A review of Liberty's Exiles: The Loss of America and the Remaking of the British Empire by Maya Jasanoff. James Simpson on his book Under the Hammer: Iconoclasm in the Anglo-American Tradition. Why don't Americans play cricket? All the other former British colonies seem to. Sorry, America: Canada and Australia have the most livable cities in the world (and more). Settlers and Expatriates: Anna Sanderson reviews three accounts of imperial history from the point of view of the colonists. A review of White Savage: William Johnson and the Invention of America by Fintan O’Toole. Britain isn't called great for nothing: Britons are too quick to damn these isles — how stupid when we have so much to celebrate. From Australian Review of Public Affairs, a review of Rodney Cavalier’s Power Crisis: The Self-Destruction of a State Labor Party and Lenore Taylor and David Uren’s Shitstorm: Inside Labor’s Darkest Days. A review of Liberalism: A Counter-History by Domenico Losurdo (and more). Left Behind: Why don’t the British teach their students about imperial history? The multiculti tango needs to be abolished or at the very least reconfigured, and the open space where the hyphen inserts itself closed — will Canada’s leaders have the courage to adopt the necessary steps? Small is cute, sexy, and successful: Why independence for Wales and other countries makes economic sense. A review of Unfinished Revolution: The Early American Republic in a British World by Sam W. Haynes. A review of Empires of Religion. The recent violence in Northern Ireland does not mark a return to the dark days, but as long as communities remain segregated, there will be trouble. A look at six Victorian inheritances Canadians should cherish. A review of Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class by Owen Jones (and more and more and more).

Alexander Libman, Andre Schultz and Thomas Graeber (Frankfurt): Tax Return as a Political Statement. Elizabeth Berenguer Megale (Barry): From Innocent Boys to Dirty Old Men: Why the Sex Offender Registry Fails Our Children. If magazines are supposed to be cool, Mental Floss doesn’t stand a chance, but it is a great case study for the magazine business as a whole. A field guide to bullshit: How do people defend their beliefs in bizarre conspiracy theories or the power of crystals? Philosopher Stephen Law has tips for spotting their strategies. Expert Insight: A fascinating new business that allows you to buy personal advice from a Nobel Prize-winning economist or poker champion. Knockout King: Kids call it a game, academics call it a bogus trend, cops call it murder. Learning Unplugged: Find it on the Internet but learn it in real life. A look at archaeology's tech revolution since Indiana Jones. Cosmo sex facts: Confessions from a fact-checker at Cosmopolitan magazine. Politics and Liberty: Political philosopher Pierre Manent rethinks the history of the West.

Michael J. Madison (Pittsburgh): Knowledge Curation. Jennifer Shkabatur (BU): A Global Panopticon? The Changing Role of International Organizations in the Information Age. Horace Anderson (Pace): No Bitin' Allowed: A Hip-Hop Copying Paradigm for All of Us. Barbara J. Evans (Houston): Much Ado About Data Ownership. Daniel J. Solove (GWU): Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff between Privacy and Security. Don't think Orwell, think Kafka: Daniel Solove on why privacy matters even if you have "nothing to hide". Our data, ourselves: What if privacy is keeping us from reaping the real benefits of the infosphere? A college professor's perspective on alliteracy, the technologic generation gap, and the end of reading as we know it. Could pirates be your friends? At university press meeting, some see advantage to having their works copied without permission. Steal This F&$#ing Book!: A surprise best seller raises interesting questions about intellectual property in the digital age. Writers as ideas: Writer's block = Getting cozy with writers instead of words written in blood, debt and beers. "Intertwingularity" is a term coined by Ted Nelson to express the complexity of interrelations in human knowledge. An interview with Seth Godin on the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything. Get to the good part: Terry Teachout writes in praise of shortened attention spans. An interview with Joshua Foer on Moonwalking With Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything.