The misshapen mind

The latest issue of Bookforum is out, including Thomas Frank on The Naked and the Daft: Norman Mailer's chronicle of Chicago '68 points up the pitiful state of contemporary political commentary. From International Viewpoint, has working class consciousness collapsed? What drives market volatility? James Surowiecki investigates. Yoknapatawpha diplomacy: An article on Faulkner, the State Department, and Latin America. A review of Your Government Failed You: Breaking the Cycle of National Security Disasters by Richard Clarke. A review of Christopher Buckley's Supreme Courtship (and more and more). From Harvard International Review, a special issue on Elections: Practicing Politics. The introduction to The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies by Bryan Caplan. Is "nudging" the answer to the age-old debate about how much the state should do to control people's lives? (and more and more) The Misshapen Mind: How the brain's haphazard evolution left us with self-destructive instincts. A special issue of American Atheist is online. Sex, violence, and the culture war: Where does morality leave off and social science pick up? A review of Bacardi and the Long Fight for Cuba: The Biography of a Cause by Tom Gjelten. A review of Sound Moves: IPod Culture and Urban Experience by Michael Bull.