From THES, a review of Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World; and a review of The Disrespect Agenda or How the Wrong Kind of Niceness is Making us Weak and Unhappy by Lincoln Allison. A review of Worlds at War: The 2,500-Year Struggle Between East and West by Anthony Pagden. Irrational, passionate, unpredictable — politicians' marriages remind us of all the things that drive us nuts about relations (and government). A review of The Flash Press: Sporting Male Weeklies in 1840s by Patricia Cline Cohen, Timothy J. Gilfoyle, and Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz. The first chapter from Guesstimation: Solving the World's Problems on the Back of a Cocktail Napkin by Lawrence Weinstein and John A. Adam (and test your estimability). From Comment, an interview with Timothy Shah on the opening of the evangelical mind. David Frum remembers William F. Buckley, the loyal son. Change the world (in five easy steps): Even with millions of signatures, the success of petitions is hard to gauge — which do we sign, forward or delete? A review of ID: The Quest for Identity in the 21st Century by Susan Greenfield. A review of Dawn, Dusk, or Night: A year with Nicolas Sarkozy by Yasmina Reza. A review of The Powers to Lead by Joseph Nye. Everyone wants girls to have as many opportunities in sports as boys, but can we live with the greater rate of injuries they suffer?