A new issue of Ducts is out. I. Glenn Cohen and Travis G. Coan (Harvard): Can You Buy Sperm Donor Identification? An Experiment. From Edge, blood is their argument: A special event on Napoleon Chagnon, with Steven Pinker, Richard Wrangham, Daniel C. Dennett, and others. From The Atlantic, Conor Friedersdorf on the irrationality of giving up this much liberty to fight terror: When confronted by far deadlier threats, Americans are much less willing to cede freedom and privacy; and all the infrastructure a tyrant would need, courtesy of Bush and Obama: More and more, we're counting on having angels in office and making ourselves vulnerable to devils. Kieran Healy on using metadata to find Paul Revere. Louis Proyect on George Scialabba, the best since Gore Vidal. Scottie Hughes on why Michele Bachmann should lead the IRS. Patrick McGuire on how the Rob Ford scandal is just like The Wire.

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