Whether we name it or not

A new issue of Pastoralism is out. Richard L. Hasen (UC-Irvine): A Constitutional Right to Lie in Campaigns and Elections? From Catapult, a special issue on conviction: Whether we name it or not, our actions fundamentally emerge from a worldview, a way of understanding who we are and what our responsibility is in the world. From Nerve, farewell, my pizza boy: Jeremy Harlin on the six new porn plotlines. The most influential billionaire in America is Peter G. Peterson, whose misleading campaign to “reform” traditional social welfare programs has subtly set the terms of the Washington debate. The weather made me do it: An interview with Peter Watson, author of The Great Divide: History and Human Nature in the Old World and the New. Where is the line between voting according to our moral convictions and voting to enforce our ideas of morality on others? "The Hustler's MBA" is a modest proposal for a four-year alternative to university for recent high-school grads. Where the 1970s are ancient history: Young Vietnamese line up for American coffee, not exhibits on American “atrocities”. Samuel Helfont reviews Islam and the Arab Awakening by Tariq Ramadan.