The history of an illusion

From The New Yorker, what can tribal societies tell us about our need to get even? Jared Diamond wants to know. From CQ Politics, a look at how top lawmakers try to turn blogs to their advantage. From Seed, putting the "invisible hand" to work for nature could reshape the values of capitalism; and a look at how governments reconsider the risk of Near-Earth asteroid and comet impacts. Here's a reconsideration of Richard Dawkins and his selfish meme. Is there moral progress? Peter Singer investigates. Can Obama really end the war? Is he really a Marxist? Or just the next McGovern?  How Brazilian waxes make our era less like the freewheeling '60s and more like the Victorian years. Michael Roth reviews Leo Bersani and Adam Phillips's Intimacies. Sex, Nazis, and Videotape: An article on the inestimable entertainment of the Max Mosley scandal. The "Father of Negritude" Aime Cesaire dies at 94. Let's dump Earth Day: Affection for our planet is misdirected and unrequited. We need to focus on saving ourselves. A review of Analytic Philosophy: The History of an Illusion by Aaron Preston; and a review of Analytic Philosophy and the Return of Hegelian Thought by Paul Redding. A review of The Historical Figure of Jesus by E. P. Sanders. How blue is your collar? The bloviating white men of political television are obsessed with maintaining their blue-collar cred.