A new issue of Catalyst is out. From Behemoth: A Journal on Civilisation, Tobias Nanz (JLU): Communication in Crisis: The “Red Phone” and the “Hotline”; and Sven Reichardt (Konstanz): Is “Warmth” a Mode of Social Behaviour? Considerations on a Cultural History of the Left-Alternative Milieu from the Late Sixties to the Mid Eighties. How "X-Rated" became synonymous with porn: "Adult films" weren't always smut; some were even Oscar nominees — what changed? More and more and more and more and more and more and more and more on Donald Rumsfeld's Known and Unknown. If you know The Hitchhiker's Guide to The Galaxy, then you also know the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything — but how did Douglas Adams come up with that number? (and more) Video of an uncontacted tribe spotted in the Brazilian jungle has been released, bringing them to life in ways that photographs alone cannot. What is the best way to protect U.S. critical infrastructure from a cyber attack? Neoliberalism and hegemony in the new millennium: Omer Moussaly on the rise of a new "Postmodern prince" based on the writings of neo-Gramscians such as Robert Cox and Stephen Gill. King David's War: Petraeus has a new plan to finish the war — double down on a failed strategy. A review of Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World's Most Dangerous Website by Daniel Domscheit-Berg (and more and more and more). Blended images show the "average" female face by country. As these examples show, one cannot claim that Nostradamus successfully predicted the future. The rise and fall of great powers is stochastic: Razib Khan is rather excited by the debut of Cliodynamics: The Journal of Theoretical and Mathematical History (and more). The Morgentaler Effect: What the champion of reproductive rights has to teach the right-to-die movement.

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