From The Claremont Review of Books, a review of The Warping of Government Work by John D. Donahue and A Government Ill Executed: The Decline of the Federal Service and How to Reverse It by Paul C. Light; four leading thinkers explain the current economic situation; and Hadley Arkes on civil rights and the conservative soul (and a response by William Voegeli). From 24/7 Wall Street, a look at why the sun is setting on Business Week, Forbes, and Fortune. A review of Sowing Crisis: The Cold War and American Dominance in the Middle East by Rashid Khalidi. Noah Eli Gordon reviews The Sound Mirror by Andrew Joron. A review of As They See 'Em: A Fan's Travels in the Land of Umpires by Bruce Weber. Should we “chemically castrate” sex offenders? Victims’ rights groups, Governor Bobby Jindal — and even some sex offenders themselves — say yes. Peter Augustine Lawler on irresponsible professors and lonely students. Odd Prize: An article on judging a book by its title. Dinesh D'Souza on why Peter Singer makes the New Atheists nervous. Rachel Morris on how Obama can reverse justice’s long slow slide to the right. Rebels without a cause: Liberal over-reaction makes it harder to have a rational debate about the database state. Dating Games: To play or not to play — and who makes the rules, anyway?

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