A new issue of The Atlantic Monthly is out. Dunja Larise (Science Po): State, Democracy and Ethnicity in Global Political Economy. Bouncing back may be tough, but so are we. Alison Bass reviews The Book of Woe: The DSM and the Unmaking of Psychiatry by Gary Greenberg and Saving Normal: An Insider’s Revolt Against Out-of-Control Psychiatric Diagnosis, DSM-5, Big Pharma, and the Medicalization of Ordinary Life by Allen Frances. From Culture Wars, Alexander Zubatov on the ascendancy of the ass-backwards masses and how we can still turn it around. An excerpt from If A, Then B: How the World Discovered Logic by Michael Shenefelt and Heidi White. From Political Theology, welcome to the Desert of the Real, once more. Political motivation and piracy: Douglas Guilfoyle on what history doesn’t teach us about law. From Five Books, an interview with Gideon Rachman on the world since 1978.