A new issue of Hippocampus is out. John William Draper (Penn): Extinction and Risk. From Human Life Review, a symposium on Truth-Telling in the Public Square. From Full Stop, an interview with Bookforum’s Chris Lehmann on the beleaguered status of social criticism, the ethics of covering the Republican primaries, and writing in the shadows of the 20th century’s leading public intellectuals. A review of Ernest Gellner: An Intellectual Biography by John A. Hall. An interview with former radical bookstore owner Sean Stewart, editor of In On the Ground: An Illustrated Anecdotal History of the Sixties Underground Press in the US. Dan Ariely on understanding the dangers of “ego-depletion”. Is it possible to predict what the world will look like in 2052? Jorgen Randers thinks so, and his global forecast may surprise you. A review of Philosophical Interventions: Reviews 1986-2011 by Martha C. Nussbaum.