Hun Chung (Rochester): Hobbes's State of Nature: A Modern Bayesian Game-Theoretic Analysis. Waller R. Newell on how Plato and Aristotle help us understand the tyranny of Bashar al-Assad. Daniel Drezner on why Obama is arming Syria's rebels: it's the realism, stupid. Peter Ludlow on the real war on reality: Surveillance and deception are not just fodder for the next “Matrix” movie, but a real sort of epistemic warfare. Are savages noble? Ronald Bailey reviews Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us About Sex, Diet, and How We Live by Marlene Zuk and The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies? by Jared Diamond. Uncapturing the Friedmans: Jesse Friedman spent 13 years in prison as a notorious child rapist — he may soon get an apology. Jordan Weissman on the court ruling that could end unpaid internships for good.

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