Need to rethink everything

Lynne Rudder Baker (UMass): The Metaphysics of Everyday Life. Deepa Varadarajan (St. John's): A Trade Secret Approach to Protecting Traditional Knowledge. From Humanist Studies and the Digital Age, here are the proceedings of the international symposium, "Francesco Petrarca: From Manuscript to Digital Culture". A review of Can Intervention Work? by Rory Stewart and Gerald Knaus. A video of a horrendous hit-and-run accident in China involving a two-year-old child has sparked outcry in the nation and questions over the price of modernity. More and more and more and more and more and more and more on Steven Pinker's The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined. A review of Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human by Grant Morrison. Rightbloggers work on the Nixonization of Occupy Wall Street. Nate Silver on the geography of Occupying Wall Street (and everywhere else). A geography lesson for the Tea Party: Even as the movement’s grip tightens on the GOP, its influence is melting away across vast swaths of America, thanks to centuries-old regional traditions that few of us understand. Tea Party Death Trip: Why are some Americans so comfortable letting fellow citizens die? Readers have "discovered" a so-called rogue caption writer for the Globe and Mail; catchy quips from this caption-crusader have been fascinating fans for quite some time but his clever pot-shots directed at the ultra-wealthy seem to have struck a nerve. The Internet Intellectual: Evgeny Morozov reviews Public Parts: How Sharing in the Digital Age Improves the Way We Work and Live by Jeff Jarvis. Harold Pollack on why liberals need to rethink everything they knew about housing policy.