Sohail Inayatullah (Tamkang): Defeating the Taliban: Creating an Alternative Future Through Reframing and Humor. From the inaugural issue of the Journal of Integrated Social Sciences, Steve Bearman and Avril Thorne (UC-Santa Cruz) and Neill Korobov (UWG): The Fabric of Internalized Sexism (and a response and a reply); and Kenneth R. Cabell (Clark): How to Order a Baby: Confusions and Constructions of a Little Scientist in the Freudian World (and a response). Endless war, a recipe for four-star arrogance: Indications that the military's professional ethic is eroding should set off alarms. A review of The Masonic Myth: Unlocking the Truth about the Symbols, the Secret Rites, and the History of Masonry by Jay Kinney. A review of Before Roe v. Wade, ed. Linda Greenhouse and Reva Siegel. Academic cracks philosopher's musical code: Historian Jay Kennedy claims Plato's manuscripts are mathematically ordered according to 12-note scale. More and more and more and more and more and more and more on The Rational Optimist by Matt Ridley. The best vacation ever: How should you spend your time off? Believe it or not, science has some answers. Want fiscal reform? Let's start by targeting the fattest farm subsidy checks — which are mailed to the richest New York ZIP codes. Soap operas might save us from overpopulation: Bill Ryerson is using media to change behaviors that contribute to global overpopulation. More and more and more and more and more on At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson. A look at sex differences in approaching friends with benefits relationships. Economist Brad DeLong on why macroeconomics is pretty easy (and more). US hikers were seized in Iraq: An investigation finds Iranian forces crossed the border to arrest them; then a rogue officer took over custody.