From Outlook India, a special issue on Independence Day. A Tale of Two Indias: Twenty years of liberalization. Shashi Tharoor on India’s functioning anarchy. India conquers the world: Building family businesses through dogged opportunism is what has driven the expansion of Greater India. An interview with Angela Saini, author of Geek Nation: How Indian Science is Taking Over the World. India is indeed rising — so why are more than three-quarters of the country living on less than fifty cents a day? Parul Sehgal reviews The Beautiful and the Damned: A Portrait of the New India by Siddhartha Deb. A brand new map for India: Sanjeer Alam says demands for new states won’t stop because of the population boom. The Hawks of South Asia: The dream of a lasting peace between Pakistan and India can't happen unless their militaries get out of the way. Pakistan is in a free fall — and India should be worried. Mani Shankar on why Pakistan is not a failed state and how it can engage with India and set aside historic hostilities. Why my father hated India: Aatish Taseer, the son of an assassinated Pakistani leader, explains the history and hysteria behind a deadly relationship. The most dangerous place: Apoorva Shah on Pakistan’s past, Pakistan’s future. The world's most dangerous border: To reduce the risk of terror, the West must help defuse tension between India and Pakistan (and more). Martin W. Lewis on India’s second most dangerous border. Can India and Pakistan overcome decades of mistrust to save the crucial Indus Waters Treaty? Here is a photo of the India-Pakistan border from space. Why do India and Pakistan see America in such opposite ways? A review of Pakistan: A Hard Country by Anatol Lieven. A legal mandate for bigotry: Why the religious persecution of minorities in Pakistan is getting worse. A review of Playing with Fire: Pakistan at War with Itself by Pamela Constable.

A new issue of The Reprint is out. Edwin S. Fruehwald (Hofstra): Power in Contemporary Legal Thought: Postmodernism versus Behavioral Biology. From Image and Narrative, a special issue on Memory Screens. Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam, two bold young neuroscientists, have initiated a revolution in the scientific study of sexual attraction. Barry Eichengreen on a critique of pure gold: The gold standard is making a comeback — Tea partiers looking to push the government out of the monetary-policy-making business would have all of us carting bullion-laden trolleys to the grocery store. Al-Qaeda is winning: The group has tricked the US into bankrupting itself by spending huge sums on wars and homeland security. From The New Atlantis, Caitrin Nicol on the utopian impulse in fiction, and the way it denies human nature; and slacking as self-discovery: Rita Koganzon on the rebranding of indolence as "emerging adulthood". A review of Holy Ignorance: When Religion and Culture Part Ways by Olivier Roy. From The Atlantic, a special report on 9/11: Ten Years Later. From GQ, an investigative report on the Cleveland, Texas gang rape of an 11-year-old-girl. Paul Krugman on the profession and the crisis. From The Christian Century, advice and consent: Benjamin J. Dueholm on monogamy in the age of Dan Savage. Is Trypophobia a real phobia? Jennifer Abbasi investigates the fear of creepy clustered holes. The Assassination President: If George W. Bush was the torture president, Barack Obama’s pet human rights violation is extrajudicial killing. How tabloid trainwrecks are reinventing gothic literature: In the so-called real world of tabloids, Internet gossip sites and reality TV, the genre is still thriving. There are too many books being published, or at least there are too many of the wrong kind.

A new issue of Childhood and Philosophy is out. George W. Dent Jr. (Case Western): Families We Choose? Visions of a World Without Blood Ties. Deflating the myth of perfect parenting: Two splashy stories challenge our ideas of what makes a good mother. What parents can learn from prison guards: Advice on how to ensure "voluntary compliance" from your kids — no tear gas involved. Family happiness and the overbooked child: Scheduling a constant round of activities for children can deplete family finances, and does not necessarily mean the children will be successful, or happy, later in life. What if my daughter grows up to be Republican? The armored child: Babies in helmets, toddlers tracked by GPS — has modern parenting gone haywire, or is it just parenting? The Kids Are Not All Right: The 20th century witnessed a momentous shift that would ultimately threaten the welfare of children — the rise of the for-profit corporation. The perils of parenting style: Annette Lareau says that the way middle class parents interact with their children promotes an “emerging sense of entitlement” that better equips them for success in the world. A review of The Family: A Liberal Defence by David Archard. You might wonder if there are lots of complaints about the title of Raising Happy Children for Dummies — and you might wonder who buys the book, and for what reasons. An article on genius across cultures and the “Google brain”. Parents have the best intentions for their children, but everyone from Dr. Spock to Tiger Mom has conflicting advice about how to raise them. How to raise a global kid: Taking Tiger Mom tactics to radical new heights, these parents are packing up the family for a total Far East Immersion. A look at 6 progressive parenting fads you won't believe are legal.