From The Symptom, Alain Badiou on Philosophy as Biography; Jacques-Alain Miller on Elements of Epistemology; Slavoj Zizek on The Lacanian Real: Television; and Richard Kostelanetz on a Theory of the Tenured Class. From Prospect, Fethullah Gulen and his beliefs represent nothing new in Islamic thought; instead Gulenism is essentially a cult. Yeah, philosophy professors Ken Taylor and John Perry will give it some thought. Creative writing is as popular today as critical theory was a decade ago; why the change and how does it fit in with the study of English literature? A review of Democracy Incorporated: Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism by Sheldon S. Wolin. For McCain and Obama, games of chance have been not just a hobby but also a fundamental feature in their development as people and politicians. Does human culture evolve via natural selection, as our genes do? Paul Ehrlich investigates. From Harper's, what is poetry, and does it pay? Jake Silverstein investigates. The United Nations suggests globalization requires a safety net. Is the British Museum the greatest museum on earth? Incentivized birth: How Russia's baby-boosting policies are hurting the population. Finding the answers to today’s environmental problems: Axess meets with Elinor Ostrom. From Inkling, an article on the ultimate problemsolver: Computer + Evolution = Genius.