Scott Woodcock (Victoria): When Will Your Consequentialist Friend Abandon You for the Greater Good? There's no shortage of movies that play fast and loose with the laws of nature — one scientist is on a mission to fix these flaws, but will it really improve scientific literacy? From Reason, an interview with The Philanthropy Roundtable’s Adam Meyerson on the future of charity, power grabs by the IRS, and pressures to create a nonprofit cartel. What is porn? Whatever Apple says is porn. From NYRB, Jeremy Bernstein on how Iran became a "nuclear state". Mixed Metaphors: Moises Naim on why the wars on cancer, poverty, drugs, terror, drunk driving, teen pregnancy, and other ills can't be won. From Slate, a debate on The Watchers: The Rise of America's Surveillance State by Shane Harris (and more and more). Making men without chests: RJ Snell on the intellectual life and moral imagination. Can sophisticated mathematical models help police fight crime? Three video interviews with Garry Wills, author of Bomb Power (and more and more and more; and a profile of Wills by Rick Perlstein at Bookforum). A review of Sexually, I’m More of a Switzerland: More Personal Ads from the London Review of Books. Your flying car awaits: Stephanie Hlywak on 8 predictions the futurists got wrong. As the Internet replaces print publishing, the urge to "unpublish" means censoring history. An interview with Marilyn Johnson, author of This Book Is Overdue!: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All (and more). Why has Gawkwardness given way to sweet, vulnerable, non-intimidating, awkwardness when it comes to online interactions? Digital Disappearance: Never has the world historical and cultural record been more accessible — or more fragile.

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