Markha Valenta (Radboud): Pluralist Democracy or Scientistic Monocracy? Debating Ritual Slaughter. Nathan Heller reviews Far From the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity by Andrew Solomon (and more). Could pop culture be the most effective method of warning the public about existential dangers? John Mecklin reviews Atomic Comics: Cartoonists Confront the Nuclear World by Ferenc Morton Szasz. Doc Stull interviews Dave Gluck, co-author (with Bernie Williams) of Rhythms of the Game: The Link Between Musical and Athletic Performance. Ideology masquerading as evidence: Jayne Lucke on pro-life opposition to contraception. Can the Federal Reserve help prevent a second recession? William Greider wants to know. From Crisis, Anthony Esolen on the sexual revolution and its victims (and part 2). An interview with Aaron James, author of Assholes: A Theory (and more). Ask an economist: Which Bond villain plan would have worked (and which not)? Trap Streets: James Bridle on the road not taken. Totalitarianism, famine and us: Have histories of famines caused by totalitarianism become a distraction to the new politics of hunger? Tristan Bekinschtein reviews Curious Behavior: Yawning, Laughing, Hiccuping, and Beyond by Robert R. Provine.