and its other possibilities. Mattia Riccardi reviews The Soul of Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil by Maudemarie Clark and David Dudrick. Igor Stramignoni reviews Anti-Nietzsche by Malcolm Bull. Scott F. Aikin and Robert B. Talisse on reading weird books in public. Tim Dickinson on the Obama campaign's real heroes: Meet 10 key operatives who got the president re-elected. David Warsh on understanding the history of technological change. Maxwell Woods interviews Thomas Friese on translating Ernst Junger's The Adventurous Heart: Figures and Capriccios. Rachel Sagner Buurma reviews The Art of the Epigraph: How Great Books Begin. Gavin McInnes on 10 facts about Brooklyn natives. Culture is not a crime: Paul M. Davis on 10 years of Creative Commons. Scott McLemee reviews Ulrich Beck’s Twenty Observations on a World in Turmoil. Why David beat Goliath: Malcolm Gladwell says underdogs should play to their strengths.