From CRB, Harvey Mansfield reviews Leo Strauss and the Politics of Exile: the Making of a Political Philosopher by Eugene R. Sheppard and Leo Strauss: An Intellectual Biography by Daniel Tanguay; Ramesh Ponnuru reviews The Big Con by Jonathan Chait; a review of The Two Faces of Liberalism: How the Hoover-Roosevelt Debate Shapes the 21st Century; a review of Marriage and Caste in America: Separate and Unequal Families in a Post-Marital Age by Kay S. Hymowitz and The Future of Marriage by David Blankenhorn; and a review of The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution by Kevin R.C. Gutzman. Patrick McGrath reviews Aleksandar Hemon's The Lazarus Project. From Wired, a series of articles on memory and brainpower. Is this green enough? How much are we willing to spend to save the planet? An interview with Daniel Gilbert, Professor Happiness. A review of Posthumous Keats by Stanley Plumly. A review of books on visual politics, and a review of books on Wall Street. New research from a Harvard scholar suggests that Africa's economic woes may have their roots in the slave trade. A review of Folk Psychological Narratives: The Sociocultural Basis of Understanding Reasons by Daniel D. Hutto. For two-thirds of its history, Homo sapiens lived exclusively in Africa — only now are the details of that period becoming clear.

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