From Harvard Magazine, an article on the causes and consequences of the wide—and growing—gap between rich and poor. A review of We Shall Overcome: A History of Civil Rights and the Law by Alexander Tsesis. A review of First Stop in the New World: Mexico City, the Capital of the 21st Century by David Lida. Stalin was right? More on Slavoj Zizek's In Defense of Lost Causes. A review of The Importance of Being Trivial by Mark Mason and Real Men Eat Puffer Fish by Robert Twigger. A review of The Populist Vision by Charles Postel. Who needs the humanities? Steve Fuller wants to know. What the authors of the Second Amendment did not foresee is that when people own a gun, they unwittingly raise their risk of getting hurt and killed — because the odds that they will one day use their gun to commit suicide. Mark Krikorian on The Real Reconquista—Mass immigration and American sovereignty. The first chapter from Identity and Control: How Social Formations Emerge by Harrison C. White.  Scientists in popular culture are inevitably mad, bad and dangerously keen on bubbling vials of ghastly liquids — should this bother them? Battle for the 'burbs: An excerpt from Reihan Salam and Ross Douthat's Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream (and more and more).