To accept what cannot be helped

A new issue of German Law Journal is out. Charles K. Whitehead (Cornell): Why Not a CEO Term Limit? From LRB, who owns Kafka? Judith Butler wants to know. From Foreign Affairs, Robert H. Pelletreau on transforming the Middle East: Comparing the uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, and Bahrain. Does better productivity kill jobs? Here are 6 subtle ways you're getting screwed at the grocery store. The Moral Crusade Against Foodies: Gluttony dressed up as foodie-ism is still gluttony. Why has biography become respectable as a form of research? A review of Jet Age: The Comet, the 707, and the Race to Shrink the World by Sam Howe Verhovek. Should we debunk astrologers more respectfully?: It's easy to make fun of astrology, but are we lazy in our criticisms? Let's get 2012 started: Paul Waldman on the virtues of a long presidential campaign cycle. To accept what cannot be helped: At 80, a woman with a fatal disease knows she doesn’t want to die in the hospital and discovers, with her family, what that really means. Is the global recovery becoming a sure thing? Boca on the Black Sea: An American developer seeks to create the “Florida of the Caucasus”. A new initiative provides real numbers, for the first time, on how transgender Americans are discriminated against — and they're startling. Are jobless graduates causing the protests in the Middle East? Peter Berkowitz reviews Because it is Wrong: Torture, Privacy, and Presidential Power in the Age of Terror by Charles Fried and Gregory Fried (and more). How long is a severed head conscious for? The first chapter from Group Problem Solving by Patrick R. Laughlin. A truly graphic adventure: Richard Moss on the 25-year rise and fall of a beloved genre. A review of Jerusalem: The Biography by Simon Sebag Montefiore.