From The National Interest, League of Demagoguery: Anatol Lieven reviews Philip Bobbitt's Terror and Consent and Robert Kagan's The Return of History and the End of Dreams; the Legend of a Democracy Promoter: How and why democracy promotion became a permanent fixture of American foreign policy; and a review of books on Iraq. Growth factor: How big government helps the economy take off. A review of Are the Rich Necessary? Great Economic Arguments and How They Reflect Our Personal Values by Hunter Lewis. The secret benefits of fandom: It's not just psychological — when your favorite team wins a game, you may actually profit. From the latest issue of Bookforum, no heaven on Earth: Verlyn Klinkenborg on nature writing. A review of Leviathan: Or, The Whale by Philip Hoare. From The New Individualist, cartoons of the prophet Muhammed sent angry Muslims into the streets — just wait until they see the work of cartoonist Bosch Fawstin; we all know that schools are hostile to individualism, but what would an individualist educational system look like?; and when men return to space, they'll pack a lot of baggage, but what kind of philosophical baggage will they bring with them? An interview with James Hughes on physicists, zombies, nanobots, and other long-odds threats to life as we know it. What makes people vote Republican? Jonathan Haidt investigates.

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