From Global-e, Michael A. Peters (Illinois): Information, Globalization and Democracy: The Utopian Moment? An interview with Susan Petrilli and Augusto Ponzio on the semiotic basis of knowledge and ethics. How should a democratic community make public policy? The first chapter from Democracy and Knowledge: Innovation and Learning in Classical Athens by Josiah Ober. From The Insider, an article on why capitalism is good for the soul. From African American Review, a review of Black is a Country: Race and the Unfinished Struggle for Democracy by Nikhil Pal Singh. A review of Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North by Thomas J. Sugrue. More and more on Gabriel Garcia Marquez: a Life by Gerald Martin.  A review of Fredric Jameson's Archaeologies of the Future: The Desire Called Utopia and Other Science Fictions. The introduction to Economic Gangsters: Corruption, Violence and the Poverty of Nations by Raymond Fisman and Edward Miguel (and a review and a panel). From Arts & Opinion, an article on steroid hysteria: unpacking the claims; and why abstract art is not art. From Liberal Education, a special issue on the future of interdisciplinary studies. From Expositions, a review essay on the evolution of evolution theory and its controversies. Can’t keep track of your sex life? The Internet can. 

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