A bushel of facts

Jonathan B. Tucker (Monterey): The Future of Chemical Weapons. From Strategic Studies Quarterly, Phillip M. McCauley and Rodger A. Payne (Louisville): The Illogic of the Biological Weapons Taboo. Johnny Golding (Greenwich): Fractal Philosophy (and the small matter of learning how to listen): Attunement as the Task of Art. Here are sample chapters from Measuring Justice Primary Goods and Capabilities, ed. Harry Brighouse and Ingrid Robeyns. A review of The Company They Keep: C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien as Writers in Community by Diana Pavlac Glyer and Narnia and the Fields of Arbol: The Environmental Vision of C.S. Lewis by Matthew Dickerson and David O'Hara. How will the Obama administration respond to a formal complaint in the wake of serious black-on-Asian violence at South Philadelphia High School? A review of The Art of Choosing by Sheena Iyengar (and more and more and more). How Turkey manufactured a coup plot: The case of Cetin Dogan, a prominent Turkish Army general accused of conspiring against the government, suggests an ominous future for the country's democracy. A bushel of facts about the uniqueness of human pubic hair. An interview with Ben Wildavsky, author of The Great Brain Race: How Global Universities Are Reshaping the World (and more). Anthony de Jasay on the justice that overrules the rules of justice. The Las Vegas Sun deconstructs the facade of John Ensign. From Vanity Fair, with an insider’s look at the recent travails of several noble families, including his own, Charles Spencer fears for the future of stately homes — like Althorp, seat of the Spencers since 1508. A review of The Age of Absurdity: Why Modern Life Makes It Hard to Be Happy by Michael Foley. Fuck Church: Japan’s Little Pebble commune shows God how it’s done.