From Law and Contemporary Problems, special issues on the law and politics of international delegation; and odious debts and state corruption (and more). From LRB, a review of Franz Kafka: The Office Writings; and a review of The House of Wittgenstein: A Family at War by Alexander Waugh. A look at why the French maid is about to clean up — and save her nation from economic ruin. An article on Angelina Jolie: Lady Madonna or manipulator? AC Grayling on the hard truth about animal research. From Doublethink, we’re on a bus, and it’s 6:45 in the morning — just another day on Foothill Transit, Line 187: the Murder Bus. Should judges be elected or appointed? In the case of international courts, this age-old conundrum has a new twist. Is crime contagious? Experiments vindicate the broken windows theory of how disorder spreads (and more). From TNR, more on Drew Faust's This Republic of Suffering (and more from Bookforum). How secular is America?: Will Barack Obama's presidency usher a new age of tolerance in a country that has seen religious discrimination rise after September 11, 2001? A review of The Philosopher and the Wolf: Lessons from the Wild on Love, Death and Happiness by Mark Rowlands. More and more and more on Andrew Bacevich's The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism

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