Ursula Elisabeth Daxecker (Amsterdam) and Brandon Prins (Tennessee): The New Barbary Wars: Forecasting Maritime Piracy. Eric Liu on why the decline of unions is your problem too. From Contents magazine, an interview with Rick Prelinger and Megan Shaw Prelinger on the library as a map. From Humanity blog, Samuel Moyn on four ways to talk about the International Criminal Court: Politics, promotion, professionalism, and preservation (in 7 parts). Is friendship better than romance? Alice Gregory reviews Friendfluence: The Surprising Ways Friends Make Us Who We Are by Carlin Flora. Here is a practical problem: Where should a person who was harmed by a product be able to sue the manufacturer of that product? Jane Shallice reviews Catastrophism: The Apocalyptic Politics of Collapse and Rebirth by Sasha Lille, David McNally, Eddie Yuen, by James Davis.