John Buschman (Seton Hall): Habermas and Intellectual Freedom: Three Paths. Should the the U.S. strike Syria? Max Fisher on the five smartest arguments. Freddie deBoer on Good Wars, Real or Imagined: How many times must we witness the collapse of good intentions into horror and failure before we no longer allow the “Decent Left” to wear those good intentions like a mark of courage? Anugrah Kumar on how the Bible's End Times prophecy could be linked to possible US attack on Syria. From the NYRB, Peter Beinart on the American Jewish cocoon. Garance Franke-Ruta on the everlasting realities of the bohemian lifestyle: As writers in New York lament the "de-classing of intellectuals," a reminder that creative types have never had it easy. Tyler Cowen on who will prosper in the new world. How much is a life worth? Ken Feinberg, the man tasked with compensating victims after a devastating tragedy, knows the answer — and it’s rarely the same. "Something terrible has happened here": Adam B. Vary on the crazy story of how "Clue" went from forgotten flop to cult triumph. Slavoj Zizek Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange: Our new heroes. Wall Street isn't shaping the New York mayoral race — thank public financing. A #SlatePitches Special Report: David Weigel on The Onion — not funny. Noreen Malone on why The Onion is the country’s best op-ed page — seriously.