You’re a carbuncle on the face of humanity

From Wired, here are the top 5 reasons to dislike pre-med students. From the latest issue of The Trumpeter, Michael E. Zimmerman (Colorado): Heidegger in the Mountains. Turn the other cheek, or pop him on the nose? Even if we are violent by nature, following "the law of love" can also win the day. A review of Atoms and Alchemy: Chymistry and the Experimental Origins of the Scientific Revolution by William R. Newman. A review of The Finger Book: Sex, Behaviour and Disease Revealed in the Fingers by John T. Manning. From Intelligent Life, an article on the rise and fall of The Beeb. If America declines, don't expect anyone to talk about it: An excerpt from Kevin Phillips' Bad Money (and more and more). From Taki's Top Drawer, a look at why nationalism is what we need now: The case for an “unpatriotic conservatism”; and is there conservatism beyond Christianity? (or how to book a mental vacation in Athens or Valhalla) From Law and Politics Book Review, a special issue of Legal Fiction. The Archipelago of Arrogance: Dude, if you're reading this, you're a carbuncle on the face of humanity and an obstacle to civilization — feel the shame. Rosie Blau reviews Liao Yiwu’s The Corpse Walker: Real-Life Stories, China from the Bottom Up and Floris-Jan van Luyn’s A Floating City of Peasants: The Great Migration in Contemporary China.