Jacob Copeman (Edinburgh) and Deepa S. Reddy (Houston): The Didactic Death: Publicity, Instruction and Body Donation (“What value does death acquire when body organs are pledged for transplantation?”) Don’t forget the atheists when tragedy strikes. Meet John Lott, the man who wants to arm America's teachers. The king of con-men: The biggest fraud in history is a warning to professional and amateur investors alike. Utopian for beginners: Amateur linguist John Quijada loses control of the language he invented. Why time is a social construct: Psychologists and anthropologists debate how different cultures answer the question, “What time is it?” Jim Sleeper on the parallel between today's gun enthusiasts and yesterday's racial segregationists. Tim Lacy reviews American Nietzsche: A History of an Icon and His Ideas by Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen (and part 2 and part 3 and part 4 and part 5 and part 6 and part 7). Noam Scheiber on why Obama must go over the cliff to save his second term. Jeff Madrick on how either way we’re going over the cliff. “I am not a contrarian. I find contrarians annoying”: Spiked.com editor Brendan O’Neill answers readers’ questions.

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