From Kritike, Kenneth Masong (KUL): Iris Murdoch’s The Bell: Tragedy, Love, and Religion; Saitya Brata Das (Marc Bloch): ‘To Philosophize is to Learn How to Die?’; and Saladdin Said Ahmed (Brock): Mass Mentality, Culture Industry, Fascism. From The Independent Review, Max Hocutt (Alabama): In Defense of Herbert Spencer; Rafael Reuveny (Indiana): The Last Colonialist: Israel in the Occupied Territories since 1967; a review of The Roman Predicament: How the Rules of International Order Create the Politics of Empire by Harold James; and a review of The Bottomless Well: The Twilight of Fuel, the Virtue of Waste, and Why We Will Never Run Out of Energy by Peter W. Huber and Mark P. Mills. Why crime pays: An interview with Raymond Fisman and Edward Miguel, authors of Economic Gangsters: Corruption, Violence and the Poverty of Nations. From the Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality, it starts in the womb: An article on helping parents understand infant sexuality. From Green Anarchy, Sal Insieme on questions for the nomadic wanderers in all of us. From The African Review of Books, Soyinka's life and work in pictures: A review of WS: a life in full by Bankole Olayebi. From The Root, Henry Luis Gates, Jr. interviews Wole Soyinka on the future of Africa. From NPR, Ken Rudin on the Republican Party after Bush.