Dionne L. Koller (Baltimore): How the United States Government Sacrifices Athletes' Constitutional Rights in the Pursuit of National Prestige. From Military Review, Christopher Housenick (American U): Winning Battles but Losing Wars: Three Ways Successes in Combat Promote Failures in Peace. From Nebula, a special issue on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Communist loser: A review of Eric Hobsbawm's On Empire: America, War and Global Supremacy (and more). From Re.Press, you can download The Radical Critique of Liberalism: In Memory of a Vision by Toula Nicolacopoulos. The introduction to The Subprime Solution: How Today's Global Financial Crisis Happened, and What to Do about It by Robert J. Shiller (and an interview). The case for single payer national health insurance: A chapter from Ten Excellent Reasons for National Health Insurance. From News & Letters, an article on healthcare and Marx's view of the future. Sarah Palin shares nothing but a chromosome with Hillary Clinton — she is Phyllis Schlafly, only younger. Benny Morris reviews Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism: From Sacred Texts to Solemn History by Andrew G. Bostom. An interview with Orhan Pamuk: "Winning the Nobel Prize made everything political". An interview with writer and pioneer of cyberpunk William Gibson on American politics, the online age and Voodoo.
From NeoAmericanist, Elizabeth J. Vincelette (ODU): Identity and Ideology: Press One for American English; and Lindsey Churchill (FSU): Dissenting Americans or Disloyal Deviants: Left Wing "Anti-Americanism" in America (1962-1975). The introduction to Supercapitalism by Robert Reich (and an interview). From Democratiya, a review of The Politics of Inequality: A Political History of the Idea of Economic Inequality in America by Michael J. Thompson; a review of The Age of Apology: Facing up to the Past; a review of Brother Tariq: The Doublespeak of Tariq Ramadan by Caroline Fourest; and a review of Jazzocracy: Jazz, Democracy, and the Creation of a New American Mythology by Kabir Sehgal. How John McCain and the Republicans became the aggrieved party; and James Kirchick on despots and the lobbyists who love them. A look at how Republicans fell in love with a pregnant, unwed teenager. A review of The Baby in the Mirror: A Child’s World from Birth to Three by Charles Ferneyhough and How Infants Know Minds by Vasudevi Reddy. Rachel Cohen reviews Home by Marilynne Robinson. Classical to Rap: Music lovers have much more in common than you would think. From Greenland's Sermitsiaq, an expedition has found that the Northwest and Northeast Passages in the Arctic Ocean are both ice-free; and boy catches mighty cod.
From The National Interest, League of Demagoguery: Anatol Lieven reviews Philip Bobbitt's Terror and Consent and Robert Kagan's The Return of History and the End of Dreams; the Legend of a Democracy Promoter: How and why democracy promotion became a permanent fixture of American foreign policy; and a review of books on Iraq. Growth factor: How big government helps the economy take off. A review of Are the Rich Necessary? Great Economic Arguments and How They Reflect Our Personal Values by Hunter Lewis. The secret benefits of fandom: It's not just psychological — when your favorite team wins a game, you may actually profit. From the latest issue of Bookforum, no heaven on Earth: Verlyn Klinkenborg on nature writing. A review of Leviathan: Or, The Whale by Philip Hoare. From The New Individualist, cartoons of the prophet Muhammed sent angry Muslims into the streets — just wait until they see the work of cartoonist Bosch Fawstin; we all know that schools are hostile to individualism, but what would an individualist educational system look like?; and when men return to space, they'll pack a lot of baggage, but what kind of philosophical baggage will they bring with them? An interview with James Hughes on physicists, zombies, nanobots, and other long-odds threats to life as we know it. What makes people vote Republican? Jonathan Haidt investigates.