A host of intriguing questions

The inaugural issue of Global Education Review is out. Amanda Jager (McGill): Educating for Autonomy: A Case for the Broader Acceptance of Homeschooling within Liberal Democratic Societies. Omar Guerrero-Orozco (UNAM): Methodology in Public Administration. Has higher education recreated the conditions that led to sophistry's rise? In ancient Athens, reviews could make tutors' reputations and there was fierce competition between educators — sound familiar? Arguably one of the most extraordinary scientific publications of all times, Sidereus Nuncius turned Galileo into the brightest new star of Western science; four centuries later, a faked copy of this book has disarmed a generation of Galileo experts, and raised a host of intriguing questions about the social nature of scholarly authentication, the precariousness of truth, and the revelatory power of fakes. Four evocative new trends happening on the newsstand today and a staunch one that never changes — a Mr. Magazine report from the field. Can watching TV improve your health? Maggie Gram on how public health wonks have figured out how to influence Hollywood writers — don’t call them, they’ll call you. “Made Up People”: Jennifer Crane and Claire Sewell on an interdisciplinary approach to labelling and the construction of people in post-war history. Tom McCarthy on the mapmaker's conundrum. Leigh Cowart on Ebola as nature’s most perfect killing machine: How has a virus with such a modest body count so fiercely captured the darkest corners of our imagination?