From Amsterdam Law Forum, a special issue on freedom of expression, including Richard Moon (Windsor): The Social Character of Freedom of Expression. From rats and pigeons to cultural practices: A review of Beyond the Box: B. F. Skinner's Technology of Behavior from Laboratory to Life, 1950s to 1970s by Alexandra Rutherford. From The Brooklyn Rail, Joseph Riippi on something about writing like Pinter or George W. Bush; and an essay on experimental geography, from cultural production to the production of space. A review of Worlds Made of Words: Scholarship and Community in the Modern West by Anthony Grafton. In the age of e-mail, it has become easy — perhaps too easy — for readers to get in touch with authors. Why have an opinion if on a better day we know in advance that it’s not likely to change someone else’s and that there is only a remote chance that we’re likely to act on it? Michael Dirda reviews The Infinity of Lists by Umberto Eco (and more by Albert Mobilio at Bookforum). A review of Liberty in the Age of Terror: A Defence of Civil Society and Enlightenment Values by AC Grayling (and more). A Back to the Future Jeffersonian Liberalism: Terry Michael on how the Democrats can thrive in the Information Age. A review of Calvin and Hobbes: The Unconventional Story of Bill Watterson and His Revolutionary Comic Strip by Nevin Martell. Extended warranties are a cash cow for retailers — why do we buy in? Why urban chicken farming is not as weird as it sounds. A review of The Other Side of Sadness: What the New Science of Bereavement Tells Us About Life After Loss by George A. Bonanno.

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