From National Geographic, the forgotten faithful: Followers of Jesus for nearly 2,000 years, Arab Christians today are disappearing from the land where their faith was born. A review of Hard Surface: In Search of the Canadian Road by Peter Unwin. An interview with Knute Berger’s Pugetopolis: A Mossback Takes on Growth Addicts, Weather Wimps, and the Myth of Seattle Nice. An interview with Charter '08 member Sha Yexin, author of Jiang Qing and Her Husbands. Can China go green? Beijing has big plans to curb pollution and start a cleantech industry, but the global recession and looming trade frictions will test its resolve (and more). A review of David Holmgren's Future Scenarios: How Communities Can Adapt to Peak Oil and Climate Change. Authoritarianism's new wave: Today's undemocratic governments are smarter and more sophisticated than ever before. A review of Detlev Claussen's Theodor W. Adorno: One Last Genius (and more). Missing links: There’s a divide between what we should know about science and what we learn from most newspapers. Is interracial marriage legal? Here's the story of one man’s contribution to multiculturalism. A review of Non-Places: An Introduction to Supermodernity by Marc Auge. A review of The Life and Death of Democracy by John Keane (and more and more).