A new issue of Cultural Survival Quarterly is out. The CIA's Secret Sites in Somalia: Renditions, an underground prison and a new CIA base are elements of an intensifying US war, according to a Nation investigation in Mogadishu. From Skeptical Inquirer, a review of The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry by Jon Ronson; and Heaven’s stenographer: Joe Nickell on the "guided" hand of Vassula Ryden. Jonathan Soroff explains why some gays are against same-sex marriage. The battle beneath the battle: Do gay people exist? Excusing the inexcusable: The "greywashing" of the crimes of Nazi Germany continues. Social contagions debunked: Reports of infectious obesity and divorce were grossly overstated. 23 ways your car is better than your Dad's: It's a good thing they don't make cars the way they used to. A review of G.K. Chesterton: A Biography by Ian Ker. Boring conversation? Accessories that decipher emotional cues could save your social life — or reveal that you're a jerk. From Edge, intuitions sometimes feel like we have ESP, but it isn't magical, it's really a consequence of the experience we've built up. Buried in Obamacare is a secret weapon to contain Medicare costs — meet the group of House Democrats who want to destroy it. Tony Corn on the Atlantic alliance and the Sino-Islamic nexus: From the Hindu Kush to the shores of Tripoli. A look at how we stand on the shoulders of cultural giants. From U.S. Intellectual History, Andrew Hartman on children’s literature as intellectual history. Washington is out of touch, but how about Wall Street? Chip Berlet on Anders Behring Breivik as a soldier in the Christian Right culture wars and on how the Breivik 2011 manifesto echoes Republican operative Paul Weyrich's 1999 manifesto.

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